The Recruitment and Employment Center has registered to attend the following recruitment events targeting military veterans to include those with disabilities.  We invite supervisors, managers and other hiring authorities at Cornell to join us at these job fairs.  This can be a great opportunity to recruit a variety of skills and talents from this population that meet your hiring needs, and network with professionals who support and advocate employment on behalf of those who have served protecting our freedom.  Additionally, participating can help expand your outreach to attain goals set forth by Cornell’s strategic plan, Toward New Destinations.   If  you or a representative from your unit or college would like to join us or if you have questions,  please contact Edgar Johnson, ejj33@cornell.edu, 254-3337.

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Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring Veterans

  • James Schmeling, J. D.
  • Co-founder and Managing Director
  • Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families
  • October 20, 2015
  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • G10 Biotechnology Building

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/IE-Academy-10-20-15

This session is designed for Human Resources Professionals and Cornell University Supervisors, Managers, and Department Heads.

Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the leading national university center leveraging higher education to advance social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. In this program, IVMF co-founder James Schmeling will present a powerful business case for recruiting and hiring veterans in higher education. He will share successful strategies and best practices for building employment pipelines to military veterans and their dependents.

As the managing director of IVMF, James Schmeling is responsible for programming which includes transition, employment, entrepreneurship, and training programs such as the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV); Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans-Families (EBVF); Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP); Transition Assistance Program: Boots to Business and B2B:Reboot Programs; Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE); and, VetNet. IVMF’s programming reaches over 20,000 veterans and family members annually. Schmeling sits on the Veterans Employment Advisory Committee for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative. He is IVMF’s liaison with the U.S. Business Leadership Network.


Casting Veteran Chefs for Guys Grocery Games

Hello, my name is Jason Skweres and I’m one of the casting producers with, “Guys Grocery Games” on the Food Network. We are currently gearing up to cast the new season and we’re hoping to meet the best of the best chefs from around the country.

We were contacting you today with regards to your association members, as we’re currently searching for military veterans, who now work as civilian chefs.  We would greatly appreciate your help in circulating our casting information nationwide, as it might be a great opportunity for one or more of your veteran members. That said, I wanted to touch base and see about potentially posting our casting flyer to your website and/or social media sites. If possible, we’d also love to have this casting information sent through email blast to your active members. Again, this will be a great opportunity for all involved, so I hope we will be able to speak further.

We would like to thank you in advance for any help your able to give. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. In the meantime, please find the casting flyer attached.


Jason Skweres
Casting Producer | Levity Entertainment Group
Direct:  424-702-3883 |  Fax:  310-410-1543 | Main:  310-417-4800
Email:  jskweres@leg-corp.com
Twitter: @Gameshowcasting
Facebook:  Game Show Casting

Your Story, My Story

The Cornell Interactive Ensemble will present Your Story, My Story, providing governance groups, employee support groups,  advisors and students to hear, explore, and experience each other in a way that illuminates their similarities rather than differences.

The presentation will take place September 16 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in 700 Clark Hall.

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/IE-Academy-9-16-15.