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BERKELEY COLLEGE INVITES ALL MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY, VETERANS
Connect with prospective employers and benefit from career workshops
Members of the military, and veterans and their families, are invited to a Career Expo hosted by Berkeley College at Renaissance Hall in Woodland Park, NJ, on Friday, April 17, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Berkeley College is co-hosting the Spring Veterans Career Expo with Be A Hero – Hire A Hero, an initiative that focuses on assisting veterans with transitioning to civilian life through the organization’s network of professional, corporate, educational and military organizations.
“We would like veterans to know there is a place for them at Berkeley College and in the workplace as well,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College.
The event will feature exhibits by 50 employers with recruitment representatives. Some of the employers that will be represented include Johnson & Johnson; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Montefiore Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Colgate-Palmolive Company.
There also will be professional development workshops on topics that range from developing a resume to purchasing a home. The Spring Veterans Career Expo aims to help active duty military and veterans as well as their spouses and family members connect with resources.
Workshops include “The Road to Financial Security” by a Financial Advisor and U.S. Navy Veteran from Northwestern Mutual; “Operation Resume” and “How to Use LinkedIn to Search for a Job” by the Berkeley College Office of Career Services; “Living the American Dream: Home Ownership” by the Veterans Homebuyers Network Founder; “Understanding Your G.I. Bill Benefits” by the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, and “Transitioning into the Workforce,” by the Passaic County Workforce Development Board.
Berkeley College serves more than 500 military and veteran students and is recognized for its military and veteran programs, including a Top School ranking by Military Advanced Education; Best for Vets by Military Times; Best Online Programs for Veterans, by U.S. News & World Report; Best of the Best by U.S. Veterans Magazine; and as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education.
The mission of Be A Hero – Hire A Hero is to empower the diverse cultural community of veterans, wounded warriors and their family members and to prepare them for a seamless transition from military service to civilian life by providing the necessary foundation for success.
For more information about this event contact Jeff Klare at 917-941-6103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register and for more information click here. The address for the event is 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. The College was recognized by U.S. News & World Reportas one of the Best Colleges in the 2014 and 2015 for Online Bachelor Degrees. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experiences in their areas of study and pathways to dynamic careers.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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