2014 Breakout Sessions (2015 Breakout sessions available soon)
Leveraging Your Military Skills and Civilian Education to a Successful Career Transition
Veterans will receive practical and unvarnished advice from someone who made the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. Discussion topics will include choosing a career that's right for you, leveraging your military and civilian education to obtain employment, taking the quickest path to obtain your career of choice, and considering your career as your next duty station.
Presenter: David J. Renza. Doctoral student, Northeastern University. Veteran. Co-author: Military Education Benefits for College.
Location: Student Recreation Center, Seminar Room Time: 11:00 am
Resume Writing & Interview Skills
This workshop will discuss the key components necessary to present your training and experience in resume format. A review of interview skills will also be discussed and practiced.
Presenter: Craig Jez, Business Services Manager, Workforce Investment Board, One-Stop Career Center
Location: Student Recreation Center, Shapiro Board Room Time: 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
The 30 Second Elevator Pitch
The "Elevator Pitch" is a quick, 30-second speech that explains who you are, what you do, and what you can bring to an organization. This workshop offers tips and tactics for developing your unique "pitch." You will learn and practice the key components to present a confident, polished, and memorable introduction.
Presenter: David R. Dewberry, Ph.D., Department of Communication & Journalism, Editor, First Amendment Studies. Veteran.
Location: Student Recreation Center, Seminar Room Time: 10:00 am
Your Job Search: Put Digital Media and Social Networks to Work
Howard Joffe, Esq., Adjunct Associate Professor in Rider's Department of Communication and Journalism and Emmy Award-winning television newsman, will present an interactive seminar on ways to engage the resources of the Internet to maximize your job search. This breakout session will help you enhance your use of digital media and social networks to identify and land the job you want.
Presenter: Howard Joffe, Esq., Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism
Location: Student Recreation Center, Shapiro Board Room Time: 11:00 am
Rider University Veteran Entrepreneurial Program
Rider University will offer a Veteran Entrepreneurial Program this summer, free of charge, to veterans wanting to start, purchase or expand a business. Funded by a generous grant from Grand Bank, N.A., the seven-week program will teach veterans how to launch a new business, grow/purchase an existing business, and/or apply for funding for a business.
Presenter: Dr. Ronald Cook, Professor and Director, Rider’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Location: Student Recreation Center, Seminar Room Time: 12:00 pm