Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel O’Sullivan
The NCPMI Veterans Networking Group (VNG) was formed by veterans, for veterans, to fill a void in networking opportunities for veterans undergoing the very unique career transition to a civilian employment and lifestyle. Acclimating to civilian life is known to be a difficult transition for many veterans. Therefore, the VNG’s mission is to:
- Provide a friendly environment where transitioning military veterans can gather to share experiences.
- Serve the military veteran community of NCPMI by promoting the exchange of project management techniques as practiced inmilitary services, defense contractors, supporting governmental bodies, and other industries.
- Provide a collaborative environment for military veterans who are either active members or aspiring members of the NCPMI Chapter. The functions of the group are to assist each other in job search, professional development, and PM certification through leveraging the collective knowledge, skills and abilities of the group.
The VNG meets for 30 minutes prior to each chapter meeting to share knowledge of PM job openings, interviewing tips, and to network with fellow veterans that may be positioned within a company to provide a hiring reference. The meeting is informal and the attire is business casual.
Members of the Veterans Networking Group discuss job placement issues prior to a 2018 NCPMIChapter meeting.
Benefits of VNG participation:
- Connections to other veterans working as project managers.
- Gain insights into the certification process.
- Access to NCPMI’s unique Veterans Networking Group members who are working at various levels in most industries represented in the Triangle area. All veteran members are strongly encouraged to tap into this enormous wealth of experience and contacts.
- Opportunities to gather feedback, suggestions, and guidance from veteran project management professionals.
- Explore the website and come join us for our events and/or subscribe to our emails.
- Opportunities to hone leadership skills leading and managing civilians as an NCPMI Chapter volunteer.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.” -Colin Powell
Chuck F. Co-Chair, Veterans Networking Group, VNG_Co_Chair1@ncpmi.org
Peter K. Co-Chair, Veterans Networking Group, VNG_Co_Chair2@ncpmi.org