For Immediate Release - November 01, 2011

Marketing Your Military Service: PLEASE JOIN US

A Free Career Seminar for Job-Seeking Veterans

A Collaboration between Suffolk University, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Massachusetts Department of Veteran’s Services  

Marketing Your Military Service is a career primer to help Veterans connect with career and other needed services, test out tools, techniques and more in a creative workshop and expo setting with the opportunity to share narratives. This event is a public/private model of collaboration to help serve those who have served their country.  

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

WHERE: Suffolk University, 73 Tremont St, Boston (9th Floor)9:00 Pledge of Allegiance, Brett Casavant, Labor & Workforce Development’s Department of Unemployment Assistance (United States Marine Corps), National Anthem by Rampage of Suffolk University  

Welcoming Remarks:

Barry Brown, Acting President and Provost, Suffolk University  

Joanne F. Goldstein, Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development  

Coleman Nee, Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans' Services (United States Marine Corps)  


9:15- 11:00 Maximizing Resources to Launch Your Civilian Career


Secretary Nee – Moderator - Overview of DVS & Labor Market Information

Nick Dutter, MSF’09, Veteran’s Outreach Coordinator, Home Base (United States Army)

Beth Costa, EOLWD’s DCS Veteran Employment & Training Manager – Overview of the State’s One-Stop Career Centers

Laura Piscopo, BA’02, Director of Alumni Relations, Suffolk University (United States Army Reserves)   11:00- 12:45

Telling Your Story to Achieve Success Elevator Speeches, Mock Interviews and Your Narrative in an Interactive Session


Kristin Healy, BS’07, Intelligence Analyst for Mitre Corporation, (United States Navy)

Rosemary Alexander, Executive Director, JobNet, a Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Center  

12:45 –1:00 The Afternoon Expo, Resume Review, and Closing Q & A

Alice Sweeney, Director, Special Initiatives & Customer Accountability, EOLWD’s Department of Career Services  

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. - A complimentary lunch will be provided   1:30 – 3:00 p.m. –

Resource Expo Highlights: Academic Access and Opportunity, Asian American Civic Association, Boston Herald Interactive/, Building Trade Training Directors Association of Massachusetts, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Home Base Program, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development’s Department of Career Services, Massachusetts Treasurer's Office Veterans' Bonus Division, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Statewide Head Injury Program, Transition Assistance Advisor Skyline-Ultd, SAVE/Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, Suffolk University Graduate Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions & Law School Admissions, There & Back Again, Veteran’s Upward Bound Program, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: VA Boston Healthcare System, Veterans Inc., Veteran Training School: New England Center for Homeless Veterans, and Vocational Rehabilitation Program: VetSuccess.

Individual Resume Review: Staff from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Suffolk University Human Resources, Suffolk University Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Suffolk Law School Admissions, Suffolk Alumni from renowned organizations in both the public and private sector will be on hand to review your resumes and cover letters.  

EVENT CO-CREATORS: Laura Piscopo & Eliza Parrish, Suffolk University Beth Costa & Alison Harris, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development  

RSVP IS REQUIRED to Laura Piscopo,