Including Servicemembers and Veterans in Your College Recruiting Strategy

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Including Servicemembers and Veterans in Your College Recruiting Strategy

  1. 1. Including Servicemembers and Veterans in Your College Recruiting StrategyPANELISTS:PATRICIA REILY, ED.D.(COMMANDER, USN, RETIRED)TROOPS TO ENGINEERS SERVICE DIRECTORCOLLEGE OF ENGINEERINGSAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITYALAN D. MUIR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORCAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (COSD)GERALD V. KAPINOSDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONSSTUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA (SVA)
  2. 2.  1200 student veterans on campus 120 student veterans in Engineering Approximately 1/3 classified as Wounded Warriors 8 student veterans in Geosciences More veterans leaving the military in San Diego than any other city in the country Strong support through the SDSU Veterans Center and the Student Veterans Organization (first of its kind in the country)
  3. 3. Veterans are an excellent source of engineers,technicians and scientists at atime when our country needsworkers skilled in these areas.
  4. 4.  Excellent technical experience Excellent work ethic Maturity and focus Team players and self starters “Can do” attitude Tax incentives for companies that hire veterans Veterans have “stood the watch”
  5. 5.  1) Goal: Place 100% of SDSU student- veterans seeking career assistance into paid internships and/or full time, salaried jobs 2) Goal: Increase the numbers of veterans pursuing careers in engineering 3) Goal: Create a regional and national model of a premier Troops to Engineers SERVICE Program 4) Goal: Garner industry for the program (financial and internships)
  6. 6. Student Employer Student Employer Jason Schiedermayer Ambient and SPAWAR  Jeremy Avery SDSU Machine Shop Michael Chen Cubic  Brian Williams L3 (Graduate School, Clemson) Sean Rathburn Cubic  Kyle Dickerson L3 Anthony Vela General Atomics  Shaun Hanson Kevcon Victor Baca General Atomics  Charlie Belt Kevcon Casey Cleland General Atomics  Jacob Pepper SDSU/UCSD JDP & SERVICE Assistant Joshua Reece General Dynamics  Jeromey Suko United Launch Benjamin Hubert General Dynamics  Cliff Davies Dokken Engineering Matthew Belden General Dynamics  Anthony Simmons Dokken Engineering Matt Kochevar General Dynamics  Jareb Fohne NAVAIR James Sparks Northrop Grumman  Dan Cavanaugh Brady and Associates Jack Powell Qualcomm and Northrop Grumman  Darren George Linear Justin Tapay Qualcomm  Philip Moreno Linear Sean Mott Qualcomm  Deleon Thompson Linear Alan Williams SDG&E  Courtnay Roland Secure Wireless Nick Apuzzo SDG&E  Ryan Conger Power Engineers Benjamin Asawa Solar Turbines  Jeremiah Cox Seabotix Andrew Bonica SPAWAR  Albert Fruner Rady Childrens Hospital Taylor Doolittle SPAWAR  Don Nguyen Assure Controls Mark McAuliffe SPAWAR  Donald Shurtliff Navy (AOCS) Clint Callanan SPAWAR  Erik Salmonson Inova David Mendez NAVFAC  Dan White Inova and SPAWAR Roger Kelly Lockheed Martin  Mitchell ONeill VA Frank Weidenbener Leighton & Associates  Manuel Rimando D3 Technologies Jonathon Palmer NOVA Engineering & Environmental David Rhiley Sony
  7. 7. “This is a program that “Could you just clone delivers results,” him and send me three Frank Flores, Northrop Grumman more,” Kev Kutina, Kevcon“We love these guys. They are on step the “The internship helped minute they walk me realize how much I through the door,” really know and confirmed that choseDave Geier, SDG&E the right career path,” Casey Cleland, intern at General Atomics and Invetech
  8. 8. What do our student-veterans look like? 1200 on campus 120 in the College of Engineering (Photo of Andrew (EE) in Iraq, currently working at SPAWAR)
  9. 9. Matt and Matt, Electrical Engineering majors Interning at General Dynamics NASSCO
  10. 10. Jason, Electrical Engineering Major, interning at SPAWAR, Buick Scholarship winner
  11. 11. Anthony, Mechanical Engineering Major,General Atomics Bio-fuels Project Intern General Dynamics NASSCO intern.
  12. 12. Jack, Electrical Engineering Major, Qualcomm and Northrop Grumman Intern
  13. 13. Casey, ME, GA bio-fuels project and Invetech
  14. 14. Deleon at Linear
  15. 15. SAME Scholarship winners 2012 SPAWAR, L-3, Northrop Grumman, Cubic, Kevcon, Nova, Dokken, Leighton, SDG&E, FBI, Hamilton Sundstrand, General Dynamics (NASSCO), Qualcomm, Solar Turbines, Sony, NAVSEA, SDSU, Seabotix, Linear, General Atomics, Inova, Lockheed Martin
  16. 16. Justin and Jack, Qualcomm interns, withPatricia, Qualcomm sponsored Padres Game
  17. 17.  Internships and new grad jobs Financial support Visibility Mentoring
  18. 18. "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt
  19. 19. Patricia Reily, Ed.D. (Commander, USN retired)preily@projects.sdsu.edu, (619)594-5849,
  20. 20. Including Servicemembers andVeterans in Your College Recruiting Strategy Alan Muir, Executive Director COSD Direct Employers Conference January 16, 2013
  21. 21. Mission of COSDIncrease the career employment rate of college graduates with disabilities
  22. 22. Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)• National association focused on career employment of college graduates with disabilities – 700 higher education institutions & 600 employers• Resource to better prepare students to be competitive in their career search• Helps employers create strategies to successfully recruit students
  23. 23. Annual National Conference• November, 2013 in Chicago• Career Services / Disability Services• HR, EO, Diversity, Campus Recruiting• Latest news and best practices• Keynote speakers• More details at www.cosdonline.org/cosd-annual- national-conference
  24. 24. • A nationwide recruitment site specifically focused on college students with disabilities• Students disclose the presence of a disability with no further disclosure required• Currently, more than 2000 students• More than 400 employers posting jobs• Employers and Students can access Career GatewayTM at www.cosdonline.org
  25. 25. • Regional education and networking events for up to 60 students with disabilities and 10 employers• Two half-days including: – Awareness and disability disclosure training – Dinner for students to network with employers – Other networking opportunities – Three one-hour networking sessions on Saturday morning with one to two employer representatives
  26. 26. • April 5 and 6, 2013 in Raleigh / Durham, NC – Sponsored by and Cisco Systems• Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport at RTP• Keynote Speaker – Victoria Maxwell• More information – www.cosdonline.org• Students – Apply online and post resume on Career Gateway – Provide top six choices of employers
  27. 27. Consulting• Customized training either on-site or remote electronic presentation• Consulting with campus recruiting and diversity professionals• Consulting with an existing Employee Resource Group or assisting with creating an ERG focused on disability• Assistance in outreach to college students and recent graduates with disabilities• Information at cosdonline.org/n-the-know
  28. 28. Presenter Contact Information Alan D. Muir, Executive DirectorCareer Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) The University of Tennessee 100 Dunford Hall Knoxville, TN 37996-4010 865-974-7148 E-mail: amuir@tennessee.edu Website: www.cosdonline.org

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