2023 Alumni Conference

Warrior-Scholar Project’s Second Annual Alumni Conference
Princeton University, July 28-31

You Are Ready.

Come to learn, reconnect, expand your network, and walk away with tangible tools to help successfully transition into higher education and the workforce. Discussions will focus on leadership development, skills transfer, personal growth, professional development and networking.

WSP Alumni: This event and lodging are free! All you need to do is get yourself there.

Speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters: There is no charge for the conference, but lodging and transportation costs are on your own.

Schedule of Events

Check back frequently to view our updated schedule.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Pre-Conference Event

11:00-12:00 pmFireside chat with General David Petreaus, location TBA (this event will also be livestreamed)

Friday, July 28, 2023

Day One: Arrival & Reception

3:00-5:00 pmArrival, check in, Hyatt Regency, Princeton, NJ
5:00-7:00 pmWelcome reception, Location TBA
7:00-10:00 pmExtended reception, Hyatt Regency

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Day Two: Concurrent Sessions & Academic Marketplace

8:30-10:00 amBreakfast available, Frist Campus Center
10:00-11:00 amFormal welcome, Frist Campus Center
11:00-4:00 pmAcademic Marketplace, Frist Campus Center
11:00-1:00 pmConcurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops, McCosh Hall
12:00-1:30 pmLunch available, Frist Campus Center
2:00-3:00 pmConcurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops, McCosh Hall
3:00-4:30 pmBreak/activities (travel back and forth to hotel available)
4:30-6:00 pmSpeaker Series: Civic Engagement and Leadership, McCosh Hall
6:00-7:30 pmCocktail hour & hors d’oeuvres, Louis A. Simpson International Building & Scudder Plaza

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Day Three: Concurrent Sessions & Academic Marketplace

8:30-10:00 amBreakfast available, Frist Campus Center
10:00-12:00 pmConcurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops, McCosh Hall
11:00-2:00 pm Academic Marketplace, Frist Campus Center
12:00-1:30 pmLunch available, Frist Campus Center
2:00-4:00 pmConcurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops, McCosh Hall
4:00-5:30 pmBreak/activities (travel back and forth to hotel available)
5:30-7:00 pmClosing reception, location TBA

Monday, July 31, 2023

Day Four: Departure

8:30-10:00 amBreakfast available, Frist Campus Center
10:00 amDepart

Organizations, Speakers, and Session Leaders

Events, dates, and times are subject to change. Be sure to check back frequently.

Organization/SessionSession TypeSession FocusDateTimeLocation
Service to SchoolPresentionSkills Transfer7/29/202311:00-11:00 amTBA
Service to SchoolPanel DiscussionSkills Transfer7/30/202311:00-11:00 amTBA
Hire Heroes USA - How to Identify and Market Your Transferable SkillsWorkshopProfessional Development7/29/20233:00-3:45 pmTBA
HigherEdMilitaryWorkshopProfessional Development7/29/20232:00-2:45 pmTBA
HigherEdMilitaryPanel DiscussionProfessional Development7/30/20232:00-2:45 pmTBA
PTSD, Moral Injury, Warfare & CulturePresentationPersonal GrowthTBA11:00-11:45 amTBA
Strategies for Highly Selective InstitutionsPanel DiscussionSkills TransferTBATBATBA
Veteran Owned BusinessesWorkshopProfessional DevelopmentTBATBATBA
Personal FinancesWorkshopPersonal GrowthTBATBATBA
Public SpeakingWorkshopProfessional DevelopmentTBATBATBA
NetworkingWorkshopProfessional DevelopmentTBATBATBA
Veteran Transition IssuesPanel DiscussionPersonal GrowthTBATBATBA
Law PanelPanel DiscussionProfessional DevelopmentTBATBATBA
McKinsey/ConsultingPanel DiscussionProfessional DevelopmentTBATBATBA
AdmissionsUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignSkills Transfer7/29/202311:00-3:45 pmTBA
AdmissionsUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignSkills Transfer7/30/202311:00-3:45 pmTBA
AdmissionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Skills TransferTBATBATBA

COVID-19 Policy

Attendees will be required to abide by Princeton’s COVID policy. More details to come.

Hotel and Conference Locations

During the conference, WSP alumni and staff will stay at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. The closest and most convenient airport is Newark Liberty International Airport which is approximately 54 minutes away. Public transportation is available from Newark Airport to the hotel. Click on the image to see the full map.

WSP Alumni Only

Be sure to complete the travel form so we can track how you get to and from the conference.

The Alumni Conference is filled with great events. From vendor tables to information sessions, we have it all. Conference events will be held at McCosh Hall on Princeton’s campus. Click on the image to see the full map.

The Frist Campus Center at Princeton University is a vibrant hub of student activity where we will host our Academic Marketplace and lunches. Click on the image to see the full map.

Are you interested in engaging with our alumni by leading a conference session or hosting an information table?

The Alumni Conference offers multiple ways to connect with WSP alumni and support them as they work towards achieving their educational and professional goals. The conference is grounded in WSP’s commitment to lifelong learning and will be the focus of the following conference components:

  • An “academic marketplace” for poster presentations, information tables, and networking opportunities
  • Presentations, panel sessions, or practical workshops on leadership development, skills transfer, networking, personal growth, and graduate schools

If your organization is interested in participating, please reach out to the WSP’s director of education, Cassie Sanchez, for more information.

Become a 2023 WSP Alumni Conference Sponsor

Being a conference sponsor brings opportunities to engage directly with WSP alumni, have a presence in the academic and professional marketplace, and lead a panel discussion as a featured speaker. Conference sponsorship also allows extensive branding opportunities to the 200 student veteran alumni attending the conference.

Please reach out to Jodi Black, WSP manager of institutional development, for more information.

Our Alumni Conference held last year was a great success. It brought together alumni from all over the country to discuss their experiences and share insights on transitioning from military service to academic life. The conference featured engaging panel discussions, networking opportunities, and informative workshops that provided valuable resources for attendees. Overall, it was a meaningful and impactful event that helped strengthen the veteran scholars’ community.

2022 Photo Gallery