November 18, 2016
Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative
Sponsored by the Prudential Foundation, the VET Initiative is designed to help student veterans gain hands-on experience in the nation's capital and prepare them for greater success in the civilian workforce.Full story: view.twc-email.org
TWC will select 25 qualified student veterans to receive a full scholarship for program and housing fees, as well as additional financial aid to help offset living costs. Applicants must be honorably discharged undergraduate or graduate student veterans (currently enrolled at the time of application). The application deadline is February 15, 2017.
November 17, 2016
The things that they carry Ruck March
In the Army and Marines, a “ruck march” is a grueling test of stamina where soldiers carry heavy backpacks, or “rucksacks,” on marches that go on for miles and miles.Full story: omaha.com
This week, veterans groups at the Universities of Nebraska and Iowa will be using a 344-mile ruck march not to build strength but to build awareness about one of the most serious issues facing veterans today: suicide.
November 10, 2016
Veterans Day Events & Opportunities
Military.com has compiled a list of Veterans Day discounts on restaurants, goods, services and events for 2016. Click below to search for discounts by category. Visit daily as the list is updated frequently!Full story: military.com
November 7, 2016
Security Clearance: Does it Belong on Your Resume?
When I was in the Marine Corps, there was a reservist who had been activated to serve in the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) where we worked, and therefore was required to have a Top Secret SCI clearance.Full story: military.com
However, a problem arose when he decided to post his resume on job sites such as Monster.com, and listed his security clearance level on the resume.
It makes sense, right? You want to find a job and know that your security clearance can help you. Why would this be a problem?
October 14, 2016
State Department Offers Key Jobs for Veterans
The U.S. State Department is seeking Veterans to fill key Office Management Specialists positions. There are 75 vacant positions that have been created to support the State Department's Foreign Service Specialists categories.Full story: careers.state.gov
October 10, 2016
An Hour on Campus: The Writing Center
The Writing Center is open to the entire university community, including faculty and staff, to help with any kind of writing. Consultations can cover editing, brainstorming, proper citation, organization, forming an argument – anything someone needs assistance with. - Rachel Azima, Director of the Writing Center.Full story: news.unl.edu