Monday, September 27, 2010

Agenda for: Tuesday 28th September (2010-09-28)

Agenda for: Tuesday 28th September (2010-09-28)
Roundtable introductions and discussion, including job search assistance, business referrals, advice, and other networking assistance.

0730-0800: PROGRAM
In a follow-on to Ron Meier's topic last week, Rich Oppenheim will lead a discussion on job market reconaissance in a slow growth market. Discussion will focus on how we are mapping our military skill set to compete with hundreds of experienced civilian job seekers for the same position.
Upcoming Programs
10/5/10: Mary Haddon will talk with us about Rocky Mountain Honor Flight. RMHF takes WWII vets back to Washington DC to visit the WWII memorial as well as other military memorials in the DC area.

10/12/10: Rear Admiral Dick Young (USNR, Ret) will speak with us about his efforts to help vets find jobs via a task force involving the Colorado Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, and Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR).

10/19/10: Laura Hardin is an independent recruiter who will talk with us about the job market and her recruiting services. She recently led a similar discussion for the Biznet group in Colorado Springs.
Job Opportunities
None to pass along this week.
Additional Information
Timothy Kitt (USMA '71) is looking for an experienced grant writer for a tech start-up needing initial funding. Grant writer should have proven track record, especially with government entities such as NSF, NIH & DARPA for a tech start-up needing initial funding. Would prefer someone local - Colorado front range. Please contact Timothy directly at

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Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets every Tuesday at 0700 - except if noted above - in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center, just north of Belleview on Syracuse Street. Marriott parking is available at a reduced rate for BizNet attendees, or park for free across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the Marriott's large atrium seating area (The Lift), at the south end of the hotel. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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