Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
A Virtual Career and College Fair connecting active military, veterans and spouses with representatives from pre-vetted Military Friendly® Employers and Schools was launched today on MilitaryFriendly.com by Victory Media. It can be found at Militaryfriendly.com/events.
Free candidate registration is required and attendance is limited, so service members, spouses, and veterans are encouraged to register immediately and save their space. The virtual college fair is the first to pair members of the military community seeking careers and education with representatives from pre-screened Military Friendly ® Employers and Schools using interactive online events technology. The event, scheduled for November 19 and 20, will allow active military, veterans and spouses from across the globe to get a real “boots on the ground” perspective of companies and schools, and engage one-on-one with representatives from their military recruiting teams.
“The virtual fair provides an unprecedented opportunity for service members, spouses and veterans to interact with the top tier of companies and schools doing the most to support military,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media, the event host. “The interactive, virtual format is especially attractive for service members deployed overseas or those still in uniform deciding which opportunities best fit their needs.”
The virtual event is a highly efficient alternative to conventional career and college fairs, which often are constrained to one geographic area, have limited interaction between exhibitors and candidates, and result in costly travel expenses. Companies and schools participating in the event will be limited to those which have earned the Military Friendly® designation via a data-driven survey process.
“Choosing a job or school is a huge choice in one’s life and the options are seemingly endless,” said Bri Phillis, Community Manager at Victory Media and a Post-9/11 Army veteran. “Coming out of the military I looked for companies and schools who really got me and my skill set. The virtual career and college fair will provide a unique opportunity for veterans to find companies and schools who truly understand military.”
The event is the first to limit exhibiting companies and schools to those measured by an objective standard, via the Military Friendly® survey process. Participating companies and schools include: Baker Hughes, CACI, Capital One, Central Texas, Columbia University, Convergys, Cornell University, Deloitte, Embry-Riddle, Hewlett Packard, Marshall, Martin Methodist College, Penn State, Southern Company, University of Alabama, University of Nebraska, USAA, and Xcel Energy.
About Military Friendly®:
The Military Friendly® designation process includes extensive research and data-driven surveys of leading opportunities for the military community in the areas of employment, education, franchising and cities. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of third-party Advisory Boards consisting of recruiting experts from across the country and are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Any company interested in participating in the Virtual Career Fair must first submit a Military Friendly® survey and compete for the moniker. The survey is administered for free and is open annually. To have your company or school added to the free survey contact us at contact(at)militaryfriendly(dot)com. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Victory Media:
Publisher of G.I. Jobs, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business serving the military community since 2001. Additional information can be found at VictoryMedia.com. Our data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg News, Fox News and others.
For further information on G.I. Jobs or the Military Friendly ® survey, or to arrange interviews, contact:
BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt (212) 707-8181 or Judee Cohen (917) 721-0663