WVTS made me very comfortable with the transition and I couldn’t have done my first steps without knowing this program! I would highly recommend this program to ALL women in transition from military to civilian workforce!
On April 23, 2017 the Women Veterans Transition Space held its 1st Coffee Conversations and Careers. The event was a huge success! Attendees stepped into an atmosphere known as “Military Mondays powered by Starbucks,” and were intrigued and attentive from start to finish! Attendees gained exposure to employment resources and opportunities, had one-on-one advice on translating their military skills into civilian terms, gained valuable insight on confidence building, personal branding, and received interview preparation insight, while enjoying access to local and national industry experts.
Twenty-five attendees spent the evening networking, sharing military stories and comparing notes on making the transition from military life into the civilian sector. Two bold attendees volunteered to do on-the-spot mock interviews with the ladies from the AMVETS Career Centers. Not only did they participate in the mock interviews but they had the opportunity to receive constructive feedback from both veteran and civilian onlookers as well. The AMVETS Career Center also provided attendees with resume review sessions and an overview of the services offered by the center. In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Ally Financial provided a workshop on financial literacy.
Take a look inside the event below!
One attendee was hired by Starbucks within a week of the event, and this is what she had to say:
Dear Mrs. Miller;
My name is Jessica and I am a Navy veteran with 5 years of service. From the time I left the service, I was dumbfounded ON WHAT to do and how to start. I was actually going to massage school in Colorado Springs and then apartments wouldn’t accept the housing that I was being paid for when I was in school. From the time I left the service, I was dumbfounded ON WHAT to do and how to start.
I moved back to Virginia to live with my brother and he helped me through this transition one day at a time and recommended this program (WVTS) to me. I spent my time looking for a job in Colorado from January to April and then moved to VA end of April and with this program and talking with the staff and their resources, I had two part time job offers within the week after that and now I am employed part time via Starbucks and Aldi.
What I loved about the program was it was very community and resources based and the people were always reaching out to others to assist you in your job search. The results came back no sooner immediately and the service was incredible! WVTS made me very comfortable with the transition and I couldn’t have done my first steps without knowing this program! I would highly recommend this program to ALL women in transition from military to civilian workforce!
Thank you for reading this and have a great week! Hope this helps!
WVTS-Mobile! events are designed to connect women veterans to a network of career development and employment opportunities driven by industry executives and community partners. WVTS-Mobile! events are excellent networking opportunities and foster an atmosphere that offers industry executives opportunities interact with women veterans and learn firsthand about some of the employment struggles women veterans have when transitioning out of the military.