Sponsored in memory of Major Eugene H. Nirdlinger.
Undergraduate Veteran Leadership Conference

UGVLC cohort 2019-2020

The Undergraduate Veteran Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Lurie Family in honor of Major Eugene H. Nirdlinger, provides leadership and professional development opportunities to veteran and military students from across The Ohio State University.

Presented by The Ohio State University Military and Veterans Services and the Fisher Leadership Initiative at the Max M. Fisher College of Business, this three-day intensive program consists of leadership and professional development activities designed to provide you with resources, knowledge, experiences and a community of peers to make a strong start as an Ohio State student. 

Program highlights:

  • Develop Your Leadership Abilities
    • Identify, articulate and strengthen your personal leadership traits
    • Apply and demonstrate your leadership abilities in different settings
    • Set a leadership development action plan for growth
  • Gain Professional Skills
    • Build your résumé
    • Enhance your interviewing skills
    • Develop a presence on LinkedIn
  • Build Your Network
    • Connect with your fellow veteran students
    • Network with Columbus-based veterans and industry professionals
    • Meet Ohio State faculty and advisors

Registration for the 2021 Undergraduate Veteran Leadership Conference will open in Spring 2021. 

Student Testimonials

This is a great program and I am glad that I had the opportunity to attend. I received a lot of valuable information and through some of the sessions learned a little bit more about my own leadership style as well as how to better articulate my selling points in a corporate setting.

I'm just in awe at how many resources are here and available to you as a veteran student.

This was a very solid program, I plan on attending again next year as well as recommending it to my vet peers.