Workshops and Hiring Event Prepare Veterans for Successful Careers
Prudential Financial is partnering with Palmetto Warrior Connection and the College of Charleston to offer a free, three day hiring and career readiness event to Lowcountry military members, veterans and their family members. The event will take place on April 2, 3 and 4 at the College of Charleston, North Campus in North Charleston.
“It’s exciting to see how this program has grown in the last five years through the power of collaborating with strong local partners like Palmetto Warrior and the College of Charleston,” said Cathy Christian, a former Air Force Captain and vice president of Enterprise Services and Systems at Prudential Financial. “Our local partners share our commitment to veterans and have embraced this annual effort to help transitioning servicemen and women. Together, we are reaching more people each year, are helping veterans translate their military experience to meet the needs for civilian jobs.”
The military and veteran event will provide participants with networking opportunities, employment readiness workshops and job placements through an on-site hiring event:
- Networking Event: Monday, April 2 at 6 p.m. Military, veterans and their family members are invited to attend a networking preparation workshop followed by a networking event. Participants will learn basic networking techniques designed to help build professional relationships. Directly following the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to implement their newly developed skills in a real-world networking environment. The event will provide an opportunity for job seekers to meet participating employers that will be hiring at the hiring event taking place on April 4.
- Career Readiness Workshops: Tuesday, April 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. – Five (5) modules will be offered to participating military members, veterans and their family members. Each course will focus on different topics necessary for participants to successfully obtain and excel in a career including professional branding through social media, dressing for success, letter and resume development, federal resume building, interview preparation and coaching. Optional one-on-one career coaching will also be available.
- Hiring Event. Wednesday, April 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. – The program will commence with a hiring event. Participants will have an opportunity to interview with more than 25 local employers looking to hire military members, veterans and their family members. Each participating employer understands the importance of supporting our military members and veterans and is committed to helping them achieve success and self-stainability.
All dates are held at the College of Charleston, North Campus located at 3800 Paramount Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405.