November 7, 2017 Veterans provide unique insights as part of resume review

2017 Veterans Resume Review

For the second year in a row, undergraduate and graduate students with military experience at Fisher were provided the opportunity to engage with corporate recruiters who had military experience of their own.

The Résumé Reviews for Veterans program brought representatives from AEP, Cardinal Health, DHL, Huntington and Nationwide Insurance to campus to meet with Fisher students to explore strategies to translate their military service into experiences understood and valued by corporate recruiters.

“It is sometimes difficult to quantify military experience,” said Mathew Haag, who is studying logistics at Fisher. “After meeting with a veteran representative from Huntington, I was able to translate my accomplishments in the Air Force and apply them to my résumé.”

Garet Kuecher, a finance major, reconnected with Kobby Nyen, a senior recruiter at Nationwide. Kuecher used the event “as a networking opportunity and met another vet that had similar experiences.”

“It was a pleasure to be back and meet with the veterans in the program,” Nyen said. “We’re looking forward to future events as we work toward assisting veterans with bridging the gap to the workforce.”

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Fisher has 116 undergraduate and 55 graduate students who are veterans, active duty, reserve/guard or dependent students. The Fisher Veterans Association (FVA), a graduate organization, provided support for the event.

August Kahle, an undergraduate operations management student and veteran, is in the process of creating an undergraduate military and veterans group at Fisher. Kahle’s group and the FVA already have several joint activities planned, including a January social with corporate veterans groups.