Veteran Expo and Career Fair: May 12, informational sessions, career prep

Toni Pennello, Staff Writer

A veteran focused career and education fair will be held on the second floor of the Henry Student Center on May 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. While all students are invited to attend, the fair will focus on helping the veteran population.

The fair is an excellent opportunity to meet with potential employers, especially for veterans who will receive focused attention. The fair was planned by Emily McGaha, who serves Americorps VISTA on Wilkes campus.

“The goal of the Veteran Expo and Career Fair is to assist the veteran population both on and off campus by providing resources and awareness of job opportunities that are looking to hire our heros [sic],” McGaha said.

The expo will also “assist students who are unsure of what they want to do after college,” according to McGaha, as well as allow students to “see what’s out there.”

The event will include sessions in the morning dealing with Entitlements, Skill Transfer, and a Community Resource Panel.

“These sessions assist the veteran population by inquiring information on what they are entitled to, what resources are available to them within the community, and how to transfer their skills onto a resume,” McGaha said.

In the afternoon, there will be a Career and Education Fair.

“Part two is the Career and Education Fair where companies/businesses and local colleges/universities come in looking to hire veterans or inform veterans about educational opportunities at their institution,” said McGaha.

“The career and education fair is also open for the rest of Wilkes community as well as community members, but the veteran specific component focuses on these workshops to assist veterans and companies looking to hire veterans.”