UCF students, alumni and service men and women are invited to attend the College of Business Administration’s second-annual Central Florida Veterans Job Fair on Friday, November 7, generously supported by Wells Fargo. The free event will feature financial planning advice, mock interviews and guest speakers. The hashtag for the event is #ucfvetjobfair.

The fair begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. at The Venue on the UCF main campus. Free parking on the UCF campus is provided. More than 80 employers and exhibitors will be present at the event. The schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. – UCF Army ROTC “Fighting Knights”
  • 10:05 a.m. – Doors Open
    Picture with Knightro and UCF cheerleaders
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Transitioning From Boots to Loafers”
    Don Bolling
    Director, Business Development
    Lockheed Martin Missile & Fire Control
  • 11:30 a.m. – “UCF RESTORES and the PTSD Program”
    Shawn A. Carter, Ph.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
    University of Central Florida
  • 12:00 noon – Wells Fargo and GEICO Scholarship Check Presentation & Prize Drawing
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – “Achieving Success in Today’s Workforce”
    PANEL DISCUSSION moderated by Marilyn Biggs, Disabled Veteran Outreach (DVOP) Specialist, CareerSource Central Florida

  • Michael S. Repass
    CEO; Major General (Retired, U.S. Army)
    Able Global Solutions LLC
  • Robert Harris
    Vice President/Business Banking Manager
    Wells Fargo
  • Joseph Patton
    Veterans Program Manager
    CareerSource Central Florida
  • David Belvin
    Director of Apache Programs
    Lockheed Martin Missile & Fire Control
  • Pam Nichols
    Vice President, HR-Business Partner Community Bank
    Wells Fargo
  • 2:00 p.m. – “Using Social Media to Get Your Next Job”
    Roger Lear
    Co-Founder & President
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Final Networking and Drawing for iPad
  • Partner sponsors for the event include:

  • Camaraderie Foundation
  • Central States Enterprises
  • Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • OrlandoJobs.com
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Teledyne Oil & Gas
  • UCF College of Business Administration
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Wyndham Vacation Ownership
  • Verizon
  • All proceeds from this event will benefit scholarships for veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project and the Camaraderie Foundation.

    About the UCF College of Business Administration: Established in 1968, the UCF College of Business Administration offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and executive levels. All programs, as well as the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    The college provides high-quality academic programs designed to give students a competitive advantage in the world of business now and in the future. As such, the college establishes partnerships with some of the nation’s most innovative leaders to model new and best practices that harness evolving technology. In addition, the college promotes a unique culture of engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making in an effort to ensure students are well prepared to enter a dynamic marketplace.

    America’s Partnership University: The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with nearly 60,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation.