• October 17, 2018

    Raytheon Learn to Earn visit Oct 10th

    On Wednesday, October 10, Raytheon was in the Military & Veteran Success Center for a Learn to Earn Over Lunch.

    Raytheon is a technology and innovation company working to find solutions for defense, civil government, and cyber security. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I® products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support service. In 2017 Raytheon did $25 billion in sales and employs 64,000 employees worldwide for an array of occupations. Due to the large size of this company, there are many opportunities to work in sectors that do not deal with defense or government solutions. Currently, they are looking for individuals for internship, Co-Ops and full-time positions.

    The eligible majors range from engineering, computer science, data analysis, cyber security, math to supply chain. Raytheon is also looking for individuals with intangible skills like being a team player, innovative, adaptable, and communication. Those that have military experience is another asset Raytheon finds valuable. Internships are usually 10-12 weeks and Co-ops are 6 months. For entry-level hires there are positions across the U.S. and relocation assistance and training-development is offered.

    Raytheon is a company that puts a high value on equal opportunity for all and promotes employee resource programs.

    Key Values for Raytheon include:
    Trust
    Respect
    Collaboration
    Innovation
    Accountability

    Raytheon’s vision is to have one global team creating trusted innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

    Maybe Raytheon is the right fit for you?

    If you want to find out more information on Raytheon, please visit their website at https://www.raytheon.com/ or talk to Joe or Tom who would be more than happy to talk to you about Raytheon.

  • October 16, 2018

    VBA Education Service Letter to Students-Housing Payments and Post-9/11 GI Bill®

    Dear Student,

    Many of our Post-9/11 GI Bill® students are experiencing longer than typical wait times to receive monthly housing payments. Today, we are averaging a little over 35 days to work first-time applications and 23 days for re-enrollments.

    Although processing times in the fall are longer than other seasons, wait times this year are longer than usual. Knowing this may have caused you a financial hardship, please let us know by contacting us via the GI Bill® website at https://gibill.custhelp.va.gov/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask.

    As Our Education Call Center is also experiencing higher than normal wait times, you can avoid waiting on the phone for a payment status by calling 1-888-442-4551 and choosing Option 2 for an automated response. You can also check your eBenefits or vets.gov account for payment status. Once your payment is processed by VA, it will take a few more days to reach your banking institution.

    We regret that these delays are occurring and the impact they may have on you and your family. We’re working to make sure you are paid as soon as possible and will continue to update you with any new information we have. You may also want to follow us on our Facebook page for updates at https://www.facebook.com/gibillEducation/.

    Respectfully,

    Robert M. Worley II
    Director, Education Service
    Department of Veterans Affairs

  • October 15, 2018

    Husker alum uses art to tell veteran's story

    Until Thursday, Jordan Lambrecht and Melissa Ewing had been strangers.

    Now, Lambrecht is intimately familiar with Ewing’s life story, having spent two days working together at Nebraska Innovation Studio to artistically represent Ewing’s life and service in the United States military.

    Full story: news.unl.edu
  • October 2, 2018

    October Military & Veteran Success Center Newsletter available now

    Click the link below to read the new Military & Veteran Success Center Newsletter.

    Full story: vetsuccess.unl.edu
  • September 20, 2018

    Center hosts Learn To Earn event with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) was in the Military & Veteran Success Center on Thursday, September 20 in case you missed it. Here is a brief overview on ADM:

    ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processor and food ingredient providers. They serve customers in more than 170 countries, with 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredients manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and a state of the art crop transportation network.

    ADM is looking for quality individuals to fill a variety of positions within the company. They hope that students and recent graduates realize there is a lot of variety in career choices at ADM. Currently, open opportunities range from co-ops to full-time jobs. The specific positions range from marketing, IT, nutrition, supply chain management, and engineering.

    ADM is a big advocate of setting their employees up for success and have many benefits to do so. A few key employee benefits are Health and Wellness plans, Pension plans, 401(k), parental leave, adoption assistance, tuition assistance, and vacation schedules. Some of the other great benefits of working for ADM to consider are:
    - Employee resource group for veterans
    - Transition assistance to apply skills learned during service to corporate environments
    - Offers all employees professional counseling
    - Enforces the USERRA and is an ESGR partner

    Although, ADM is a large company each department is close-knit and the channels of communication are always open. This culture allows for individual development, preparation for future promotion and overall a place to thrive. The company also promotes internal movement, so even if you decide you need an occupational change, you can stay within the company. ADM is a company that cares about its individual employees and wants to see you be successful.

    If you would like to find out more information on ADM please see the following website: https://www.adm.com/careers

  • September 14, 2018

    Student Veterans attend Governor’s Welcome Home event

    Governor Ricketts hosted 45 recently discharged service members and their families at his residence for the 2018 Veterans Welcome Home Picnic. The event, in its third year, was co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) along with the Nebraska 150 Commission and Walmart.