Sponsored by Rider and the American Legion, the Veteran Career Fair aids veteran job seekers, active duty military, members of the National Guard and reserve components, and military spouses.
Sean Ramsden
The Veteran Career Fair is for all veterans and their families seeking information about career paths and employment.

The Veteran Career Fair is for all veterans and their families seeking information about career paths and employment.

Job seekers who are veterans of the United States Armed Services, including those on active duty, members of the National Guard and reserve components, as well as military spouses, are invited to Honoring Our Heroes: A Veteran Career Fair and Military Expo on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center on the Lawrenceville campus. This event, free to employers and job seekers, will also be open to the non-military public beginning at 11 a.m. It is sponsored by Rider University and the American Legion.

The Veteran Career Fair and Military Expo is for all veterans and their families seeking information about career paths, employment opportunities and support organizations. Rider is partnering with veteran-friendly organizations to identify job opportunities, trade programs, and Veterans Administration support programs.

This event will offer breakout sessions on various career paths, educational opportunities, making the transition from the military to the civilian life, leveraging one’s military experience in the job market, and other related sessions geared toward the unique needs of veterans and their families.  

A preliminary list of breakout sessions includes:

Using the Latest Technology to Enhance Your Job Search

In this session, participants will learn how to use Simplyhired.com, indeed.com and LinkedIn in a job search campaign. This session is designed for job seekers who have already identified the types of jobs and positions they want to pursue.

Graduate Business Degree: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)

Key considerations and approaches to a graduate degree in business.  Topics: preparing for a graduate degree while in an undergraduate program, selecting a program that is right for you, and understanding your return on investment.   

Services at the Trenton Vet Center
A discussion of Vet Center Services, including combat trauma and its impact on education

Résumé Writing and Interview Skills

This workshop will discuss the key components necessary to present your training and experience in résumé format. A review of interview skills will also be discussed and practiced.  Computers and printers will be available.

A Bachelor's Degree in Business: A Gateway to a Rewarding Career

Whether you are interested in working for a major firm, a regional or local employer, or your own start-up firm, a bachelor’s degree in business can give you the competencies needed to be successful in a rapidly changing, global marketplace. In this session you will learn about the different business disciplines and the career paths available in them.

Your Transition Mission: Practical Steps for Success in the Civilian Workforce

Veterans will receive practical and unvarnished advice from someone who made the transition from active duty to the civilian workforce. Discussion topics will include speaking the language of business, marketing yourself effectively, gathering intelligence on careers and employers, and embracing your new mission of finding a new career.

Explore Opportunities in Education, Counseling and Leadership

Attend our School of Education session and learn about undergraduate and graduate programs for professional careers in the fields of Education, Special Education, Organizational Leadership, Counseling and more.

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The Veteran Career Fair is conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the New Jersey Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and the Reserve (ESGR); the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS); the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; NBC News and other local partners.

For further information, see http://www.rider.edu/veterancareerfair or contact Jo Anna Chapin of the College of Continuing Studies at Rider University at [email protected].