. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: BANG Meeting 26 April 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

BANG Meeting 26 April 2017

Business And Networking Group


26 April 2017
6:30 to 8:30 PM
The historic Clark House
6332 Barcroft Mews Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041

Our BANG meetings are open to all. Please feel free to bring friends. There will be a Spotlight Speaker presentation of general interest to the group and plenty of networking time with jobseekers, hiring managers and human resource professionals. See you at the BANG. Remember there always “jobs in the room.”

Spotlight Speaker for 26 April 17 will be Patra Frame. Careers and career development – from entry to encore – have been a passion of Patra’s for years. She speaks regularly to local groups and national conferences on career development topics. She writes for Job-hunt.org as their Veteran’s Expert and for ClearedJobs.net on all aspects of job search. She has blogged for many years in a variety of publications on career growth, job search, and starting one’s own business. Patra ran large training and development programs for the USAF. Her Wharton MBA thesis was on career development issues of dual career couples. At GE, she oversaw their Key School initiative for MIT’s Sloan School and supported it at Wharton too. She has designed and implemented career development programs for a wide range of companies. Patra consistently studies and researches to remain at the forefront of career and job search issues. She is quoted regularly in publications. As a veteran, she has a special soft-spot for and has worked with transitioning military to help them focus on what they want to do next and how to find the right opportunity. Patra’s current book is entitled: Networking Guide for Military in Transition and Veterans - the Who, When, and What to Ask in building a network for success. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8Q29OQ/  ).  For the BANG, Patra will discuss: Mentoring – finding a mentor and becoming one.

Directions to the Clark House (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hprs/clarkhouse.htm ) the historic Clark House is adjacent to the Barcroft Plaza Shopping Center on Columbia Pike at the intersection with Lincolnia Road and Old Columbia Pike. Look for Harris Teeter and Starbucks in the shopping center on the corner at the traffic light. Upon entering the Barcroft Plaza Shopping Center stay on service road to east end of parking area. The Clark House is located at the entrance to a townhouse complex. The Clark House is a restored, late 1800’s Victorian farm house. There will be a sign in front. For additional information contact: Frank Wickersham III (fgwickersham@vsecorp.com
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