First Lady of Virginia to keynote at MOAA Military Spouse Symposium in Va. Beach

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Mrs. Dorothy McAuliffe, will be the keynote speaker at the Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move®”, hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, Virginia Beach.

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We have developed a program that provides professional development, education and information to support military spouses who want to create, continue or enhance a career in this transient lifestyle.

Virginia’s First Lady, Mrs. Dorothy McAuliffe, will be the keynote speaker at the Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move®”, hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, Virginia Beach.

This award-winning professional development conference is free and open to all military spouses, currently serving servicemembers, retirees, veterans and surviving spouses.

There will be two panel discussions throughout the day. The first panel titled “Nuts and Bolts of Spouse Employment” will focus on state and federal policies, national programs, installation resources and local employment and educational opportunities that assist military spouses in advancing their career opportunities.

In the afternoon, military spouses will lead a second panel discussion titled “Real Spouses, Real Stories.” Attendees will learn about fellow military spouses who have navigated a wide variety of industries and strategic volunteerism opportunities to keep their careers on the move while "married to the military."

Concurrent workshops include:

  •     Résumé Writing Strategies for Military Spouses
  •     LinkedIn Strategies
  •     30 Second Commercial
  •     Be Your Own Boss: Entrepreneurship
  •     Tips for Navigating Federal Employment

Jacey Eckhart, author and military sociologist, will be the emcee.

“I want to sincerely thank our executive sponsor JPMorgan Chase & Co. for their tremendous generosity in making these symposia possible again this year. We have developed a program that provides professional development, education and information to support military spouses who want to create, continue or enhance a career in this transient lifestyle,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, president and CEO of MOAA. “I would like to thank our gold sponsor Mercer Consumer, Stella & Dot and the Rosie Network for their support as well,” he continued.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. For more information and to register online go to http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium. Download the MOAA Military Career Events mobile application (search for MOAA Career in an app store on a smart device) for all of the pertinent details regarding the symposium.

The opportunity for free résumé critiques, professional LinkedIn photos, Stella & Dot accessories and professional clothing through the generous donations of the Rosie Network and New York’s ECCOCI Limited Editions will be offered at no cost to attendees as well.

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