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Next Meeting: March 21, 2017

 

10:00 AM -11:00 AM

 

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+14243362000 [CA, Redondo Beach]    
+17039492000 [VA, Herndon]     
+14106493000 [MD, Baltimore]      
 
Conference ID: 1669194


Summary of March 2017 call

 

After Rollcall, we discussed previous events / programs, current programs and future ideas and programs from each organization on the call.

 

Rex Laceby CU Boulder, Career Services and President CU Boulder Veteran Alumni Club:

·       Last Program: CIA Info session, Spring Career Fair (I introduce the veterans I work with on campus to recruiters at the fair), I host single employer meet and greet / info sessions on campus every semester for targeted companies / areas of employment, resume critiques/ advising/ transition assistance, I was attended the CU Boulder Alumni Association Leadership Summit, and last semester at the MPACE Conference I Co-hosted a Veteran Student panel at the conference with Kristyn Emmer from Colorado State University.

·       Current program: Veteran Mentorship and Transition Program Pilot (like Boots to Suits / DU’s Right Foot forward program),  we have 4 students in our pilot and they graduate in May, receiving their free Brooks Brothers Suit for professional development. Keep working with Colorado Dept of Labor and Employment and other State and Federal Veteran organizations to help find employers that want veterans / share contacts and resources. I work closely and volunteer with Veteran Service Organizations like

·       Team Rubicon https://teamrubiconusa.org/?gclid=CLGgv4GO3tICFZC6wAodwaII3A

·       Mission Continues:

https://www.missioncontinues.org/?gclid=CPXV4ZKO3tICFcYCaQodeqwIQw

·       Colorado Advisory Council on Military Education (CO-ACME):

http://www.co-acme.org/

·       Colorado United Veteran Committee:

http://www.unitedveteranscommittee.org/

·       No Barriers warriors:

http://www.nobarriersusa.org/warriors/

·       Planning for future: continued growth of Mentorship and Transition Program. Develop a Scholarship fund for Veterans through Alumni Association / CU Foundation, More work with 3 letter federal agencies and find more veteran friendly employers to attend our career fairs, post jobs and engage on campus. Develop new and innovative ideas / programs for veterans student engagement and career development

 

 Damon Vine University of Denver, Veteran Services Coordinator:

·       Last Program: X-Cite Panel, smaller programs like bringing companies to campus

·       Current programs Right Foot Forward Program

·       Planning for future: Data gathering / Metrix (72 % veteran completing rate of college)

Orlando Taylor and Christin Roberts from UC Riverside Career Center (partner with student veterans)

·       Current program: Operation Vets (career development for vets on campus, 2 quarters meeting / workshops on resume, career development programs, mentorship component for peers and professional, linked in help.

·       Planning for future: Still developing their: UC Veterans Success Forum (started last year), it partners with Northrop Grumman to do (1 day event where veterans come and hear speakers form different topics), working with employer resource groups

Carmon Gold Univ. of Utah, Career Services Office

·       Last Program: she is new to office, meeting and working with vet services office. They just hosted a career fair for STEM careers / vet lunch hour networking lunch. Some job offers happened at this fair.

·       Current programs: Larger Career Fairs, spending time at Vet office on campus to do advising meeting vets, building relationships. Connecting with VA’s office

·       Planning for future: Develop more vet lunch / networking events. Starting a Professional Mentorship Program, working on veteran specific events

Randi Kliewer Sierra Nevada Corp (Employer) randi.kliewer@sncorp.com

·       Last Program /Current programs: Conduct events  & career fairs at Air Force Bases and 7 university’s / post jobs at bases and universities

·       Planning for future: Internship Program development, work more with ISR Division / recruiter

Suggestions for members to think about as they help veterans :

·       Find and work with other veteran supporting organizations in your area (VA, Dept. of Labor, other organizations on campus, i.e. ROTS units)

·       Work with / develop veteran affinity groups at employers our school works / partners with (Veterans Employee Resource Groups)

·       Work with your schools Alumni Association to find / possibly start a Veteran Alumni Club on your campus.

·       Start thinking of a workshop / presentation you r organization might want to lead at MPACE 2017 in Seattle this winter

 

 

 


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