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Legislation Passes, Expands GI Bill for Student Veterans

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, applauded the Senate’s passage of his bill, the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, that will expand the GI Bill for veterans seeking careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The bill, which passed the House...

Legislation Passes, Expands GI Bill for Student Veterans

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, applauded the Senate’s passage of his bill, the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, that will expand the GI Bill for veterans seeking careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The bill, which passed the House...
MVPvets 2019:  New & Enhanced Member Features Overview

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

Promising STEM Careers That Pay Well

BOSTON & CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeviceTalks is proud to announce today a partnership with MVPvets, a not-for-profit group that assists and prepares transitioning military veterans for meaningful employment in life science companies.
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MVPvets / ABIOMED Career Workshop Wrap-Up

MVPvets / ABIOMED Career Workshop Wrap-Up

[EXCERPT:  MassMEDIC Release, April 16, 2019]   "Last week, MassMEDIC joined affiliated life science partners from across Greater Boston for an MVPvets veteran's career workshop at Abiomed headquarters in Danvers, Mass. MVPvets is a organization that seeks to...

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MVPvets / BD San Antonio Career Workshop Wrap-Up

MVPvets / BD San Antonio 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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Greater Boston Veterans Collaborative Health Summit Wrap-Up

Greater Boston Veterans Collaborative Health Summit 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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House Bill to Support STEM for Veterans Passes

House Bill to Support STEM for Veterans Passes

Military.com - Thursday, March 21, 2019: [Excerpt] "The health care and life sciences field is booming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupation job opportunities are projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than all other...

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U.S. News Best Jobs Rankings

U.S. News Best Jobs Rankings

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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Overcoming Barriers To Veteran Employment

Overcoming Barriers To Veteran Employment

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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Veterans are an Untapped Talent for Workforce

Veterans are an Untapped Talent for Workforce

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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Why Veterans Can Ease Critical STEM Workforce Shortage

Why Veterans Can Ease Critical STEM Workforce Shortage

MVPvets CEO, Jayson C. Gilberti, speaks with Ed Brzychcy of Blue Cord Management on this episode of The Leadership Update Brief.  Some of the topics covered include navigating dynamic and changing environments, the "fear of the unknown" for transitioning veterans,...

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7 transferrable job skills I learned as a Marine

7 transferrable job skills I learned as a Marine

Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings 4-year schools 2-year schools Online and nontraditional schools Career and technical colleges In the market for a good school where you can use your education benefits? We surveyed hundreds of colleges across the country and used...

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How to use LinkedIn to get a job

How to use LinkedIn to get a job

Change is never easy in life, and one of the toughest transitions anyone can go through is a significant career shift. Not all career changes are created equally, though, and one of the most challenging can be the move from active duty military to corporate America....

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Study: Companies Still Don’t Understand Veterans

Study: Companies Still Don’t Understand Veterans

“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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MVPvets Featured at the 2018 MedTech Conference

MVPvets Featured at the 2018 MedTech Conference

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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Commentary: How problem-solving is veterans’ superpower

Commentary: How problem-solving is veterans’ superpower

“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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Student Vet Enrollment Spikes at Ivy League Schools

Student Vet Enrollment Spikes at Ivy League Schools

E-4 Specialist Donald Dutton suffered a knee injury serving in Afghanistan, ending his Army career. His reward for his service when he returned home? Working three jobs just to make ends meet. Stories like Donald’s are all too common in the U.S. According to the...

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

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

Rod Levy founded Code Platoon in 2014 with veterans like Deja Baker in mind. The Chicago-based program teaches practical coding skills and lines up private-sector internships for its students. A Cornell graduate with degrees in civil structural engineering and...

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Vets in Tech: Silicon Valley Must Lead the Way

Vets in Tech: Silicon Valley Must Lead the Way

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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PRNewswire:  MVPvets Appoints New CEO, Jayson C. Gilberti

PRNewswire: MVPvets Appoints New CEO, Jayson C. Gilberti

“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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Common Job Interview Questions and Answers

Common Job Interview Questions and Answers

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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Hot Jobs for College Grads | Best Jobs

Hot Jobs for College Grads | Best Jobs

NORFOLK:  Cybersecurity and STEM for veterans are the focus of two grants, totaling nearly $2 million, awarded to the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University by the National Science Foundation. The grants are part of the NSF’s...

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Workshops For Warriors 10TH Anniversary Gala

Workshops For Warriors 10TH Anniversary Gala

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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Electrical Careers Making Tomorrow Possible

Electrical Careers Making Tomorrow Possible

Change is never easy in life, and one of the toughest transitions anyone can go through is a significant career shift. Not all career changes are created equally, though, and one of the most challenging can be the move from active duty military to corporate America....

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How Can I Get a Good Job with No Experience?

How Can I Get a Good Job with No Experience?

For Elias Sanchez-Perez, it's simple arithmetic. "To reduce crime in the street, you have to have children in skilled labor positions," he said. "Skilled jobs lead to higher wages. Higher wages lead to higher self-esteem."  Helping children pursue courses that will...

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7 Counterintuitive Tips for Beating Procrastination

7 Counterintuitive Tips for Beating Procrastination

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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How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

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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Resume Tips for Veterans

Resume Tips for Veterans

Military life can be very different from civilian life, and to help veterans successfully transfer out of the service, employers should consider surrounding them with like-minded individuals who can help them adjust. Source: Read the full article at...

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U.S. News Best Jobs Rankings

25 Best STEM Jobs

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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Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low

Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low

For Elias Sanchez-Perez, it's simple arithmetic. "To reduce crime in the street, you have to have children in skilled labor positions," he said. "Skilled jobs lead to higher wages. Higher wages lead to higher self-esteem."  Helping children pursue courses that will...

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Why Health Isn’t Digital

Why Health Isn’t Digital

A release from Northeast Metro Tech vocational school in Wakefield: WAKEFIELD — Northeast received a $106,320 Skills Capital Grant to increase students' access to STEM occupational opportunities according to School Committee Chair Deborah Davis and Superintendent...

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Guitars4Vets Helping Veterans Nationwide

Guitars4Vets Helping Veterans Nationwide

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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Vietnam veterans honored

Vietnam veterans honored

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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How Veterans Are Doing in the Workforce

How Veterans Are Doing in the Workforce

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series...

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Veterans get helping hand from tech sector

Veterans get helping hand from tech sector

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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