Welcome to the final installment of our inaugural “What to do at ASU” series. We hope you’ve found our articles helpful, and that in reading them you feel more comfortable about coming to ASU this fall. We realize that there’s still a lot more to cover, so we’ll be offering more info as the semester progresses to help you be the most successful you can at ASU. For the final post of the series we wanted to go over a little bit of what our organization does, as well as try and show you how getting active will help you find your niche here at ASU.
First and foremost, we are a peer based network to provide support for student Veterans on campus. Our core mission is to ensure for the success of student Veterans in higher education and beyond. In order to accomplish this we focus primarily on three areas; education, jobs, and wellness. By utilizing this framework to provide this basic peer to peer interaction, we can all help each other ease the transition from service to the classroom, and ultimately beyond.
We’re able to connect our members with scholarships, connect them with tutoring services, and help them work with the Pat Tillman Veterans Center to navigate through the benefits system to ensure you have everything you need to be successful academically. We also connect you with resume writing workshops,
as well as interviewing workshops, and direct interaction with HR directors of some of the area’s leading firms to help you find the right internship or job.
However, the ability to succeed, both academically and professionally is predicated on having a sound foundation. Beyond the ability of providing you with a robust network of peers who you can vent to, swap war stories with, or just hang out with, we offer a plethora of opportunities. We believe that by focusing on continuing service, we will continue to foster the spirit that made us sign up in the first place, as well as make more successful students. Research shows that students who are involved on campus are more likely to be more successful, and Veterans who remain active in their communities have a much easier time transitioning. Service can not only be rewarding, but also therapeutic. To that end we try to have at least one (though we’re always open to more) big ticket service event every semester.
To compliment that, we have weekly events, ranging from pub crawls, to group hikes, to movie nights, and everything in between. Over the past few years many of us have forged lifelong friendships, and many of our members have noted that they would have dropped out if not for having made that lasting connection
at one of our many social events. In addition to social nights we also participate in intramural sports, as well as partner with other ASU clubs and Veterans Service Organizations on many of their events.
In short, there is a hundred different ways to get involved with the club and we encourage you to check them out to see what we’re all about. Check out our calendar over on the main page of our site, or follow us on facebook or twitter, to stay up to date with all our events. You can officially sign up (for no cost) and receive your FREE t-shirt by clicking through here and following the links.
So thank you for your time, we hope to see you soon, and last, but not least,