Resumé Review Fair to be Held for Student Veterans

Posted on 11/10/2015 9:54:05 AM

Citing the need to assist IUP students with military service who are seeking employment, and to teach resumé reviewers how to translate armed forces experience into "civilian work-world" terms on resumés, representatives from the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (VLP), the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, and the IUP Military Resource Center will be presenting a training session and resumé review fair on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Resumé Review Training

IUP faculty and staff are invited to attend the resumé review training from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., conducted by Marine veteran Leah Kurz, workforce development coordinator for the VLP. Kurz said she is looking forward to meeting with IUP faculty, staff and student veterans.

“Once veterans apply the techniques we teach,” Kurz said, “the flood gates open and the majority of veterans are able to not just find a job, but rather a career position that involves their natural passions and talents.”

Student Veteran to Speak

Following the training, faculty, staff and student veterans are invited to attend a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., featuring IUP student and Army veteran Khrysta Brown as the guest speaker. Brown was deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, where she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Brown is a human resources specialist at Peoples Natural Gas, and will graduate from IUP next month with a degree in Human Resource Management, while continuing to serve as an Army Reservist.

Resumé Review Fair for Student Veterans

At 1:00 p.m., a resumé review fair will be held for student veterans. Please contact the IUP Career and Professional Development Center at 724-357-2235 or email career-services@iup.edu to confirm attendance.

Kurz said that being not only a veteran but also a student at IUP can be a very exciting time in a student's life. “I am so honored to have the opportunity to share the inside knowledge I know about landing the perfect job,” she said.