While student veterans are older than the general student population, they have proven skills in leadership, teamwork and many other sought after qualities for employers. By continuing their education at Seattle University, student veterans are preparing themselves for continued leadership in the public and private sectors. The Seattle University Veterans Committee (SUVC) is seeking to facilitate networking between local businesses and alumni veterans who can provide valuable guidance to current veteran student by hosting its second annual Veterans Networking Night on October 11. The Seattle University Veterans Committee (SUVC) is seeking to facilitate networking between local businesses and alumni veterans who can provide valuable guidance to current veteran students. The SUVC is comprised of students and university faculty that have served in the military. Participants are involved in activities on campus and in the community that encompass community service, professional development, camaraderie and holistic support to veterans. The evening will bring veterans together for a light dinner as they meet with potential employers. The keynote speaker will be SU professor emeritus of history Bob Harmon, who is himself a WWII veteran. The following employer groups will be present: Starbucks, Volt, Employee Partnership with the Armed Forces, Republic Services, Microsoft, Amazon, Hire America’s Heroes, and Boots to Shoes. It is the hope of the SU Veterans group to create a venue for employer groups to meet and educate student veterans on successful hiring strategies for today’s job market, build alumni partnerships by incorporating alumni veterans into mentors and sponsors, and to communicate Vet Corps strategy for future professional networking events. For more information, e-mail Adam Tousely, SUVC representative or register here. October 11, 20116:30-9 p.m. Seattle University, Casey Hall, Room 500 and 516
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