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“One of the worst things that can happen after an interview is to be forgotten. Things happen. Sometimes a great candidate can be lost in the endless stack of resumes.
Malcolm Gladwell coined the phrase “the stickiness factor” in his book The Tipping Point. With these six tips, you can become sticky in the mind of the hiring manager.”
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“The breaking point came when Sandra Rivera found their 9-year-old son backed against a wall with his arms over his face, shielding himself from her husband’s screaming.
Desperate, she did what is unfathomable for a Marine wife: She called her husband’s commander.
It was a Friday in fall 2010, about a year and a half after Gunnery Sgt. Felix Rivera emerged as the sole survivor of a car bomb in Afghanistan. By the following Monday, he was checked into a mental hospital.
His struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury were ravaging their marriage. Husband and wife had been relegated to patient and caregiver.”…
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LifeBridge Vet Corps member 2013-14
WVU Center for Service and Learning
LifeBridge Veterans Corps members are veterans from each of the four branches of military service. The program focuses on helping other veterans, as homelessness among veterans is a major issue, but it not limited to that population.
Please click the link below to download a pdf version of the position description and application instructions.
“How are our soldiers – individuals who’ve made extraordinary sacrifice and who’ve received some of the most sophisticated training and leadership experience available – not returning home to the job security and stability for which we’ve led them to believe they’re fighting all along? And how are businesses still struggling to find good talent when it appears to be abundant?”…..
Click Here to read the full article from Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/shanerobinson/2013/08/12/why-a-veteran-might-be-your-next-best-hire/
Save The Date
Veterans Job Fair
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
3:00 – 7:00 PM
5 Armory Rd, Clarksburg, WV 26301
In order to reserve a booth for your company or organization at the upcoming Veteran’s Job Fair hosted by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. and the local Delegates and Senators from Harrison County, please fill out THIS REGISTRATION FORM and return to Congressman McKinley’s Morgantown District Office no later than August 16, 2013.
For more information, please call (304) 284-8506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. News & World Report has ranked B&E #5 in the nation in the Best Online Programs for Veterans for its online MBA program. This national ranking comes on the heels of a #9 national ranking for B&E by Bloomberg Businessweek in April for its undergraduate return on investment (ROI), a #12 national ranking in March by Military Times in the “Best for Vets: Business Schools” list and a #29 national ranking by U.S. News in its 2013 Best Online Graduate Business Programs in January.
U.S. News ranked 153 qualifying online degree programs in the categories of bachelor’s degree, as well as master’s degree categories of business, engineering, nursing and education.
“We are very happy to be ranked so highly by U.S. News & World Report for our online MBA program for veterans,” said Jose “Zito” Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean, WVU College of Business and Economics. “This ranking reflects our commitment to the relationship we have with the military and veterans, and will only serve as a catalyst for us to do even more in the future.”
Criteria for this most recent ranking included:
· offering at least one credit-granting course listed in the Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Catalog of Nationally Accredited Distance Learning Programs;
· belonging to an institution that is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium;
· belonging to an institution certified for the GI Bill; and
· belonging to an institution participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program
“The College has made a concerted effort to reach out to the veterans and military, and to provide a high quality online education to this very special group of people. It is an honor and a privilege to have veterans in our online classrooms, and U.S. military veterans throughout West Virginia and around the world will receive the top-notch business education they deserve from us,” Sartarelli said.
WVU was also ranked in the master’s degree categories of nursing (#3) and education (#5).
“WVU’s College of Business and Economics has made an indelible statement to the members of the United States Armed Forces by offering a superior online MBA program that transcends geographical boundaries and helps to shape the future of our nation’s heroes,” said Frank Vitale. Vitale, Senior Vice President with West Virginia-based Clear Mountain Bank, is a West Virginia Army National Guard veteran, chairman of the B&E MBA Advisory Board and an assistant adjunct professor at the College.
“By offering online access, veterans can take advantage of a graduate education in business from a nationally recognized program,” Vitale said. “Under the leadership of Dean Sartarelli, B&E has delivered a strong commitment to our military. As a proud military veteran and college alumnus, I salute the College of Business and Economics for this achievement.”
For further information on the WVU College of Business and Economics, please visit www.be.wvu.edu .
Contact: Patrick Gregg, WVU College of Business and Economics
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