Career networking event focused on supporting the military community

Vanderbilt hosted a group of military veterans and their spouses for a career networking event that took place on campus April 4.

Among the employers at the event—part of #LinkedInMusicCity, a series designed to support veterans and their families—were the U.S. Secret Service, Chartwell Hospitality, AutoZone, Transition to Trades and Verizon. HR personnel from Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center also met with candidates.

Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, speaking at the event, said it offered regional employers a way to broaden their impact by tapping into the “immense talent among our veterans, service members and military families.”

“For employers—and for society at large—the benefits of the perspectives, skillsets and character offered by the members of this community are impossible to measure,” said Diermeier, who received a challenge coin from Jack L. Tilley, 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, Retired, and co-founder and chairman of the American Freedom Foundation, which assists veterans with career transitions after their military service.

Dr. André Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor for administration, also attended Monday’s event.

#LinkedInMusicCity hosts an event at ESB to engage with service members at the Army Aviation Association of America. (Photos by John Russell/Vanderbilt University)