Event Detail
Professional Skills for Veterans, Guards and Reservists (Fall 2012 - Wednesdays 6-7)
10/3/2012 6:00 PM - 10/31/2012 7:00 PM
UWOshkosh Student Success Center

Professional Skills for Veterans, Guards and Reservists

A series of 4 interactive small group discussions (6 - 7 PM on Wednesday, October 3, 17, 24) geared toward active duty veterans, guard members and reservists that include the following subjects:

  • Identification and marketing of professional skills
  • Career exploration
  • Resume translation from military to civilian worlds
  • Connecting and networking with veteran/military friendly employers
  • Successful interviewing
  • Job and internship searching (i.e. USAjobs, Vetjobs, Troops for Teachers, etc.)

Additionally, participants will interact with military/veteran-friendly employers during a panel/Q&A session and networking social at a date and time to be determined during Veterans Week.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will identify and learn how to communicate their top 5 professional skills
  • Participants will learn resources available to explore career directions
  • Participants will have a working resume to use for internship and job searches with language identifiable within the civilian world
  • Participants will interact with employer representatives from organizations that value military service/experience to build their professional networks
  • Participants will learn how to enhance their interviewing skills
  • Participants will identify and utilize job and internship searching resources (online and through networking)

These free programs will also include a complimentary copy of the Get! Hired guide and the StrengthsQuest assessment.