Upcoming Events for Veteran Students

More events to come soon!

Veterans Book Club

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Fireside Room near Campus Grille
Administration Building

This book club meeting will be facilitated by David Chrisinger, editor of See Me for Who I Am. He was instrumental in collecting and publishing this collection of stories written by student veterans. His participation in the discussion will provide an inside perspective on the benefits of creative work by veterans both for veterans themselves, and for broader American society.

The book club is open to veterans, their families, and those interested in veteran issues on campus and in the community.

Light refreshments will be served.

To get a free copy of the book, please email

To RSVP, please email Rhonda Culbertson at 

Vet To Vet Networking Group

WorkOne of Northern Indiana is committed to providing quality employment services that assist Veterans to get jobs as quickly as possible at the highest possible wage. Our Vet To Vet Networking Group is a networking group for Veterans engaged in job search. Group members discuss job search strategies and share job search websites and possible job leads. On occasion, guest speakers will address the group and provide job search tips.

Sessions are held every Thursday at 11 AM until 12 PM at the St. Joseph Co. WorkOne Center, 851 Marietta St., South Bend. This will be a Veteran group that will discuss job search issues and networking opportunities around the St. Joseph County region. It will be a forum to learn about how to overcome barriers to employment. The networking group is meant to be a positive experience to share ideas and discuss various success stories of participants.  If someone in the group has a perceived barrier, they may bring it up to the group where it can be "brainstormed" for a solution.

Veterans attending the networking group will be required to bring in a copy of their resume for the group to critique.  If there hasn't been one developed, the Veteran will have the opportunity to attend the “resume writing” and “I’ve got skills” workshop.  The Veteran will also be required to register in Indiana Career Connect job search site and have their resume posted there for employers to view. As well participants will need to be fully enrolled in the WorkOne system with their DD 214 on file. For more information contact Michael Patton, LVER at 574- 237-9675 Ext:1040 or by email at

Vet To Vet Networking Location

WorkOne Center
851 Marietta Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Sessions are held on Thursdays
11:00a-12:00p (noon)
Room: Appeals

Point of Contact

Michael Patton, LVER
(574) 237-9675 ext. 1040 

Upcoming Agenda (October - December 2016)

Date Topic Presenter(s) 
Oct. 9: Cover Letters Micahel Patton, Vet Rep
Oct. 16: Answering Skill Related Topics for Interviewing Michael Patton, Ver Rep
Oct. 23: Training Connections Barb & Gwen, WorkOne
Nov. 6: Interviewing Tips Candice Conroy, Recruiter Adecco
Nov. 13:      What Employers look for in a Resume/Application   Valerie Kaczmarek, HR: General Sheet Metal
Dec. 4: Job Leads Michael Patton, Vet Rep
Dec. 11: Dealing with Depression while Employed Danielle Green-Byrd, LCPC: Vet Center
Dec. 18: Creating a Spill for Tough Interviewing Questions Rita Wynn, LCSW, LCAC: VA Health Care