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Employment news for veterans: Veterans battling for the right job
“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”.
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
Military connected alumni met with student Veterans to review their CV, resume and cover letters as a part of the students career preparation program in the Veterans Resource Center.
A UCLA VetNet partnered event at the Veterans Resource Center brought Veteran Alumni professionals to campus to talk about the graduate school application process. The group of professionals included lawyers, MBAs and physicians along with 35 student veterans.
Thirty-seven members of UCLA Veterans Network partnered on Ready, Aim, Hire! with the Veterans Resource Center in the career fair representing companies connecting military connected alumni and recruiters with student veterans as the final of the student career preparation program.