“I’m from Syracuse, but even coming to a new university and meeting people, it’s daunting. It can be overwhelming,” Brigandi says. “Coming to a new campus you have a lot of questions—classes, your benefits, where to go.”
He then found a go-to resource: other student veterans.
“When I first started I had to go out and search for those answers. Just hanging out with student veterans on campus, they had it all. It’s kind of an informational resource,” says Brigandi, an information management and technology student in the School of Information Studies (iSchool).