Thursday, January 4th, 2018
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM: Registration
Registration Open
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Breakout Session 1
SVA Serves
Tasks, Conditions, and Standards: Best Practices for a Successful Chapter
Content, Community, and Coaching: The Role On-Campus Resources Play in Maximizing Student Veteran Networks
Student Warrior 2018: Defending the GI Bill, Leading for Tomorrow
How to apply for fellowships for graduate study in science and engineering; NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship
Military to Civilian - Identifying Cultural Differences and Overcoming Barriers to Meaningful Employment
SVA's Partners Panel Presentation
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Refreshment Break
Refreshment Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Breakout Session 2
Why should I work for free?
Honoring and Preserving Your Chapter's Legacy With the Veterans History Project
Student Veterans as Effective Legislative Advocates
Careers at Apple for Student Veterans
The Business Case for Student Veterans College Recruitment
My journey to landing the best job for me
Civilian Life, Now What? Tactical Methods for Understanding Corporate America & Entering the Workforce
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM: Breakout Session 3
Leveraging SVA Support for Your Chapter (Tentative Title)
Utilizing the Power of the Veteran Community.
Pre-enrollment Advising - Tools for Helping Students Make Well Informed Decisions on Higher Education
How Successful are Student Veterans in Higher Education? Results and Discussion of the NVEST Project
Employment Transition--Tips on Making it Successful
Creating a Personal Statement that Pops!
Veterans Advocacy from Campus to Capitol Hill
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Welcome Reception
SVA Campus Opens with a Welcome Reception
Friday, January 5th, 2018
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM: Registration
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: General Session
Opening Remarks
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM: Breakout Session 4
Pivotal Decision Points in Student Veterans' Education Life-Cycle: Initial Findings from SVA's Decisions Tree Project
Rebuilding a chapter from the ground up
Navigating the GI Bill to support Your Future
Leveraging State Government to Build a Student Veteran Enterprise
Blueprint for Success- Making the Case for Comprehensive Services on Campus
Successful Pathway for Tracking Veteran and Military Connected Students within an Institution of Higher Education
Rock your resume: best practices and military skills translation with Google
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Breakout Session 5
How to Create a Disability Services Liaison
No More Four Person Meetings! How We Get 40% Of Our Student Vets To Participate.
Women Student Veterans: The Importance of Gender-Specific Programming for Leadership Development
Transitioning Veterans to University Life: Exploring design, tools, and sustainability of programs that engage veterans
UGA's Persistent Coaching Program: Enabling a Pathway to Success
Military Transition: Finding a job vs. Building a career
Maximizing Your Brand - Online and In Person
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Breakout Session 6
Mobilizing Your SVA Chapter to Succeed Through LinkedIn (Tentative Title)
Identity Intersectionality: Veterans and the LGBTQIA Identity
Green Zone Training Creating Unwanted "Safe Place" for University Veterans.
Innovations in Military Experience-Higher Education Translation
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
A Collaborative Structure for Student Veteran Success: Our Journey from Grassroots to Strategic Office.
Strategies for Self-Disclosure: Veterans with Disabilities and Employers
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM: Refreshment Break
Refreshment Break
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Corporate Networking Session
Networking Session
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM: Registration
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Annual National Chapter Plan Competition
Annual SVA Chapter Business Plan Competition
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Breakout Session 7
Aiding in Student Veteran Success - Faculty Panel
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades. Vet orientation is more than free sunglasses.
Building Synergy & Possibilities: A Holistic Model of Support for Veterans at the University of Illinois
Collaboration on Campus and with the Community: "Epic Steps to Veteran Victory
Supporting Gold Star Families on Campus
Small Business Success: Tactics & Tips
Challenges and opportunities of transition including resources for ensuring sound financial decisions
Your Student Government Association (SGA), an Untapped On-Campus Resource
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM: Refreshment Break
Refreshment Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Breakout Session 8
I Am Your Lobbyist
Shark Tank: How To Make Your Pitch To Higher Ed Administrators
Taking GI Bill Funding Overseas
Mobilizing Institutional Resources to Build a Stronger Regional Veterans Network
Resources to Boost Women Veterans' Career Readiness
Vetforce: Building a career on the Salesforce platform
The Art (and Science) of Mentoring
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM: Breakout Session 9
Student Veteran Scholarships
How to Successfully Gain Acceptance into Undergraduate, MBA, or Law School Programs
4-Year School Chapter BEST Practices Panel
Breaking it down Barney-style: Making your College Counseling Center more Inclusive and Empowering
Double Time Challenges and Benefits One Model of an Accelerated Program
SVA Partner
Your Pathway to Federal Employment
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Awards Banquet
SVA Honors Banquet

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