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Monday, April 8, 2013
In her own very special way, Amber Griffiths has played a tremendous role in helping student veterans across Columbia University. Now we have an opportunity to give her something back! We are seeking your help to raise donations to send Amber on a well deserved vacation.
To learn more, follow this link.
For years, Amber Griffiths has worked tirelessly as the Manager of Military & Veteran Affairs a Columbia University, serving the entire population of veterans by herself while continuing her education. With great diligence and professionalism, she ensures that every student veteran has a foundation for success when reaching our university. Her caring personality and warm smile only supplement her complete desire to support our veterans. When faced with the daunting and complex labyrinth that is the Department of Veteran Affairs, Amber is our champion. "Above and beyond" does not come close to representing her work ethic.
Many veterans know how easily benefits, claims, services, and support can turn from good to bad when incompetent people are put in charge of their execution. In the case of Columbia University, Amber takes these programs and opportunities from good to excellent. She is irreplaceable and a blessing to us all. She is more than an employee, she is a true patriot.
Sadly, Amber is leaving her position at the end of 2013 in order to finish her graduate degree as a full time student. As that stands, now is the time for one final gesture of our gratitude.
In the past, we have given Amber flowers and plaques to acknowledge her unique impact on our population. Now, we intend to recognize Amber's special place in our lives by giving her something which truly represents how much we appreciate her.
Our goal is to raise $5000 to send Amber on a vacation this summer. The funds will be given to Amber to use as she likes, when she likes. For a person who works so hard for all of us, it's the least we can do to help her relax and take a well deserved break.
If every student veteran donated only $20, we would more than exceed our goal. It's my sincerer hope that many of you will donate much more.
You can contribute here.
For more information, feel free to email Ben Paladino.
April 11, 2013
Register today for the FREE Post-9/11 Vets Corporate Career Symposium. Plus opportunity for future guaranteed interviews, snacks and refreshments, and special giveaways.
April 11, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all of our friends, partners, sponsors and of course, our members, for making the Third Annual Millitary Ball a tremendous success!
- Milvets Meeting
- Networking Opportunities from IvyLife | Columbia
- Pat Tillman Shadow Run in NYC
- Help Needed for New Military Television Series for National Geographic
- Google BOLD Immersion Program
- Register for a Fall Semester Military Literature Course
- Upcoming Veterans Campaign Workshop
- BofA-ML Veteran Associate Program
- Johnson & Johnson Warrior Mentor Program
- Site Visit to MLB
- Seeking Female Vets for Upcoming WKCR Women in the Military Show
- Request for Testimonials - Harris RF Communications
There will be no meeting this week.
Networking Opportunities from IvyLife | Columbia
There are two upcoming networking events in NYC through IvyLife. The events will provide a good opportunity to meet others in the Columbia community.
1) IvyLife Weekly Networking Coffee
- The Columbia Club (15 West 43rd Street)
- Wednesday, April 10, 8:15-10am
- Join all Ivy alumni, students and faculty for a face-to-face networking session and brief facilitated introduction. Dress is business casual.
- RSVP at this link.
2) Columbia Alumni Association Networking Breakfast
- Columbia Alumni Center (622 West 113th)
- Thursday, April 25, 8:15-10:00am
- Join the monthly breakfast series to meet alumni, and career professionals to learn about ways to connect.
- RSVP here.
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 over 30,000 participants, volunteers and spectators from across the country will unite at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium. Together, they Run, Walk and Honor Pat Tillman’s legacy while raising important funds to support the programs created to pay tribute to his commitment to leadership and service.
Proceeds from Pat’s Run directly support the Tillman Military Scholars program. To date, 230 Tillman Military Scholars representing 34 states and attending 71 academic institutions nationwide have been awarded over $3.2 million.
Through a partnership with the ASU Alumni Association, Pat’s Run Shadow Runs will be held nationwide spanning from Portland to New York, and many cities in between, on April 20.
The NYC event will begin at 10am at the Intrepid and conclude at the 9/11 Memorial.
Register for the NYC run here. Registration closes Friday, April 12th.
DEADLINE TODAY: Google BOLD Immersion Program
The University Programs team is excited to share that the 2013 application has launched for the BOLD Immersion Program for Freshmen. You can find the application at http://google.eresources.com/applications/login.asp. We’re hoping that you can share this information with Freshmen whom you think would be good for this program.
Selected freshmen will participate in an all-expense-paid program at Google’s Mountain View headquarters from July 23-27, 2013. The Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Diversity Immersion Program for Freshmen is designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically under-represented in this field. Participants will get a rare glimpse into the technology industry; non-technical career opportunities at Google; and valuable professional and peer networks. The robust program will also include tech talks, skills-building seminars and, of course, fun!
Interested freshmen students should apply now through our Scholarships & Programs site. All applicants will need to submit a general application, resume, short essay and letter of reference. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 8, 2013 at midnight PST.
Professor Marianne Giordani will again offer her literature seminar Poetics of the Warrior (ENGL W3950x) on Wednesdays from 6:10-8:pm. A description is provided below.
This is a course of distinguished literature about warfare and warriors. Its premise goes to the intersecting criteria, literary and martial, where, in poetry, history, and oratory the disciplines of war and of discourse converge, compete, and vie together for excellence—imaginatively, affectively, formally, and consequentially—in mutual contest against annihilation and despair. Homer's Iliad heads the list of seminal and exemplary titles selected largely from ancient and classical, mediaeval and early modern sources, including Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes; Beowulf; The Song of Roland; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; The Tale of the Heike; Shakespeare's Henry plays; and Paradise Lost, among others. Our poetic texts will be supplemented with histories, manuals, and speeches treating the arts and customs of the warrior, from Yuzan's Budoshoshinshu to General Patton's "The Secret of Victory," The readings are historically broad enough to prove the range of virtues, precepts, codes and rules of military character and action—likewise the compass of mythic and practical registers for depiction. Yet the visionary and virtuosic poetical discourse on warfare also excels in ways quite apart from the cultivation of aristeia, chivalry, and bushidô, so questions addressed to the closeness or disparity of the practical soldier and the poetic one, and to what extent the latter indeed elevates and inspires the former's conception of himself in times of war and peace, are questions that differ in kind from those that address the immediate and sublime effects of both the conventional and the ingenious accomplishments of literary form and style in treating military subjects. Hence, we might ask how the poet's aesthetically controlled narration of battle regains the field of conflict, internally, with coherent images of chaos (as when in Pandemonium, Milton's fallen angels invent the epic verse whose "harmony suspended hell"), restoring to the military mind its united vision of purpose, preparation, and execution, which yet might be turned outwardly into action. Toward my interest in envisioning the range of possibilities for military literature as a discipline of study, and given my wish for students to participate fully in conceiving what is possible, this course welcomes not only the novice whose interest is avid but the student knowledgeable about military topics in literature, history, and political and social philosophy, and especially the student, who, having served in the Armed Forces, can bring to the seminar table a contemporary military perspective and the fruits of practical wisdom.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: E-mail Professor Marianne Giordani (email@example.com) with the subject heading "Poetics of the Warrior." In your message, include basic information: your name, school, major, year of study, and relevant courses taken (as well as any other relevant background you would like to include), along with a statement that explains your interest in taking the course.
Interested in running for public office? The Center for Second Service is pleased to announce the sixth Veterans Campaign Training Workshop on April 27-28 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. This workshop features classes from top inside-the-beltway instructors that will teach any aspiring veteran candidate the fundamentals of running for office...and winning. Classes will cover: campaign strategy, fundraising, bulletproofing your service record, communications and messaging, targeting, avoiding legal pitfalls, and many more.
The workshop fee is $100 per person, and attendees are responsible for their own lodging and transportation.
For more information and to register, follow this link.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Banking and Markets division has created a Veterans hiring program to provide returning veterans on the job training and experience in the sales, trading, research and banking businesses. This 10 week program will allow participants to explore new career opportunities in the financial industry. Final placements will be available in the Global Markets, Global Research, Global Treasury Solutions and Global Commercial Banking divisions.
Veterans in the program rotating through sales desks will be expected to work side-by-side with sales people, traders, and research analysts, to gain a comprehensive understanding of credit fundamentals, relative-value analysis, and macro strategy. Associates are expected to facilitate desk-client interaction, generate innovative trade ideas, and understand the credit and macroeconomic environment.
Read the full job description, and to apply, click here.
The Wounded Warrior Project has passed along this is AMAZING opportunity to get an inside track to employment opportunities at Johnson & Johnson.
A group of Veterans within Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently assembled an initiative to hire Veterans with any disability rating and have worked with the Wounded Warrior Project’s Warriors to Work Program as well as the VA’s VR&E Program to create the Warrior Mentor Program:
What is a Warrior Mentor? A Warrior Mentor is a J&J employee who is passionate about Veteran employment. The Mentor will work one-on-one with a Veteran to identify strengths/interests, assist with mock interviews/resume reviews, and explore J&J opportunities for employment.
Benefit of Warrior Mentors? The application process in any large company can be a challenging process and important details about the company, the open positions, and qualifications are not always provided. This personalized approachwill foster a strong partnership between the Mentor and the Veteran, and offer timely, quality feedback to boost chances of success in various interview settings.
Sign Up: If you are a Veteran who is interested in exploring opportunities with J&J and/or is interested in additional practice/feedback with mock interviews, interview preparation, or other career assistance, please contact Mike Morand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major League Baseball offers a variety of internships and full time opportunities for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who are interested in a career in sports. Learn inside information from professional staff in HR and Brand Advertising & Marketing departments on how to apply and market yourself for these coveted opportunities, and meet with other professional staff members to ask questions about career paths in sports! Also, hear about the history of MLB, take a tour of the MLB facilities, and learn about the various departments within this organization.
About the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball:
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball is an entity that comprises many administrative departments that represent, support and promote Major League Baseball and its endeavors. BOC employees liaison with the 30 MLB Clubs, MLB business partners, baseball fans and many other entities.
Attire? Business attire
Registration required? Yes.
Resume required? Resume is not required; however recommended that you bring it with you.
Eligibility? This event is open to all Undergraduate students at Columbia University from the following schools: Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies.
RSVP through CCE Calendar: Register for this Event
Ravenna Koenig, a WKCR reporter is putting together a story about undergraduate women interested in a career in the military (or female veterans intending on returning to military service). She wants to explore the motivating factors behind that interest, as well as the effects of the national conversations being had in the media and in congress (on women in combat, and rape in the military) on their decision to join.
If you are interested, please get in touch with her by clicking here.
A PR firm is looking to put together testimonials about Harris RF Communications products (ex - AN/PRC-117G). See their message below.
Were you an RTO? A squad leader? A battle captain? If you depended on a Harris radio during combat operations in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11, we’re eager to hear your story.
As the leading global supplier of secure radios for the military, Harris Tactical Communications is seeking first-person narratives from those who depended on our equipment in the toughest environments. Whether it was in the TOC or on your back, outside the wire, we’re looking to interview veterans for Frequency—our magazine. (View our full line of tactical communications products as a reminder of what you may have used.)
Interviews would consist of one brief phone conversation where you would simply tell us how you used a Harris radio, how it performed, and how it compared to other equipment you used. (As an alternative to an interview, we would also consider receiving written submissions.)
So if a Harris radio kept you in contact with higher or your subordinates—and you’d be willing to share the experience—please contact Brandan Friedman.
April 08, 2013
REMINDER: Please remember - TWO (2) forms of ID are required for alcohol consumption per the university policy.
Thursday, April 4, 2013