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Graduate stories

See the following for past DVA graduates' experiences of the Graduate Program.


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Louie, 2019 Graduate

"DVA is the perfect place to further your skills, engage in meaningful work and improve the lives of those who have served our country and their families." — Louie, 2019 Graduate


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Izzy, 2018 Graduate

"Everyone at DVA instantly welcomed me and made me feel like I was part of the family! There is such a diverse culture at DVA and it is amazing to be a part of!" — Izzy, 2018 Graduate


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David, 2017 Graduate

"I gained a diverse variety of experience and skills by completing three unique rotations and having exposure to several functions and areas of the department." — David, 2017 Graduate


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Jen, 2016 Graduate

"At DVA there are opportunities to do work that makes a difference in the lives of others." Jen, 2016 Graduate

2015 Graduates

"DVA's Graduate Program is filled with personal and professional development opportunities and provides the opportunity to experience a variety of functions, including liaison with other departments. Graduates are welcomed, valued and supported throughout the program, creating an ideal environment for entry in to the public service. During the program you will also build a valuable network of friends and colleagues that will serve you well into your career." — Cedric, 2015 Graduate

"DVA is not like any other department because it supports veterans in areas ranging from policy to service access, so no matter what your interests and skills are you will have a chance to use them and get experience. It's the people that make the place, and the people at DVA are so passionate about helping veterans and their families and you can't help but be inspired!" — Jaime-Lee, 2015 Graduate

"If you’re thinking about applying for the DVA graduate program then DO IT! DVA will provide you with a program that expands your skills and opportunities. You will learn many new things in an environment where you are surrounded by individuals who are supportive, inclusive and very passionate about their work." — Tara, 2015 Graduate

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