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In January, the UNC Greensboro Alumni Association/Office of Alumni Engagement established a military and veterans alumni affinity group.

Coffee with Veterans is part of a larger effort engage a unique population of alumni that have served their country, earned a world-class education at UNCG, and are now leaders in their civilian professions. This program is a first for Alumni Engagement and the University as a whole.

They recently hosted the second coffee event and two alumni, Ben Hunter, III ’11 and Dan Fischer ’08, shared their advice on successfully marketing their military service.

Far too often, veterans lack clear guidance on how to highlight the applicable experiences and skills so civilian hiring managers understand the skills and experiences that our veteran alumni bring to the workforce.

By having alumni engage with students, organizers seek to prepare students before they graduate so they are more successful once they become UNCG alumni. Students asked thoughtful questions about how develop their professional brand.

The next coffee is this Friday (March 23), 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Parrish Library of the Alumni House. All alumni, students, faculty and staff that have, or are currently serving in the armed forces, are welcome to join.

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