Workshop series to offer career service advice to veterans
A series of programs co-sponsored by Shippensburg
University will offer career information to area veterans.
"Mission Career: A Workshop Series for Veterans" is
co-sponsored by Shippensburg’s Career Development Center, Penn
State Mont Alto’s Career Services and the Student Veterans of America chapters at the two universities. The program
is made possible in part, by a grant from PennACE (Pennsylvania National
Association of Colleges and Employers).
The schedule is:
- Feb. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 100a of the Ceddia
Union Building at Shippensburg. The
first part of the session is resumes and transferable skills. The facilitator is Jeffrey
Hanks, manager of the Transition Assistance Program at Carlisle Army Barracks.
This session will show how
military experience can be translated to describe skills in a way that civilian
employers understand. Attendees will also receive basic information on
formatting federal resumes. In the
second part of the session, Lorie
Davis, assistant director of University Relations at Shippensburg, will provide
an overview of how to prepare for and make the most of attending a job
28, 6 to 8 p.m. in 122 MAC at Penn State Mont Alto.
The session on “Using Your Military Skills to Become an
Entrepreneur: An Introduction” will be led by two members of
the Small Business Development Center at Shippensburg. They are Cheryl
Young, consulting manager, and Dr. Michael Unruh, center director. This workshop will help aspiring
entrepreneurs begin the process of successful business ownership including
evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing
options. Attendees will learn unique lifestyle
requirements involved in owning a business, how to assess the feasibility of their
business idea, differences between business organization structures, how
to develop a business plan,
how to obtain financing, how to market their product or service, and the
applications and licenses needed to start their company.
- April 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Orchards
in Chambersburg. The topic of the session is interview skills and employer
networking. A panel
discussion with employers from a variety of industries will discuss major
interviewing points, including how to talk about military experiences and
transitional skills during an interview. A networking reception after
follow the one-hour long panel session will
encourage veterans and employers to network and potentially lead to some
register for the event, go to http://ship.edu/career/Mission_Career.