Societe Genrale Americas Veterans Network presents at Student Veterans of America National Convention


Strengthening its commitment to those who serve our country, Societe Generale Americas and its Veterans Network sponsored a table at the Student Veterans of America National Convention (NATCON), the largest annual gathering of student veterans in the country.

Societe Generale Americas Veterans Network founder Freddy Rojas, Mitvin Shah, Head of Veteran Recruitment for the Veterans Network, and Ryan Haberther, Veterans Network member and HR Recruitment partner, attended the three-day conference from January 3 – 5. The conference brings together corporate partners, student veterans, government agencies and veteran resource groups to learn from each other. 

“Sponsoring a corporate exhibitor booth helped us create some buzz about Societe Generale and the things we are doing,” said Freddy. “Although our US presence is smaller compared to other banks, our veterans outreach efforts are highly recognized in the NY area. This conference has helped us expand our brand nationally.”

With more than 2,000 student veterans in attendance at the conference, Freddy, Mitvin and Ryan were able to make a significant number of connections with school representatives who can spread awareness and build interest in careers with Societe Generale. 

Freddy also had the honor of participating on a panel entitled “Corporate partnerships for successful internship placement for student veterans.” The panel was moderated by Jennifer Pluta, Assistant Director, Veterans Career Services at Syracuse University, and included panelists Rachel Ballew, President, U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University, Tiffany Daugherty, VP, Military & Veteran Outreach at Barclays, and Matt Butler, Director, Military and Veterans' Services at Fordham University.

The panel touched on how student veterans can gain on-the-job training through corporate internship programs. This session provided information about different types of internship opportunities, tips on how to approach them while applying, and how student veteran leaders can build successful partnerships with companies to maximize the placement of student veterans in internship programs.  

“I thought the conference was outstanding,” Freddy said. “We were able to spend three solid days educating not only student veterans but other organizations about who and what Societe Generale is and the types of roles and opportunities we have for veterans.”

You can learn more about the Student Veterans of America here: studentveterans.org.

You can learn more about Societe Generale America’s Veterans Network here: americas.societegenerale.com/en/careers/get-know-diversity/veterans-network/