Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. During the COVID-19 emergency, please be advised that in-person events have been cancelled. For future events, please contact the event organizer. 

Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro. We welcome you to request any help you may need, whether you'd like a fellow veteran to give you a call to check in, or you need food assistance or other help:

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair

    Military Officers Association of America and FASTPORT offer a Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair on October 29, 1-3pm (EST). The event is open to transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses.

    Let MOAA and FASTPORT help you: 

    • Market your education, experience, and skills.
    • Connect with employers looking to hire.
    • Land the position!  

    At 1pm, hear from a diverse panel of talent acquisition professionals who are ready to share key insights on how to articulate your value and what they are looking for in successful candidates.

    From 1:30-3 pm, you'll be able to engage in 1-on-1 chats with military-friendly and veteran-ready companies from various industries and sectors. If you make a connection via text, be prepared if employers want to start a 1-on-1 video chat to move the discussion forward. They are looking to interview and hire candidates like you! 

    Employers in attendance will include: Altec Veteran Recruiting; Honeywell; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Information and Technology; PenFed Credit Union; Booz Allen Hamilton; Randstad Technologies; Lineage; and Randstad.

    Register here.

    www.moaa.org

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 01:30 PM
    Online

    Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns Webinar

    Get the information and answers you need in the Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns Webinar on October 29, 1:30-3pm (EST). 

    PRESENTERS:
    Michelle Robertson, MD, MPH
    Susan Santos, PhD, MS

    LEARN ABOUT:
    Potential Exposures
    Research Findings
    Health Effects
    Available Resources
    Steps to Manage Symptoms

    You must register to attend. Register by calling WRIISC at 800-248-8005 or email NJWRIISCEDTEAM@va.gov.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Heroes in Need of Heroes and Their Stories

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Berkeley College’s fourth annual disability awareness event on October 29, 2-4pm (EST) will highlight veterans with disabilities. This free virtual presentation titled Heroes in Need of Heroes and Their Stories will discuss the women and men of the United States military and their resilient journey through their military service, disability, and employment experiences.

    Featuring panelists:

    • Elana Duffy, United States Army
    • Earl Lundy, United States Army
    • Vanessa Hughes, United States Marine Corps & Firefighter
    • Matthew Sparks, United States Air Force & Army National Guard
    • Amanda Cherry, Iowa Army National Guard
    • Gregory Sanchez, United States Marine Corps

    With a welcome from:

    • Diane Recinos, Ed.D., Senior VP of Student Success, Berkeley College
    • Sharon McLennon-Wier, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC, Director of Disability Services, Berkeley College
    • Edward Dennis, AVP, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Berkeley College

    Register here.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Online

    Homeowner and Renter Benefit Info Session

    The NYC Department of Finance offers a Homeowner and Renter Benefit Online Information Session on October 30, 10am (EST). Find the latest DOF
    updates regarding Covid-19 related service changes. Learn about DOF benefit programs for home, condo and co-op owners. How to submit your questions to the DOF online. What benefit programs are available for renters?

    Register here.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Hiring Our Heroes Healthcare Virtual Hiring Fair

    Join Hiring Our Heroes and representatives from organizations hiring for healthcare roles for a Virtual Hiring Fair on October 30, 1-3pm (EST). This event is open to transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, and military caregivers.

    This event is powered by Brazen and Toyota.

    Register here before 6pm (EST) on October 29, 2020.

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Heights Senior Center in Bronx, NY

    NYC DVS & Nourish NY Food Distribution

    NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Nourish NY have partnered to offer Food Distribution on October 31, 9:30-10am, to veterans and military families facing food insecurity.

    Prepacked meal bags consist of perishable items such as: protein, dairy, grocery & produce to make two nutritional meals per bag. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to pack up meals may do so 9am-12pm on the day of. 

    Organizations that want to schedule a pick-up can email Latisha Russaw.

  • Monday, November 02, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Google’s Online Veteran Career Series

    Google is excited to launch their first virtual series for the US veteran community on November 2, 2-4pm (EST). This series is open to any active duty US service member or veteran, regardless of education level, date of separation, or years of experience in any industry. 

    2-2:30pm: A Fireside Chat with Google Veterans - Panelists will discuss their paths to Google, how they positioned themselves for a role at Google, what transferable skills they utilize in their jobs, and general career advice.

    2:30-3pm: Technical Roles at Google - Hear from Googlers in technical roles across various product areas and functions in a series of 8-minute individual lightning talks. 

    3-3:30pm: Business Roles at Google - Don’t have a technical background? No problem! 

    3:30-4pm: Building Your Civilian Brand - Learn more about how to establish your brand as a civilian, including which resume format is best for you and how to translate your military resume for non-military jobs.

    Register for all sessions here.

  • Monday, November 02, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online

    Thinking Beyond the Transition for Veterans

    The CFA Society of New York presents the 6th Annual Thinking Beyond the Transition for Veterans on November 2, 6-8pm (EST).

    Transitioning military veterans enter the workforce with diverse experiences and tremendous leadership capacity. This event explores how veterans focused on financial fields can better take inventory of their strengths, preferences, and tolerances to make fulfilling choices that give them greater staying power in their Wall Street roles. Concurrently, explore the benefits of hiring military veterans and military spouses. When veterans feel they are making meaningful contributions, employers are much more likely to see the lasting benefits of veteran hiring.

    Following opening remarks and a keynote, a panel will share examples of how they leveraged the skills learned while in military service to transition to lasting successful careers in finance. 

    Veterans may RSVP here with complimentary access.

    cfany.org

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Hire Heroes Federal Employment: Strategy Session

    Join Hire Heroes USA for a Federal Employment: Strategy Session Webinar on November 4, 12-2pm (EST).

    "Things I wish I knew..." before applying to a federal job has been a requested session and Hire Heroes USA made it happen. They've gathered clients' most common questions and concerns when it comes to navigating the federal sector. Whether you need to get started or adjust your strategy, you'll be applying these tips to make your search more productive.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Hiring Our Heroes Virtual Networking

    Join Hiring Our Heroes and the Military Officers Association of America for a Virtual Networking Session on November 4, 1-2pm (EST). Learn how networking techniques have evolved in 2020's "new normal" and hear how to develop your network virtually.

    Register here.

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