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Hiring Our Heroes – Buffalo

2015 Hiring Our Heroes – Buffalo, NY
A Free Hiring Fair for Veterans,Transitioning Service Members, and Military Spouses

Connecticut Street Armory
184 Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY 14213

June 18, 2015

HIRING FAIR: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Workshop for job seekers focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing. The Brunch and Learn presentation for employers focuses on best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans and military spouses.

For more details, view event flyer: Buffalo_HiringOurHeroes

Register for FREE at


Summer Research Opportunity, Trauma Research Education for Undergraduates

The Trauma Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program is a joint effort by Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and SUNY Oswego designed to improve access to research experiences for groups typically underrepresented in research. The program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The entire program spans one year and is designed as follows:
• First, students will attend an intensive four-week summer program (June 1-26, 2015) that will involve coursework, mentored student-faculty interaction, and the development of a research project. A $3,000 stipend does accompany this summer session; room and board at Syracuse University is included at no cost to the student (but is optional).
• Second, students are expected to conduct their research under the continued mentorship of REU faculty during the following Fall semester.
• Finally, students (with their mentors) are expected to present research findings in the following Spring at a national or international conference.
For undergraduates interested in pursuing a graduate education, it is sometimes difficult to find meaningful research experiences and mentoring. This program is designed to provide research training to both increase your skills in conducting trauma research but also increase your ability to gain admission to competitive graduate programs.

Admission requirements
1. Veteran Status (U.S. Armed Forces) is preferred but not required – a limited number of spaces will be available for non-veterans interested in this program.

2. Completion of college-level courses in Psychology Methods and Statistics, or the equivalent.

3. Current GPA of 3.0 or higher, and;

4. Completed application by April 15, 2015.

5. We are particularly interested in applications from women and minorities

In this program, you will:
• Participate in an intensive, four-week summer research program at Syracuse University, and earn $3,000 by attending.
• Be mentored by our faculty and conduct research on a trauma-related topic.
• Present your findings at a national or international conference, and perhaps publish these findings.
• Gain valuable research experience through hands-on opportunities.
• Veterans pursuing an undergraduate degree are invited to participate in this program.
• Undergraduates who are non-Veterans may also be eligible to participate in this program.

For more information:
Ivan Castro


“Leave No Veteran Behind” Veterans Employment Fair & Expo, April 20

Paradies & Avis Budget Group
Monday, April 20th, 2015, 9 am – 3 pm
For more details and to Register, visit:
Event Location:
Long Island MacArthur Airport
The Atrium
New York, NY 11779
Parking:  Resident Lot 6B/Cell Phone Lot

Leave No Veteran Behind, Veterans Employment Fair and Expo, May Event

Paradies & Avis Budget Group

“Leave No Veteran Behind” Veterans Employment Fair & Expo

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Veterans Seeking Employment


Event Location:

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Terminal 5 – TWA Flight Center

New York, NY 11430

For more details and to Register for this event, visit:

Leave No Veteran Behind Veterans Employment Fair & Expo Registration

Veterans Fire Corps Summer 2015 Programs

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), in cooperation with our partners, has developed a number of programs that offer all this – Veterans Fire Corps, Veterans Fire Corps Project Leader, and HistoriCorps. We are now accepting applications for these summer 2015 programs.

Veterans Fire Corps

Since 2011, SCA’s Veterans Fire Corps has given over 130 military veterans the opportunity to continue to answer the call to service, while providing participants with the essential training, credentials, and experience necessary to competitively pursue a career in wildland fire and forestry.

Members of the 2015 Veterans Fire Corps will live and work on three- to six- month teams in locations across the country where they’ll build camaraderie with other veterans and emerging conservation professionals who share a passion for service. In addition to housing, travel, training, and a living allowance, members will receive a $1493 AmeriCorps award.

Veterans Fire Corps Project Leaders

Leaders of the 2015 Veteran Fire Corps will lead, educate, and inspire Corps Members for the Veteran Fire Corps programs. Leaders will supervise teams of five Veteran members to complete fire/fuels management work.

VFC Leader candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age, have a current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification, minimum 2 years prior experience supervising groups in an outdoor setting, extensive fire line, chainsaw, or veterans programming experience (preferred skills: S212 federal chainsaw certification and S130/S190 federal fire certification); if a Veteran, must have been honorably discharged. View the full position description and apply at here.

Veterans HistoriCorps

The Veterans Historic Preservation Program, a partnership between SCA and HistoriCorps, is an excellent opportunity for those who want to help save America’s historic places while learning a conservation ethic and gaining technical knowledge and hands on experience in historic preservation. After completing orientation and training, the crew travels as a group from project to project, executing a specific scope of work under the guidance of HistoriCorps preservation professionals. Members will learn historic preservation techniques to include caprpentry, roofing, log work, masonry and other trade skills

Please refer interested veterans to our Veteran Opportunities page to learn more and apply today.

All application fees are waived for U.S. Military Veterans. Members receive valuable training, housing, living allowance.