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VETRACON2017

Veteran Transition Conference

Our Veteran Transition Conference events have dynamic entrepreneurs, business leaders and trailblazers that volunteer their time to help you thrive in your transition from the military, showing you step by step how to start your own successful business or find your dream job

Milestones

  • Decision making criteria to formulate a second career or life after the military
  • Networking strategy centered about industries of choice
  • Develop individual value propositions that drive success in transition
  • Develop and execute a career transition plan
  • Identify your personality and what career fields fit best
  • Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Identifying and understanding the world of recruiting
  • Resumes, interviewing, and salary negotiations

Outcomes

Service members and spouses will leave the day with a written strategic plan that will help them answer the following questions:

  • What is my dream career?
  • How does that relate to my passion?
  • Where are the broken links in my career search chain?
  • What are the things I do NOT need to do?
  • How does a specific calendar with date of separation as end goal help me stay on track?

What Our Community is Saying About Our Events

List of free events for Military, Veterans, Spouses, & DoD Civilians located at a military installation near you.

We know transitioning is a difficult time period for you and your family. American Dream U hosts a Veteran Transition Conference (VETRACON) at many bases around the world. We bring amazing people to coach, speak, teach, and inspire you and your family during this pivotal moment in your life. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions on any aspect of what we do, please contact us at adu@americandreamu.org.

Chicken and Challenges
Revolutionary Coworking

100 Hay St, 3rd floor conference room

Fayetteville, NC 28301

The knowledge and resources to start your own business can be life changing.

 

The Chicken & Challenges Roundtable will feature networking, transition keynote with Crystal Wambeke and a roundtable discussion.

American Dream U focuses on closing the veteran and employer gap, to help streamline the process and increase the value of the veteran’s brand equity.

Our featured guest speaker, Crystal Wambeke, is the author of ‘Quick & Dirty Bookkeeping: how to do your books in an afternoon’, leads a boutique accounting firm that teaches organizations how to manage their finances and juggles the role and responsibilities of being a military spouse. In these roles, Crystal has redefined time management. Crystal will share her time management process at Chicken & Challenges.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch, while you gain a better understanding of how to develop a highly effective time management strategy. Crystal will discuss time management by highlighting:

  • Achieve better results through effective planning and clarifying objectives
  • Spend more time working toward your high-value goals
  • Refuse unreasonable requests
  • Understand the needs of different personality styles and how to work with them
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Handle paperwork effectively and discard much of what crosses your desk
  • Gain a balance between professional goals and personal time
  • Use time management tools more effectively

1 Million Cups | 9am – 11am
USO of North Carolina

9 Tallman St.

Jacksonville, NC 28540

The knowledge and resources to start your own business can be life changing.

 

1 MILLION CUPS is a free, nationwide program designed to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. We believe in the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Drop in on our community of innovators and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to connect and support your local startups. The format is simple: the community gathers on Wednesday morning to hear two 6 minute presentations from local startups, then answers the question: What can our community do for your startup?

VET TO CEO Workshop Presentation (private event)

VET TO CEO | 08/01/2017
Fayetteville, NC

VET TO CEO is a free online program exclusively for verified members of the military and veterans. VET TO CEO programs were designed by veteran entrepreneurs and are facilitated by veteran entrepreneurs. The program is offered online so that anyone, anywhere can participate in a well designed, collaborative online environment. The core entrepreneurship program is also offered face to face at select locations upon request.

ADU Carolina Mastermind Group Begins (First Thursday of each month) (applications closed)

Carolina Mastermind Group | 08/03/2017
Fayetteville, NC

  • Build a network of like-minded peers focused on helping one another.
  • We have a 100% support policy – everyone helps everyone else succeed
  • Be held accountable for setting and achieving your goals
  • Learn essential skills that will make you irresistible to customers

Transition Workshop at NC Vet Biz Procurement Summit

Transition Workshop at NC Vet Biz Procurement Summit | 08/23/2017
Fayetteville, NC

ADU Employment Workshop - Wake Tech Main Campus

ADU Employment Workshop – Wake Tech Main Campus | 09/06/2017
Raleigh, NC

Transition Workshop at NC Vet Biz Procurement Summit

Transition Workshop at NC Vet Biz Procurement Summit | 08/23/2017
Fayetteville, NC

Leveraging your MBA and Military Experience Panel - NC State University

Leveraging your MBA and Military Experience Panel – NC State University | 10/23/2017
Raleigh, NC

ADU Employment Workshop - Fayetteville

ADU Employment Workshop | 08/25/2017
Fayetteville, NC

American Dream U’s premier employment workshop takes the participant beyond resume writing: we contact employers. Participants will receive a headshot, premium LinkedIn account, and each participant will record five introductory videos to employers. Participants will learn how to set the honeypot and let employers come to them. Don’t let your resume get lost in a pile of paper. Stand out and get hired. On August 25th, don’t break the rules, rewrite the rules. Participation is limited to 15-individuals. Secure your seat today.

ADU Employment Workshop - Wake Tech Northern Campus

ADU Employment Workshop – Wake Tech North Campus | 09/12/2017
Raleigh, NC

American Dream U’s premier employment workshop takes the participant beyond resume writing: we contact employers. Participants will receive a headshot, premium LinkedIn account, and each participant will record five introductory videos to employers. Participants will learn how to set the honeypot and let employers come to them. Don’t let your resume get lost in a pile of paper. Stand out and get hired. On September 12th, don’t break the rules, rewrite the rules. Participation is limited to 15-individuals. Secure your seat today.

VETRACONx Cucalorus Connect (Cucalorus Connect Conference)

VETRACONX Cucalorus Connect (Cucalorus Connect Conference) | 11/10/2017
Fayetteville, NC

Vetrepreneurs are a significantly large segment of entrepreneurs in the United States. At VETRACONx Cucalorus Connect you’ll find lively and provocative talks and front line content from the veteran and military community entrepreneurs. This experience will consist of four TED-style talks and will conclude with American Dream U’s MVP panel of local military entrepreneurs. A 60-minute open discussion about the ecosystem, challenges, and opportunities of creating a startup in the Carolinas and global military community. Bring your questions; the MVP panelists have the answers.

If you can’t make an event live, we have several other methods of community support and we video every event. If you want access to our video library for free, please click here to sign up for our online courses and get access to our video library. Also, we have monthly meetups we call MISSION: MEETUPS that you can find, attend, or even create your own as an ADU Warrior to support your community of colleagues and families. Click here to locate a meetup near you.