Thursday, February 11, 2016

Upcoming events designed to provide military veterans and students with career assistance


By student public relations writer Leah Sternberger
Several upcoming events at Ohio University-Chillicothe will focus on helping local military veterans and students develop the professional skills they need to enter the workforce. The events will give attendees the opportunity to network and build valuable connections throughout the regional job market.

On March 3, OU-C will host the 27th annual Employment Expo from noon – 3 p.m. in the Shoemaker Center.  OU-C is partnering with several other organizations including the Ross County Veterans Council, the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library and the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce. 

About 100 employers from a wide variety of industries will attend the event from across the state. Participants will have the chance to network with organizations first-hand, learn more about the landscape of the local job market and to apply for full-time positions.

The expo is open to all OU-C students and community members, but a primary goal of the event is to highlight area veterans. Veterans are encouraged to enter the Employment Expo a half hour early at 11:30 a.m. to meet with employers before the general public.

In preparation for the Job Fair, OU-C Career Services and the National Guard Employment Enhancing Program will host two resume writing workshops on Feb. 10 and 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Bennett Hall room 131. The workshops feature a special emphasis on translating military experience into civilian language. Registration is required and space is limited so participants are encouraged to contact Coordinator of Student Support, Martha Tanedo, by email at tanedo@ohio.edu or by telephone at 740-774-7731 to register.

The Employment Expo and resume workshops align with OU-C’s mission to serve the community and to support local veterans. OU-C was founded in 1946 largely to allow World War II veterans to use their GI Bill benefits and attend college to pursue the American dream they fought to uphold.

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