Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS)


Northeastern’s Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) is dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and career aspirations. Led by Air Force veteran Andy McCarty, CAVS aims to eliminate the gap between education and employment.

Mission statement

To serve our military-related students by providing access to resources, programming, and opportunities that promote a positive Northeastern University experience as well as a successful transition to fulfilling employment and advancement after graduation.

Half of all U.S. veterans face a period of unemployment after transitioning from military service, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For younger veterans, that number is even higher: Servicemembers aged 18 to 24 face an unemployment rate double that of their civilian peers. In a report by Prudential, in conjunction with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 69 percent of veterans listed “finding a job as a civilian” as their greatest challenge after service.

Our goal is to reverse those statistics and improve student veteran employability. CAVS offers a variety of resources and benefits, including mentorship opportunities and assistance with the transition to civilian life.


Andy McCarty serves as the director of CAVS. He is a post-9/11-era veteran of the United States Air Force, with deployments to Egypt and Qatar. He is also a graduate of Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies.

The CAVS team is available to assist with any questions you may have regarding your VA education benefits, as well as serve as a resource for the veteran community more broadly. We encourage you to visit us. You can find CAVS at:

271 Huntington Avenue, Suite 277
Boston, MA 02115
Email us at [email protected]
Call us at 617.373.2392
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Career Services

Northeastern University prides itself on having a top-ranked Employer Engagement and Career Design (EECD) office that has been ranked in the top three for Colleges in America With the Best Job & Career Placement Services for 2019 by The Princeton Review. EECD strives to create a diverse and sustainable network of students, alumni, and employers, creating a robust social ecosystem through experiential programs, workshops, and one-on-one career counseling.

No matter where you are located, you can utilize EECD’s various tools and services. EECD’s website  has a number of online resources you can explore. Check out the EECD calendar for a list of upcoming events and programs (including employer-facing events and our weekly coaching lab  workshops). You can also visit the Career Studio (either virtual or in person on the Boston campus) for one-on-one career conversations.

To support veterans, active-duty students, and alumni, the Employer Engagement and Career Design office partners with the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) to assist in career exploration, job search, continuing education, and professional development.

You can also contact Northeastern University’s Employer Engagement and Career Design office at 617.373.2430 or email [email protected]

Northeastern’s Employer Engagement and Career Design office is located at:

101 Stearns Center
420 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

You can also learn more about CAVS and the other services offered by Northeastern by talking with an enrollment counselor.