Date: July 25, 2011
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Universities Host Veteran Career Transition Fair
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central, Purdue University Calumet, and Ivy Tech Community College of Northwest Indiana will host a Veterans Career Transition Fair on Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, in Hammond. The event will be open to all veterans, service members, and their families.
The fair will feature an array of local businesses and organizations that seek to hire veterans, as well as admissions representatives from many local colleges and universities. Attendees are encouraged to research the business and educational organizations that interest them and to bring multiple copies of their resumes, along with any questions they may have.
Fair attendees may seek resume review on Monday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Purdue University Calumet Student Union & Library Room 349; Purdue North Central Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 28 and Ivy Tech-Gary Campus Technology Building Room 204. No appointment is necessary. Sessions are open to all veterans, service members and their families who plan to attend the Fair.
Some of the employers and educational institutions that have registered are: Unilever, NiSource, Porter-Starke Services, Horseshoe Casino, Franciscan Alliance, Chicago Heights Steel, Cintas, Valparaiso University and Ball State University Graduate School. A complete list of participating employers and schools can be found at www.pnc.edu/veterans_fair.
This event was made possible through the generous donation, sponsorship and volunteers from the Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University; Office of Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the City of Hammond, and Career Services staff from Purdue University North Central, Purdue University Calumet and Ivy Tech Community College of Northwest Indiana.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact 785-5200, ext. 5451.