Who: Service members Transitioning within a year (all ranks from junior enlisted to senior officer)
Cost: FREE for 50 selected applicants
When: 13 April 2019, 0830-1800 (lunch Included)
Where: 100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Attire: Business Casual (What is Business Casual?)
What to Expect
Keynote Speaker- Herman Bulls is Vice Chairman, Americas, an International Director and founder of JLL’s acclaimed Public Institutions Business Unit, which specializes in delivering comprehensive real estate solutions to federal, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. During over 29 years at JLL, Herman provides thought leadership and strategic guidance to senior level executives on real estate matters. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Bulls completed nearly 12 years of active duty service with the United States Army. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008. Mr. Bulls holds a BS degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School. Mr. Bulls serves on several boards including USAA, Comfort Systems USA, West Point Association of Graduates, and the American Red Cross.Retired Army Colonel and successful entrepreneur. Herman Bulls will speak to the audience about why veterans make great hires, the value military veterans bring to the workplace and how these values helped him create two successful companies and get selected to serve on numerous boards of major corporations such as USAA, Tyco International and others.
Professional Headshots- We will have a professional photographer available to take headshots for all participants. These will be made available to you for use on your LinkedIn profile.
Panel Discussion- The panel will share their job search experiences with the audience and touch on everything from finishing a distinguished military career to moving towards the careers they enjoy today. To close out the panel discussion, Tim Horan, Co-Founder of Veteran Capital, will talk with a fellow in the Veteran Capital program about what the program offers and his transition out of the military. Tim commissioned out of West Point and served eight years in the Army - notably as an Aide-de-camp in the 10th Mountain Division and a Company Commander in the 101st Airborne Division. Upon transitioning from Service, Tim leveraged the Army Career Skills Program and joined GoldenKey, a venture backed startup. As COO, his emergent leadership focused on product management, people ops, and enterprise sales. Tim is the American Underground Veteran In Residence.
Winning at the Interview Game- A panel of experienced hiring managers will offer you tips and key strategies for successfully navigating the interview process and avoiding common pitfalls and reasons for rejection.
Developing your interview story (breakout session)- An interview is a chance to tell your story: who you are, what you’ve done in the past, and what you hope to do in the future. The best interviews happen when the story flows naturally and makes sense in the context of the job for which you are interviewing. During this guided breakout session, you will have the opportunity to develop your “interview story”with the assistance and support of your fellow soldiers.
LinkedIn Tutorial Session- After a highly successful pilot in April, we are thrilled to offer for the second time a comprehensive LinkedIn Tutorial taught by a LinkedIn Ambassador. LinkedIn is the most powerful networking tool in the world today. During this session you will experience hands-on training from an expert to learn how to maximize this tool to your advantage during the job search process.
Mock Interviews- When it comes to interviewing, there’s no substitute for practice. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you’ve learned throughout the day in a one-on-one mock interview conducted by an experienced Duke University Business School member. Feedback and time for Q&A will be included at the end of each mock interview.
Social Hour- End your experience with an opportunity to network, have a drink and share your thoughts on the day’s events with each other, members of our F.I.V.E. Star team and some of our presenters.