On Wednesday, September 11th, participants from The Doe Funds Veterans Program joined NYSE Euronext employees and volunteers for the third annual Veterans Career Workshop.
The workshop was designed to assist veterans with the civilian transition into the workforce from active duty military service. The day was divided into interactive modules which addressed specific areas of the job search experience. The veterans and volunteers were greeted by an opening statement from NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer, who spoke about the commitment NYSE has made to supporting the veteran population through their transition into the community.
After a resume overview workshop, the veterans toured the exchange floor, where they paused for a moment of silence to remember those lost 12 years ago during the September 11th attack on our nation. The veteran participants also witnessed the notorious bell ringing on the Stock Exchange floor, which marks the start of the day’s trading session.
Veterans and volunteers continued the morning session by participating in resume-enhancement sessions, a series of one-on-one mock interviews, and networking exercises, which all highlighted key aspects to a successful job-search experience.
Each veteran was presented with a personalized packet, which included an outline of each of the modules, documents with valuable job search tools and the professional contacts they’ve made during the networking activities.
— Written by Stacy S., Veterans Program Manager