Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative

The Washington Center developed the Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative in partnership with Prudential Financial to help student veterans turn their military training into civilian success.

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    Veteran's Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative

    Learn about this Washington Center program designed to help veterans transfer their military skills to the civilian world.

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  • How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

    How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

    Life in D.C. as a VET intern differed vastly from the two years Alex Palmer was stationed there as a Marine. TWC's VET Initiative was a “go and grow” opportunity during his college career.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Veterans Are Great Networkers

    5 Reasons Why Veterans Are Great Networkers

    Veterans are equipped with skills that make them natural networkers - which means Washington, D.C. is a great place for vets to be.

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  • Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative
    Turn your military training into civilian success with an internship in Washington, D.C.

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  • Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

    Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

    Networking, professional development and the opportunity to apply her military background on Latin America made the VET Initiative life changing for Navy Veteran Francheska Salazar.

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  • U.S. Army Reservist Connected to Dream Internship Site During VET Initiative

    U.S. Army Reservist Connected to Dream Internship Site During VET Initiative

    Army Reservist and Humanities major Noel Salvador Dominguez interned at the Smithsonian Institution through TWC's VET Initiative. The experience put his career opportunities into focus.

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  • 10 Reasons Why D.C. is the Perfect Place for Veterans

    10 Reasons Why D.C. is the Perfect Place for Veterans

    Washington, D.C. has anything you can possibly imagine for anybody you can possibly imagine.

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  • Summer in D.C. Set VET Alumna "On Fire" and Gave Her Confidence to Pursue Dream Jobs

    Summer in D.C. Set VET Alumna "On Fire" and Gave Her Confidence to Pursue Dream Jobs

    TWC’s VET Initiative helped Navy and Army National Guard Veteran and full-time student Yara Morgan relate her military skills to the civilian sector and expand her professional network.

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  • VET Initiative Summer Solidified Anthony’s Career Path Leading to His Current Job

    VET Initiative Summer Solidified Anthony’s Career Path Leading to His Current Job

    Anthony enlisted while still in high school, and served as a Marine before graduating college with honors. A factor in his TWC experience was that the internship prioritized his interests and...

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  • Maturity, Leadership Among Qualities VET Interns Bring to the Workplace

    Maturity, Leadership Among Qualities VET Interns Bring to the Workplace

    Paul Hammer has overseen TWC interns at Izar Capital Group, a private market merchant bank and strategic advisory group he co-founded in 2003, for the past five years. A boutique shop, Izar...

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  • A D.C. Internship Shifted Marine Edwin Lamothe’s Career Onto an Unexpected, Yet Rewarding Path

    A D.C. Internship Shifted Marine Edwin Lamothe’s Career Onto an Unexpected, Yet Rewarding Path

    Marine Corps veteran Edwin Lamothe interned at Stateside and Associates through TWC's VET Initiative. The policy experience he gained through his internship led to a job at JP Morgan Chase.

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  • Getting the Most Out of the VET Initiative Experience a Priority for Both Intern and His Internship Site

    Getting the Most Out of the VET Initiative Experience a Priority for Both Intern and His Internship Site

    An internship with Student Veterans of America in D.C. through TWC's VET Initiative helped student veteran Raul Santana strengthen his professional skills and develop new connections.

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  • Air Force Reservist Welcomed Opportunity to Step Out of Comfort Zone and Grow Her Network

    Air Force Reservist Welcomed Opportunity to Step Out of Comfort Zone and Grow Her Network

    Rose is an Air Force reservist that is studying and working in the same area she was trained for in the military. Participating in the VET Initiative helped her grow professionally and reaffirm...

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  • D.C. Bunker Labs Attempts to Spur VET Small Business Ideas

    D.C. Bunker Labs Attempts to Spur VET Small Business Ideas

    Participants of VET Initiative were given the opportunity to meet with Seda Goff, the DC Director of Bunker Labs. The organization was created by military veterans for veterans, to start and grow...

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    VET Initiative | Chaze Patrick

    An interview with Chaze Patrick, a participant of the inaugural cohort in the Veterans Employment Trajectory Initiative. For more information on the VET Initiative, visit www.twc.edu/veterans.

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  • A Day of Learning with Prudential Financial's CEO

    A Day of Learning with Prudential Financial's CEO

    Our visit to Prudential was the most eye-opening opportunity that I have ever had.

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  • Passion for Radio Led Navy Vet to An Internship and Promising Career Path

    Passion for Radio Led Navy Vet to An Internship and Promising Career Path

    Cedric Bagget interned at Voice of America through TWC's VET Initiative. The experience gave him a much stronger sense of purpose and belonging for his future in radio.

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  • TWC Forms Partnership to Support D.C. Homeless Veterans

    TWC Forms Partnership to Support D.C. Homeless Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is proud to partner with the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), the Washington D.C. Mayor’s...

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  • How My Internship Helped Me Discover the Value of My Military Skills In the Civilian Workforce

    How My Internship Helped Me Discover the Value of My Military Skills In the Civilian Workforce

    Christopher Lamy completed his undergraduate degree during his decade in the Air Force, but TWC's VET Initiative provided him with the connections and confidence he needed to pursue his career goals.

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  • How Student Vet Ashley Gorbulja's Internship Combined Her Passion for the Military with Her Educational Pursuits

    How Student Vet Ashley Gorbulja's Internship Combined Her Passion for the Military with Her Educational Pursuits

    Ashley describes her ongoing time in the National Guard as being in a state of constant transition from civilian to soldier, having to turn it on and off each month and throughout the week as a...

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  • The Prudential Foundation and TWC Position Veterans for Professional Success

    The Prudential Foundation and TWC Position Veterans for Professional Success

    Learn how a partnership with TWC helped the Prudential Foundation further its goal of supporting Veterans with opportunity.

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