Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS)
Northeastern’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) is dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and career aspirations. Led by Air Force Veteran Andy McCarty, CAVS aims to eliminate the gap between education and employment.
Half of all U.S. veterans face a period of unemployment after transitioning from military service, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For younger veterans, that number is even higher: servicemembers age 18 to 24 face an unemployment rate double that of their civilian peers. In a report by Prudential, in conjunction with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 69 percent of veterans listed “finding a job as a civilian” as their greatest challenge after service.
Our goal is to reverse those statistics and improve student veteran employability. CAVS offers a variety of resources and benefits, including mentorship opportunities and assistance with the transition to civilian life.
Andy McCarty serves as the director of CAVS. He is a post-9/11 era veteran of the United States Air Force, with deployments to Egypt and Qatar. He is also a graduate of Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies.
Andy and his team are available to assist with any questions you may have regarding your VA education benefits, as well as serve as a resource for the veteran community more broadly. We encourage you to visit us. You can find the CAVS at:
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Northeastern University prides itself on having a top-ranked career development department that has been consistently ranked #1 or #2 by The Princeton Review since 2011 and #1 Career Services by College Magazine in 2014. We strive to meet the career needs of our students, from freshman to recent graduates and alumni, through career advising, daily walk-ins, and individual appointments.
- If you have access to our Boston campus:
Please contact Northeastern University’s Career Development office at 617-373-2430 or email Careerservices@neu.edu to schedule an appointment with a Career Development Specialist.
Walk-in appointments are also available Monday – Friday 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
103 Stearns Center
420 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
- If you do not have access to our Boston campus:
Whether you’re enrolled at a Northeastern graduate campus or attend classes online, Career Development offers many resources for distance learners at all stages of their career development, job search, and career management process. We can help with any career-related issue and can also discuss your self-assessment results through Skype or telephone appointment.
Contact 617-373-2430 to arrange a Skype or telephone appointment today!
Additional resources available at http://www.northeastern.edu/careers/services/distance-learners/ and http://www.northeastern.edu/careers/services/veterans/.