Aetna Virtual Career Fair for Student Veterans Seeking Internships


Aetna Virtual Career Fair for Student Veterans seeking internships

January 24, 2017

1-3 PM EST

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Aetna is a company on a mission — to build a healthier world. To meet this challenge, we’re always looking for people with diverse talents and perspectives. Our country’s veterans have a lot to offer. That’s why we’re so committed to recruiting people who have served our country and making student internships available to them, as well.


Why intern at Aetna?

Aetna is listed among the 50 Best Internships by,

a career-information website for students. Our Summer

Associate and Early-In Career programs offer:

• Competitive pay and benefits

• The chance to learn, grow and network

You’ll gain valuable experience in a variety of fields. And maybe work your way into a full-time position after you graduate.


What is a virtual career fair?

It is an interactive online platform that connects you to all the job and internship opportunities at Aetna, and enables you to chat with the recruiters in real-time. These are the areas we are currently hiring students for:

• Actuarial science • Business • Client consulting – bswift®

• Data science • Finance • Human resources

• Information technology • Law and regulatory affairs

• Marketing • Sales • Underwriting


Who can attend this virtual career fair?

Our Summer Associate and Early-In Career programs are for students to gain hands-on experience. So candidates should:

• Currently be enrolled in a 4-year bachelor’s degree program (a 3.0+ GPA preferred)

• Ideally have less than 5 years of experience (a rank of E1 – E5)



From Student Veteran's of America:

SVA Brief is a digest of resources designed to empower yesterday’s warriors and today’s scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders. Here's what you need to know: 

Make your voices heard on Capitol Hill. Apply to be a 2017 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellow. Calling all student veterans studying political science, government, communications, history, law or a related field. Come to DC and give representation to student veterans across the country. Deadline to apply is this Friday, October 21st! Click here for more details and eligibility requirements

SVA needs your help answering the questions we are asked by stake holders, policy makers, and the public. To answer these questions, we are conducting our annual SVA Census Survey, a brief (about 5 minutes depending on responses) web survey that asks basic demographic questions of student veterans and military-connected students. Take the survey today!

Student Veterans of America is accepting nominations for Chapter of the Year, Student Veteran of the Year, and Chapter Advisor of the Year, all awards will be presented at SVA Honors, a part of the 2017 Student Veterans of America 9th Annual National Conference in Anaheim, California, January 5-7, 2017. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2016.

Click here to nominate a chapter.

Click here to nominate a student veteran.

Click here to nominate a chapter advisor.

Fund your education: SVA has eight scholarships available with more than $250,000 in funding for student veterans. Deadline to apply is November 4th! 
Take advantage of your options here.

SVA Resources: Discover the latest ways to enhance the student veteran experience, from informed decision making about the schools you choose, to resume building and networking and employment opportunities. Click here to learn more.  

Take an 8 Minute Online Survey - Help a Senior

GW Veterans is proud to promote this study being conducted by one of our own students. If you have 6 minutes to spare (that's how long it took us), please consider having a look!

"This is Brittany Woodke, we met at the Vet Social last Friday night. As I mentioned, I am a senior studying Communication and minoring in Public Health. For my senior research I am studying the conversation on PTSD. I would love to have as many responses as possible; it shouldn't take more than 8 minutes to complete and some have told me it doesn't even take 5 minutes. While my study is mainly focused on how veterans talk about this topic, the survey has both active duty and civilian components."

Click here to begin: The Conversation on PTSD


You are invited to participate in a research study under the direction of Brittany Woodke of the Department of Communication, George Washington University (GWU).

The purpose of this study is to understand how people talk about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Special Thanks to Brian Alden

Analytics from

GW Veterans would like to recognize Brian Alden, recent graduate from the Class of 2016, for his creation and financial support of the website over the last three years.

The website serves as a central hub for all individuals and organizations to connect and learn about not only GW Veterans, but several resources internal and external to GW.

Today, the website has grown to be a major strategic tool of the organization with a 3,300+ audience and 9,500+ page views.

With the upmost respect, we thank you Brian for all you have done including the math and science tutoring you have provided to our members. We also wish you luck in your future endeavors as you start your Astrophysics studies at University of Colorado Boulder - however, anyone that has met you knows you probably will not need it.

"Initial Success or Total Failure"
Yannick Baptiste
President - GW Veterans (this is always in my signature because of you Brian)




NAVAIR Job Opportunities

Let me introduce myself.   I am the National Recruiter and Outreach Coordinator for NAVAIR in Jacksonville, Florida.

I am wondering if you could help us out.

We are the US Naval Air Systems Command or "NAVAIR", located in numerous locations around the world.   Here is our website:                   

I recruit for the Jacksonville, Florida region, but represent the entire NAVAIR organization.

We are among the most desired US Federal agencies to work for each and every year.   We are always searching for the most innovative and creative minds to take us further than ever before.   We are constantly searching for Engineers (Aero, Elec, Mech, Ind), Logisticians, Statisticians, along with highly qualified Researchers, Chemists, Administrators, and so many more.

The northeast Florida region is a wonderful place to not only work, but to live.   We could offer your graduates a phenomenal start to their professional careers.

In addition to our need for highly trained Aircraft Mechanics, Sheet Metal Mechanics, Avionics, Aircraft Electricians, NDT, and several other Aviation Maintenance positions, we are currently looking for very highly qualified Aviation Painters and hope your institution could help us with that need.

I can be reached by email:    Phone:          904-779-4940

We were just awarded the Presidential Helicopter support program (SPAR).   Anyone with a Top Secret and possibly even a Yankee White security clearance background please consider us.

We currently have 1 position open on USAJobs for anyone looking to get their foot in the door with us:
        IT Specialist                   (CLOSES FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST 2016)
Please continually check USAJobs as we change our job postings daily

Please pass onto your Veterans Center that we can hire them directly bypassing the USAJobs application process if they qualify for the VRA (Veteran Recruitment Appointment) preference status.   They would need only one of these four criteria to qualify:
        1) Separated from Active Duty Military within the past 36 months
        2) War/Campaign/Expeditionary Medal
        3) Armed Forces Service Medal
        4) Disabled Veteran (any percentage)
When they apply to us, we would need the following documentation to verify VRA status:
        1) DD-214     *to verify #1, #2, #3 above
        2) SF-15      *to verify #4 (if necessary)
        3) VA Letter  *to verify #4 (if necessary)
        4) Statement of Service (only if they do not have a DD-214)
Finally, they had to separate from the Military under one of these conditions:
        1) Honorable
        2) General

Anyone with a Schedule-A Disability could also bypass the USAJobs application process as well.   Anyone interested in Federal employment, please have them send the above documents plus we prefer the Federal Resume, which this website has a very easy-to-use template:

Any further questions regarding VRA, please refer to this website:

We also offer Pathways, which is the Federal government's Internship program.   Please consider NAVAIR for your Internship needs.  We offer both pre and post-graduation Internship opportunities.    Anyone considering Pathways, does not have to apply through USAJobs, but just contact me.

There is also the SMART Federal scholarship program:

I look forward to hearing back from anyone interested and connected with your Academic institution, Veterans Group, Career Resource Center, Employer Outreach coordinators, and your Internship Program coordinators.


Scott Gemmill
Naval Air Systems Command

Come From Away - A New Musical

Student Veterans, Chapter Leaders, Advisors, and Supporters,

Student Veterans of America is proud to be working with the Home Depot Foundation to offer free tickets for student veterans and their guests to a special performance of the new musical, ‘Come From Away’, coming to Ford’s Theaterin Washington, DC. SVA’s own President and CEO Jared Lyon will be one of the co-hosts of this event, along with other leaders of prominent veteran organizations. Please see the attached file for more details.

When: Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30 PM

Where: Ford’s Theater, 511 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

Attire: Business Casual


If interested, RSVP by 9/8 at 5:00 PM EST. Tickets will be given first-come, first-served.

To request tickets, email me at In your email, please include:

·       First Name

·       Last Name

·       Number Attending (1 or 2)

·       Email

·       Phone Number

·       Referring Organization (SVA)

·       Branch of Service

·       University or college you are currently attending

I will reply with either a confirmation of your ticket or a notice that you have been put on a waitlist. If you require an ADA accessible seat, please let me know.  

If you have any additional questions, please email me or call at 202-223-4710.

Best regards,

Presley Franklin | Chapter Liason/AmeriCorps VISTA



Student Veterans of America


Free Membership for Student Veterans

We (the veterans in AMVETS) offer you free membership in appreciation for your military service. Only one in ten Americans has the fortitude to volunteer for military service. AMVETS knows the sacrifices of service and we offer you free membership in AMVETS while you are students.

AMVETS began as a group of loosely tied college veterans clubs. We know your struggles, we have been on the path you are travelling and are prepared to help.

AMVETS (American Veterans) was chartered by congress in 1947 (public law 216).We are mandated to helping veterans reintegrate into the American workforce. Our charter allows honorably discharged and actively serving military personnel to become members. Membership is available to all the services: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines Corps, and members of the National Guard, Reserve and Coast Guard. The GI Bill and the VA home loan program are key initiatives we supported until they became law. Two programs of interest:

The Call of Duty Endowment works through AMVETS to find veterans jobs.

AMVETS National Service Officers will shepherd your VA claim.

AMVETS is prepared to help you succeed. Go to the link below.


Free Student Membership

Visit AMVETS at

If you have any question contact: