Veterans Career Week 2021: Offering veterans, military spouses, and service members the tools, support, and advice needed to advance careers

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The three days will include panels diving deep into specific functions and industries, exclusive fireside chats between C-level leaders from Google and external companies, and hands-on training including 1:1 personal resume reviews with Googlers.

Description

Whether you’re just beginning your transition journey or have been in the corporate workforce for years, the event provides valuable networking, learning lessons, and tactical advice for all.

Tuesday, June 22: Career Tools

JUN 22

Time

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

Title

Introduction and Kickoff by Google VetNet
Welcome to the Google VetNet Career Week! In this session, we will walk you through the schedule of events, what to look forward to, and how to guide your journey through the itinerary.
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
LinkedIn Profile Recommendations
Led by Sarah Roberts, Head of LinkedIn Military Programs

LinkedIn is a powerful tool to network, find open roles, research roles and companies, and communicate directly with recruiters. This session will provide you with tactical tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile to make it pop, straight from LinkedIn leaders.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Functional Paths for Veterans and MilSpouses: Tech+ (Option 1 of 3 at this time)
Are you curious about what role is right for you given your interests, experience, and skills? Watch these panels to receive insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of different functions directly from those who are in the roles. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various experiences of the panelists.


Career Track: Tech+ (Non-Eng Tech roles)
Option 1 of 3 at this time


Join here to learn about:
-IT Support
-Data analytics
-UX
-Android Development

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Functional Paths for Veterans and MilSpouses: Business (Option 2 of 3 at this time)
Are you curious about what role is right for you given your interests, experience, and skills? Watch these panels to receive insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of different functions directly from those who are in the roles. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various experiences of the panelists


Career Track: Business roles
Option 2 of 3 at this time


Join here to learn about:
-Recruiting & Staffing
-People Operations (HR)
-GSRS (Security)
-Legal (Specialists, Paralegals)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Functional Paths for Veterans and MilSpouses: Engineering (Option 3 of 3 at this time)
Are you curious about what role is right for you given your interests, experience, and skills? Watch these panels to receive insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of different functions directly from those who are in the roles. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various experiences of the panelists.


Career Track: Engineering
Option 3 of 3 at this time


Join here to learn about:
-Software Engineering
-Hardware Engineering
-Product Management
-Chief of Staff, Product

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Functional Paths for Veterans and MilSpouses: Business (Option 1 of 3 at this time)
Are you curious about what role is right for you given your interests, experience, and skills? Watch these panels to receive insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of different functions directly from those who are in the roles. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various experiences of the panelists.


Career Track: Business roles
Option 1 of 3 at this time


Join here to learn about:
-Sales
-Marketing
-Policy & Comms
-Program/Project Management
-Finance

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Functional Paths for Veterans and MilSpouses: Engineering (Option 2 of 3 at this time)
Are you curious about what role is right for you given your interests, experience, and skills? Watch these panels to receive insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of different functions directly from those who are in the roles. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various experiences of the panelists.


Career Track: Engineering
Option 2 of 3 at this time


Join here to learn about:
-Product Management
-Data Science
-Web Developer

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Functional Paths for Veterans and MilSpouses: Tech+ (Option 3 of 3 at this time)
Are you curious about what role is right for you given your interests, experience, and skills? Watch these panels to receive insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of different functions directly from those who are in the roles. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various experiences of the panelists.


Career Track: Tech+ (Non-Engineering Tech roles)
Option 3 of 3 at this time


Join here to learn about:
-Technical Program Management
-Customer Engineering
-Data Center Ops
-Salesforce Architecture

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Healthcare & Life sciences (Option 1 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: Healthcare & Life Sciences
Option 1 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-Johnson & Johnson
-CVS
-FitBit
-Grail

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Tech (Option 2 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: Tech
Option 2 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-LinkedIn
-Facebook
-Salesforce
-Amazon
-Microsoft
-Citrix

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: CPG & Retail (Option 3 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: CPG & Retail
Option 3 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-Walmart
-Target
-SC Johnson
-Procter & Gamble
-Nike

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Gaming & Entertainment (Option 1 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: Gaming & Entertainment
Option 1 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-Activision Blizzard
-Electronic Arts (EA)
-Google Cloud Gaming
-YouTube Gaming
-Disney
-Netflix

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Consumer Electronics (Option 2 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: Consumer Electronics
Option 2 of 3 at this time

With Panelists From:
-Google Nest
-FitBit
-Amazon

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Sports Management (Option 3 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.

Industry Deep Dive: Sports Management
Option 3 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-The Los Angeles Lakers
-The San Francisco 49ers
-The New York Yankees
-Major League Baseball (MLB)
-The National Football League (NFL)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Management Consulting (Option 1 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: Management Consulting
Option 1 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-Bain & Company
-Boston Consulting Group
-McKinsey & Company
-Deloitte

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Finance & Banking (Option 2 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: Finance & Banking
Option 2 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-Wells Fargo
-Goldman Sachs
-JP Morgan
-Citi

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Industry Deep Dives: Automobile Industry (Option 3 of 3 at this time)
Are you wondering about which industry is best for you or are you thinking of making a switch? Listen to panelists from different companies speak about their experience in a specific industry, how they broke in, and what it’s like to work in the space. Feel free to hop around to different rooms to hear the various journeys of the panelists.


Industry Deep Dive: Automobile Industry
Option 3 of 3 at this time


With Panelists From:
-Waymo
-Ford
-Uber
-Tesla
-FCA/Stellantis

Wednesday, June 23: Inspirational Leadership

JUN 23

Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Title

Exec Fireside Chat with Walmart: The Power of a Diverse Workforce
Listen to an insightful livestreamed fireside chat between Amy Goldfinger, SVP of Global Talent at Walmart, and Lisa Gevelber, CMO of Google’s Americas Region and VP of Grow with Google, as they discuss the value veterans and military spouses bring to the corporate workforce.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Exec Fireside Chat with Johnson & Johnson CEO: Leadership Through Crisis
Listen to this anticipated livestreamed exchange between Alex Gorsky, the CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and Ruth Porat, the Alphabet/Google CFO, as they explore Alex’s journey from the Midwest to West Point to the Army to leading an organization focused on moving the country out of a global pandemic.


Alex’s committed work with the Travis Manion Foundation will also be highlighted, and how you can support this cause.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Exec Panel: The Keys to Successful Entrepreneurship
Interested in entrepreneurship, starting your own business, or working for a startup? This is a must-listen livestreamed panel discussion with four successful entrepreneurs who have seen their ideas take off and achieve amazing success. In this chat, you’ll hear what motivated the panelists into starting their own businesses, the keys to their success, the learning lessons of their failures, and signs to notice when deciding to take on a new adventure.


Moderator:
Jackie Bernhelm, Area 120 @ Google


Panelists:
Amy McDonough, GM and Managing Director, FitBit
Todd Connor, CEO of Bunker Labs
Bethany Coates, CEO of BreakLine
Don Faul, CEO of Athos

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Executive Fireside Chat with P&G: The Importance of being a Force for Good and Force for Growth
Listen to Jacquelline Fuller, VP & President of Google.org, speak with Carolyn Tastad, Group President of North America for Procter & Gamble, in this livestreamed discussion about her journey into a leadership role into one of the largest organizations in the world, P&G’s efforts to positively impact the military community, and the importance of continuing your purposeful journey to be a force for Good and for Growth.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Executive Fireside Chat with Uber: From Military to Product
Listen to Google’s Chief Diversity Officer, Melonie Parker, speak with Lior Ron, VP of Uber Freight, in this livestreamed discussion about his journey from the Israeli Army to creating, developing, and launching numerous products in the tech and auto spaces at such companies as Google, Yahoo, Motorola, Otto, and now Uber.

Thursday, June 24: Applying What You Learned

JUN 24

Time

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Title

Resume Reviews & Informational Chats
You will receive a direct link to connect with a Googler for a 25-minute personal resume review, which may also be scheduled for a time outside of this window.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

“Navigating Next Workshop” – Powered by Shift
Whether you’re a veteran feeling adrift or in the midst of leaving the military, figuring out what’s next can be challenging and stressful. Join us and take a step back to reflect on how your service fits into the broader arc of your life path. During this three-hour workshop you’ll have the opportunity to discover your energizers and constraints, brainstorm new life paths, reality test your ideas, practice telling your story, and win advocates along the way.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

“Google’s Career Certificates” Information Session
If you’re looking to jump start your transition, PCS-proof your career as a military spouse, or make a career change, the Google Career Certificates provide an opportunity for you to improve your economic opportunity. If you’re interested in a career in IT, UX, Project Management, or Data Analytics, please stop by!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Procter & Gamble Learning Session: Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Sector
Veterans who have successfully made the transition will share perspectives on how to prepare for the transition, how to effectively engage recruiters, and tips and tricks to enable a fast start-up as you begin a new civilian career. The session will include 30 minutes for Q&A after the formal presentation.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Free Learning Session: Cybersecurity Engineering in Gaming (Red vs Blue at Activision Blizzard King)
The Security Team at Blizzard will discuss two career paths in cybersecurity which, when partnered together, are powerful security agents against miscreants. The defensive path (blue team) focuses on detection and alerting while the offensive (red team) focuses on emulating malicious hacker behavior to make sure the blue team can detect and prevent. The talk will also include information related to getting into both fields, relevant formal and informal study paths, and what makes a candidate stand out.