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Official Release – Boston, MA: MVPvets Announces New Partnership with Medical Technology Company Stryker

Boston, MA (May 22, 2019)—MVPvets today announced a new partnership with the medical technology company Stryker. Stryker becomes a Silver Level Sponsor, supporting the work MVPvets does as a veteran mentoring program in Massachusetts and around the U.S.

Official Release – Boston, MA: MVPvets Announces New Partnership with Medical Technology Company Stryker

Boston, MA (May 22, 2019)—MVPvets today announced a new partnership with the medical technology company Stryker. Stryker becomes a Silver Level Sponsor, supporting the work MVPvets does as a veteran mentoring program in Massachusetts and around the U.S.

MVPvets 2019: New & Enhanced Member Features Overview

At MVPvets, 2019 is all about enabling veterans to land an amazing career in the health innovation / life sciences industry by leveraging one-on-one mentoring and state-of-the art career portal resources.  Read below to see the NEW / ENHANCED FEATURES you now have...

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Promising STEM Careers That Pay Well

You might have heard about STEM and how vital a STEM career would be. But which fields exactly are the most promising? STEM careers are more and more in demand, and the employment landscape now has as important modifiers fields that deal with science and technology...

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MVPvets / ABIOMED Career Workshop Wrap-Up

Thank you Abiomed, MassMEDIC and life science partners from across the Greater Boston eco-system for contributing to the highly successful MVPvets veteran career workshop on April 10. Your passion to prepare & assist our transitioning student veterans & veterans to explore meaningful careers in the life sciences through interactive panel discussions & making the 1:1 life sciences mentor connection left an indelible imprint on those in attendance.

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MVPvets / BD San Antonio Career Workshop Wrap-Up

Thank you BD, and the wonderful City of San Antonio, for contributing to the overwhelming success of BD and MVPvets veteran career workshop. Your advocacy to advise & assist transitioning veterans explore meaningful careers in the life sciences through interactive panel discussions & most importantly 1:1 life science mentor connections left an indelible imprint on those in attendance.

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Greater Boston Veterans Collaborative Health Summit Wrap-Up

A great time in South Boston with Greater Boston Veteran Collaborative at the the Spring Employment Summit February 7. A wonderful opportunity to share the career & mentorship opportunities and events for veterans in the life sciences across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and nation with MVPvets in 2019.

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House Bill to Support STEM for Veterans Passes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCJB) -- A bill sponsored by North Central Florida Congressman Neal Dunn designed to help veterans build STEM careers has passed in the House of Representatives. The bill instructs the National Science Foundation to develop an outreach plan to give...

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U.S. News Best Jobs Rankings

Money.usnews.com just released their latest "Best Job Rankings" report, include several different industries.  You can find the best job for you in the health care, business or technology industry, for example. If you’re seeking a high salary, the Best-Paying Jobs...

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Overcoming Barriers To Veteran Employment

Research indicates that some of the most common reasons why veterans leave their first jobs out of the service include lack of support in advancement and career development, lack of meaning in the work they are doing, few professional opportunities, and an unfamiliar work culture. How can organizations overcome these barriers, create an environment that treats veterans in an equitable manner, and retains veteran employees?

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Accelerating and Improving Veteran Recruitment

The competition to hire veterans continues to be fierce. While many factors have brought us to this point, initiatives such as the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and private sector coalitions such as JPMorgan’s 100,000 Jobs Mission have...

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Why Veterans Can Ease Critical STEM Workforce Shortage

Workers specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, can help businesses retool, compete and thrive in the 21st-century economy. Far too many companies in Utah’s leading industries are struggling to fill crucial STEM positions. Employers...

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7 transferrable job skills I learned as a Marine

In many ways, my time in the Marine Corps has come to define me. When people learn that I served in the military, they immediately begin to envision my skill set as one limited to combat experiences and nothing else. In reality, most people don’t fully appreciate the...

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How to use LinkedIn to get a job

“Network, network, network." That’s the top piece of job search advice from Hire Our Heroes Founder Dan Caporale, who sat down with Military Times recently to discuss his nonprofit and tips for veterans entering the civilian workforce. Caporale said LinkedIn is a...

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Study: Companies Still Don’t Understand Veterans

More than half of veterans struggle to find work in their desired fields after leaving the military because civilian employers want experienced and educated candidates, and often don't realize veterans qualify... a new survey finds. Only 17 percent of employers say...

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MVPvets Featured at the 2018 MedTech Conference

President George W. Bush Honors MVPvets Veterans and Mentors October 4, 2018:  In case you missed it, AdvaMed featured MVPvets at their 2018 MedTech Conference last week in Philadelphia.  Some of the MVPvets’ veterans and mentors in attendance at the...

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Commentary: How problem-solving is veterans’ superpower

Taking off the uniform of the U.S. armed forces for the last time is one of life’s significant events. Whether leaving military service eagerly or reluctantly, there’s a sense of momentous changes. Changes in work, changes for family, changes in lifestyle in terms of...

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Student Vet Enrollment Spikes at Ivy League Schools

When Thomas Johnson graduated from high school, going to an Ivy League university didn’t seem like an option.  Sure, he made good grades. But the idea of getting accepted into one of the eight elite Northeastern schools felt “like a real far reach.” “There was that...

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Why the U.S. Army Looks to Wind Energy for Veterans Jobs

The Department of Defense’s push for renewable energy has taken a back seat during the Trump* Administration, but new programs are still getting under way. One development of interest to the business community is located at Fort Benning in Georgia. This summer, the...

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Vets in Tech: Silicon Valley Must Lead the Way

This year, the American economy achieved a historic feat as job openings now outnumber the jobless, the first time on record this has happened. While this is a positive trend overall, there are two groups that risk continuing to be left behind: the youngest post-9/11...

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PRNewswire: MVPvets Appoints New CEO, Jayson C. Gilberti

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MVPvets announced today that Colonel Jayson C. Gilberti, U.S. Army, Retired was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 16, 2018. A native of Bedford, MA, Jayson is an executive leader and U.S. military veteran...

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Common Job Interview Questions and Answers

Before heading into a job interview, it's essential to prepare to answer a range of common interview questions. While you can't anticipate – or memorize – the responses to every interview question you'll be asked, practicing good answers, brainstorming illustrative...

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Hot Jobs for College Grads | Best Jobs

Congratulations are in order for the class of 2018. Among the gifts arriving soon to graduating college seniors to acknowledge their accomplishments, perhaps none is more welcome than the news that the labor market is the best it's been in years. "It's a really good...

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Workshops For Warriors 10TH Anniversary Gala

This spring, Rancho Santa Fe resident Dick Arendsee was introduced to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school that trains veterans, wounded warriors and transitioning service members for careers in advanced manufacturing. After meeting with founder and CEO Hernán...

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Electrical Careers Making Tomorrow Possible

Kelly Stokes is a daily reminder of the value mentorship and the determination to succeed. And today, the 36-year-old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 electrician is the mentor, instilling the drive to succeed in future generations of the...

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How Can I Get a Good Job with No Experience?

It’s a question as old as time. Here’s how to get your foot in the door when you don’t have any previous work experience. Source:  Read the Full Article at https://www.fastcompany.com/3046146/how-can-i-get-a-good-job-with-no-experience

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7 Counterintuitive Tips for Beating Procrastination

From taking more breaks to shifting your focus away from the task at hand, these tips can help you finally get started. Dr. Joseph Ferrari, a psychologist at DePaul University in Chicago and an expert on procrastination, estimates that 20% of Americans are chronic...

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How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

Wouldn't it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can't read minds, we'll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions and answers. Source: ...

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Resume Tips for Veterans

Write to the future. Resume writing is not about rehashing your past history and listing what you’ve done and where. Rather, resume writing is about writing to the future, to the job that you want or the career path that you wish to pursue. This is a critical...

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25 Best STEM Jobs

Though industry experts can't come to a consensus on whether there's currently a shortage or surplus of STEM jobs, if you're considering a career in any of the 25 jobs on our Best STEM Jobs list for 2018, you might be enticed by their low unemployment rates and...

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Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low

The last time the unemployment rate remained below 4 percent for a sustained period was in the late 1960s. On May 4, 2018, reports came out announcing the unemployment rate as 3.9 percent, the lowest since 2000 and a sign that the job market has become even more...

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Why Health Isn’t Digital

Not wanting to be a pedantic Don Quixote tilting at in-apt windmills, I have nonetheless succumbed to addressing an issue that has bothered me from the very first time I heard the term “digital health.” This term is deeply branded into the forehead of health care,...

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Guitars4Vets Helping Veterans Nationwide

Guitars for Vets is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2007. We currently operate more than 80 chapters in 40 states with the assistance of over 200 volunteers nationwide. Over the past seven years, our organization has refined a...

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Vietnam veterans honored

BETTSVILLE — Local Vietnam veterans were honored at a dinner Wednesday evening. The Vietnam Veterans Recognition Dinner was hosted by Seneca County Veterans Services’ at American Legion Post 733, 3751 SR 12. Matt Prenzlin, an investigator for Seneca County Veterans...

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How Veterans Are Doing in the Workforce

The U.S. economy has improved significantly over the past several years, and veterans now find themselves in a much better place than the years immediately following the recession. Americans do a lot to celebrate veterans for their service fighting for the country....

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Veterans get helping hand from tech sector

Veterans returning to civilian life are sometimes faced with a simple question without an easy answer: “Now what?” Some are re-entering the private sector with training in a field that will make it easy for them to land a job, but others may not have skills that are...

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