Category Archives: Career Readiness

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans

If you are pursuing financial assistance for higher education as a veteran from the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, this short but informative guide can help you navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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STEM jobs account for about 1 in 5 Kansas City area jobs

A recent article in the Kansas City Star has good news for students majoring in STEM: About one in five jobs in the Kansas City area and nationally require specified knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math. According to a study released … Continue reading

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Countdown to STEM Talks: Register Today

Join us for STEM Talks 2013, a KC-BANCS event taking place on Tuesday, May 21. STEM Talks is an invitation-only event bringing together students, veterans, STEM employers, KC area higher education, and student support services for a day of learning and dialogue. … Continue reading

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STEM Career Fair February 20

Looking for work in a STEM field? Plan to UMKC’s 3rd Annual STEM Fair taking place on Wednesday, February 20, 2012. Registration is open until 2/15 in Roo Career Network. Contact Melissa Ann McClung at or (816) 235-2588 with any … Continue reading

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GI Bill Funds 800,000 Student Veterans

“Billions of taxpayer dollars have funded the education of over 800,000 Post-9/11 GI Bill beneficiaries.” – Michael Dakduk, executive director, Student Veterans of America Veterans, join the ranks of these successful students! The Veterans in STEM program can help you navigate GI … Continue reading

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Fort Riley Education Fair

Riley’s Conference Center November 13, 2012 446 Seitz Dr., Fort Riley, KS 66442 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Over 60 Universities, Colleges, and Technical Schools from across the country available to provide guidance for you and your family members’ path to … Continue reading

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KC Job News Fair – October 30

Another Kansas City job fair is coming up, this one hosted by Tuesday, October 30, 10am-2pm Overland Park Convention Center 6000 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66211 Interested in attending? Job seekers can register here.

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UMKC 2012 Career Expo

Mark your calendar for the UMKC 2012 Career Expo! When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where: Sweeny Rec Center (on UMKC Main Campus) For more information and a list of registered employers, visit

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Congratulations Valerie Brown

A member of the Veterans in STEM community, Valerie Brown, appeared on The Late Show on July 24. She talked about transition, careers, and service to the community. Congratulations Valerie Brown on an outstanding interview! Valerie Brown on The Late … Continue reading

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Overview from the Translating Military Skills and Experience Into Civilian Practices insight session.

Here is the overview of the general information presented in the insight session on how to translate your skills and experience from the military into civilian language on your resumé. The information is very useful, and is among the most … Continue reading

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