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Ready, Aim, Hire!

Career Readiness Webinar – May 6, 2020

About the Facilitators

Evan Milnor

Milnor graduated from the UCLA Anderson full-time MBA program in 2017. He lives in St. Louis, Mo, where he works in new market development for Honor, a San Francisco-based home care technology startup. While at Anderson, Milnor worked with the XPRIZE Foundation and co-founded Youtopia Snacks, a healthy snack food company originally called Officebites. It was awarded the UCLA Anderson/Union Bank Most Outstanding Business Creation Award and a fellowship from YPO West Los Angeles, and tied for second place in UCLA Anderson’s 2017 Knapp Venture Competition. Prior to Anderson, Milnor served as a U.S. Marine Corps Manpower Officer in Virginia, North Carolina and Romania.

David Cooley

Cooley joined the Office of Alumni Relations as director of Alumni Career Services in September 2014 after working in the Parker Career Management Center from 2006 to 2014. At the Parker CMC, Cooley was a highly rated career advisor to students in UCLA Anderson’s Full Time MBA program. In June 2013, he received UCLA Anderson’s Abraham Ackerman Staff Excellence Award. In his role as director of Alumni Career Services, Cooley provides individual career coaching, group career coaching, webinars and program delivery to UCLA Anderson alumni of all experience levels — in all stages of their career — providing job search strategy, networking strategy, mock interviews, leadership development and one-to-one career management coaching and more to the 39,000-strong UCLA Anderson Alumni Network.

Employment news for veterans: Veterans battling for the right job

 Rocking Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume Workshop presented by Shawn Landreth, Feb 4, 2019

About the Facilitator

Prior to starting a career in high-tech, Landreth spent seven-and-a-half years in the Marines working as a communications expert in joint operations roles around the world. He is currently the senior manager of networking and communications at Capital Group, a private global investment firm, where he manages the teams responsible for global infrastructure, security and collaboration tools. Landreth has worked in fast-paced and challenging roles across a variety of industries and sought-after companies such as Chevron, Google and LinkedIn. He is a native of South Louisiana currently living in Southern California. He’s a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a wannabe mountain biker and in constant pursuit of good Cajun food.

Presented as part of the Ready Aim Hire program in partnership with the UCLA Veterans Resource Center, the workshop will teach you how to maximize your military experience in your LinkedIn profile and resume, optimize LinkedIn to network and learn about LinkedIn benefits specific to veterans. (Premium membership free to vets)

Ready, Aim, Hire!” is a three part series of events designed to assist student veterans in preparing to transition from student to career professional, utilizing both their military skills and academic successes. Student veterans also have the opportunity to engage with fellow student veterans and alumni, staff and faculty veterans to expand their social and professional network and create meaningful connections.

As graduating senior John Maldonado said “Of all the UCLA programs for vets this year, Ready, Aim, Hire! was the most important because while vets gain a wonderful education at UCLA, they’re still so often unable to translate their military experience into a civilian resume. Plus RAH exposes them to networking which is another gateway to meeting employers and making professional connections”.

Volunteer Spotlight:

With a diverse background in operations, training and management, 4th year global studies major John Wyman serves as the communications assistant for UCLA’s International Institute. He also volunteers with the Student Veterans of America-UCLA as the Vice President of External Affairs and is involved with the Ready, Aim, Hire! program through UCLA’s VetNet, an alumni and student organization connecting veteran students, alumni, staff and faculty both socially and professionally. In addition to pursuing his degree full time, John is part of the Air National Guard, following a 14 year career with the U.S. Air Force.

For more information on the Ready, Aim, Hire! Program please click HERE

Ready, Aim, Hire! Event

Oct. 10, 2018

Recruitment event as part of Ready Aim Hire with representation from Accenture, Amazon, Activision, Cedars Sinai, Comcast, Deloitte, Dept of Vets Affairs, Epi Healthcare, EY Accounting, Northrop, Peace Corps, Raytheon, SpaceX, US Vets and Wounded Warrior Project.