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Listen to Emily Kegerreis talk about how she helps veterans pursue opportunities and further studies as required.

Listen to Emily Kegerreis talk about how she helps veterans pursue opportunities and further studies as required.

May 12, 2021

Emily Sawyer Kegerreis is the owner and founder of Military MBA Consulting. Emily is a Certified Career Services Provider and Global Career Development Facilitator with over 12 years of experience helping military applicants gain admission into the world’s leading MBA programs.  

Prior to working with veterans Emily was a product manager for Johnson and Johnson and received her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.

Emily is a passionate advocate for veterans and spouses and serves as the co-chair for the National Career Development Association’s Veterans Committee and as a military spouse mentor for American Corporate Partners. 

You can reach Emily through her website at www.militarymbaconsulting.com

And dont forget that if you have an interest in getting signed up for Big Interview, send me an email at mike@callahanrose.com 

Good luck. 

Learn about Project Bites, and get a quick intro to Transition Bites, from David Barrett

Learn about Project Bites, and get a quick intro to Transition Bites, from David Barrett

May 8, 2021

David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 8 books and project management education advisor to numerous universities in Canada.  

David’s career includes the creation and directing of a project management conference business called ProjectWorld ProjectSummit, a training company, a software development firm, a speaker bureau, a project management portal called ProjectTimes.com and a project management event series called ProjectTalks.

Most recently, David has launched a project management video web site called ProjectBites.com.

You can also hear about a new initiative called TransitionBites which is focused on helping veterans make the transition from military to civilian life. 

He has been a member of the PMI since 1995.

Career Planning in Personal Entrepreneurship.  Learn about some upcoming workshops to help you develop your Career Plan

Career Planning in Personal Entrepreneurship. Learn about some upcoming workshops to help you develop your Career Plan

March 20, 2021

Greetings, 

Please take a minute to listen to this podcast and then give some consideration to attending the 45 minute Career Planning in Personal Entrepreneurship workshop offered pn March 29th at 7 PM. 

Too often we focus on our resume, or our interview skills or even our LinkedIn Profile before we take the time to truly understand our personal brand, our personal value proposition and the opportunity where you are most likely to excel.

The link for the 45 minute workshop is here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-empowerment-in-career-development-tickets-147020535379?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

And the one for the 6 hour workshop is here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-empowerment-in-career-development-deep-dive-tickets-147026300623?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

Check out the 45 minute one and if you want to learn more, you can go for the 6 hour workshop.  

Both are completely free and we will provide you with all of the required resources. 

Hope to see you in the workshop.

Mike C. 

Want to learn about what is happening at Amazon in support of veterans?  Check out this interview with Beau Higgins.

Want to learn about what is happening at Amazon in support of veterans? Check out this interview with Beau Higgins.

March 5, 2021

As a Senior Manager on Amazon’s Military Affairs team, Beau is a leader of an organization that is tasked with elevating the cross-company strategic impact, inside and outside of the company, of the considerable investment Amazon has made in the US Military Veteran community.

The Military Affairs team is responsible for creating scalable veteran programs, developing policies and strategic planning for military recruiting and outreach efforts, and focusing on hiring, developing and retaining the best and the brightest military talent available for positions within Amazon. 

Beau leads all talent acquisition efforts for the team which include efforts on developing Amazon’s programs to increase hiring of Veterans, military spouses and wounded warriors, to engage with multiple Military Support Organizations (MSO’s) to share best practices on talent acquisition and to educate transitioning veterans on Amazon opportunities and culture.

Interested in learning more?  Check out the following website:

https://amazonmilitarywebinarseries.splashthat.com/

Erin Morrow - President of Wellness Wishes Serving Veterans and others in the community

Erin Morrow - President of Wellness Wishes Serving Veterans and others in the community

February 27, 2021

Listen to Erin Morrow describe the various programs her organization is supporting in the community.  

 

Check it out at www.wellnesswishes.org

Veterans

The Dagaz Project – This remote, secure location serves as a safe sanctuary for both veterans and animals. 

Rescued Wishes Program – Placing rescued animals that have been certified as companion and therapy animals with veterans in need, covering the cost of placement and all living expenses.

Veteran Ambassadors – Building a team of Ambassadors across the nation that integrate veterans into communities. 

First Responders

First Responder Ambassadors – Building a team of Ambassadors across the nation that integrate into first responder departments and communities to see where Wellness Wishes can contribute funding, programs, services and resources that deliver the biggest impact. 

Rescued Wishes – Placing rescued animals that have been certified as companion and therapy animals with first responder departments, covering the cost of placement and all living expenses.

Teller County First Responder Project – The first project of many, headed by our first First Responder Ambassador, Greg Brown, Wellness Wishes is addressing a special need of Teller County First Responders.  We’re providing a state-of-the-art training facility for 20 local first responder departments, benefiting the area first responders and communities as a whole. 

Conservation

Animal Wishes: Rescue and Therapy Home - Blends much-needed relief to abandoned, homeless, abused, aging and unwanted animals with the unconditional love and loyalty these amazing animals have for humankind. 

Wishes on Wheels - Utilizes rescued food (to eliminate food waste) to provide nutritious, homemade meals to homebound individuals and at-risk youth. 

Wish Granted – Provides small grants to individuals and families in need.

Underserved Populations

Seniors – Designed and provided by Patricia Faust, our Director for Successful Senior Aging, providing holistic and brain fitness programming for both seniors and their caregivers.

The Franklin Fund – In this time of uncertainty, Wellness Wishes is a beacon of hope for innovative minds looking to fund their project that is in alignment with one of our four core areas of impact. We are happy to lead efforts for entrepreneurs to regain control and thrive in America. 

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Gwendolyn Stuckey with the VA and how to proceed when you have a claim with the VA

Gwendolyn Stuckey with the VA and how to proceed when you have a claim with the VA

January 31, 2021

Gwendolyn is a Navy Veteran with a ton of experience who can help you file a claim with the VA.

She encourages veterans to begin the planning process before they exit the military and helps them get through the application process.

It is critical to have your experience documented and so she provides some great insight into how best to proceed on that matter.  

You may not need her services, but for those who do, this can be an invaluable resource. 

Good luck. 

Rob Hawley, US Navy Veteran and Financial Planner

Rob Hawley, US Navy Veteran and Financial Planner

January 9, 2021

Rob retired from the US Navy in 2012 following 20 years of service.  He served for 10 years as a nuclear-qualified Electrician’s Mate on submarines, before earning his commission into the Medical Service Corps.  He then served another 10 years as a Radiation Health/Safety Officer on a nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier, a large Naval Hospital, and major global training command.  His military career was filled with challenging leadership and developmental roles, where he always prioritized the growth and success of the people around him.  He continues to serve veterans, their families, and his community today through his career in financial services. 

Rob works with individuals and families in the areas of financial planning, life and disability insurance, risk management, estate planning, investment management, and retirement income planning.  He educates clients on the financial threats they face that can prevent achieving their current and future goals or could derail their financial life.  He also helps clients optimize their wealth building potential with balance and diversification.  Each client is unique to Rob, so his personal approach helps identify and implement solutions based on their specific situation. 

Rob also helps business owners with financial strategies around exit and succession planning, and strategies to help recruit, retain, and reward employees through optimized benefits, executive and key-person planning.  Rob has strategic partnerships with estate attorneys, tax professionals, and other financial and insurance professionals, to be sure his clients are provided with a full spectrum of resources.  Rob and his team work diligently to effect positive change in their client’s lives. 

You can reach Rob at the following locations:

(757) 387-3537
 
 
Good luck 
Rita Agius - Internship Program Director, College of Business, University of Michigan - Dearborn

Rita Agius - Internship Program Director, College of Business, University of Michigan - Dearborn

December 26, 2020

Most folks never think about doing an internship or that it is only for students. 

Think again!  Internships can actually be interchanged conceptually with the idea of a volunteer opportunity and are both ways to gain critical experience and knowledge of job requirements. 

Listen to Rita Agius talk about the different ways to pursue experiential development opportunities and to both gain job related knowledge and to open doors for career opportunities. 

Rita is currently the Internship Director at the College of Business at the University of Michigan - Dearborn and has also had lots of prior experience helping people launch their careers. 

If you want to connect with Rita, simply find her on LinkedIn and mention that you heard her podcast on this channel. 

Lots of great ways to build your track record and get noticed. 

Good luck. 

Dr. Wanda Curlee - Program Director of Business Administration at American Public University and a US Navy Veteran

Dr. Wanda Curlee - Program Director of Business Administration at American Public University and a US Navy Veteran

December 22, 2020

Wanda Curlee has some great suggestions about the value of networking, how to leverage informational interviews, taking advantage of having a security clearance, pursuing project and program management opportunities and developing a career strategy with a parallel path. 

You do not want to miss this interview!

Wanda shared her insight and experience in launching her career after the military and is giving us a great perspective on how anyone can improve their career prospects. 

If you want to reach out to her on LinkedIn, she is making herself available so all you need to do is find her and make the connection.  Let her know you heard her in this podcast.

Also, don't forget about our upcoming workshop for veterans regarding career development and project management opportunities.  We still have a few slots available but they are going fast. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-transition-for-hire-workshop-tickets-132445807977

Good luck 

Tuere Wheeler - Interim Director of the Internship and Career Management Center, College of Business, University of Michigan - Dearborn

Tuere Wheeler - Interim Director of the Internship and Career Management Center, College of Business, University of Michigan - Dearborn

December 18, 2020

Tuere has built a strong track record both at the University as Interim Director of the Career Center for the College of Business at U of M - Dearborn , as well as in a prior role of corporate recruiting.  She has a ton of insight into how people can best launch their careers and has some great suggestions for you to consider.  

She encourages people to always be open to new ideas, to be confident and yet humble and to strive to pursue career aspirations that are in line with their strongest professional desires.  All really good advice. 

Check it out and hope you can pick up a few pointers. 

Also, as a reminder, we have our career planning course scheduled for January 16th, 2021 exclusively for veterans.  You can register at the following location:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-transition-for-hire-workshop-tickets-132445807977

Good luck and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.  

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