Friday, November 11, 2011

Berkeley Lab Reaches Out to Cal Student Veterans

Today, on Veteran’s Day, we celebrate the military service members who served our country and continue to make significant contributions in their communities. In partnership with Program Director Ron Williams of the UC Berkeley Re-entry and Student Veterans Services Program, Berkeley Lab staff held an information session with 25+ Cal student veterans on November 3rd. Engineering Division staff, Bob Candelario and Pat McKean, relayed their stories of successful transition from the military to civilian Lab employment. It was especially meaningful for the vets to hear how their military experience is valued and relevant at the Lab, particularly for engineering and technical hiring. HR recruiters, Susan McAllister and Amy Pagsolingan, advised the student veterans how to position themselves for employment in the current economy. Veronica Nero, of the Lab’s Diversity & Inclusion Office, emphasized the importance for vets to understand and realize available resources. On this day, it is increasingly vital to honor the legacy of our veterans. This is evidenced by the recent Presidential Proclamation of Veteran’s Day as a legal public holiday. With 110 veterans currently working in our Lab community, Berkeley Lab continues to honor all who serve. Best Blogger Tips

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