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3 Reasons You Need to Attend the Capital Summit (Even if you’re not a lawyer!) by Rebecca Alwine

What was the last military spouse event you attended? There are so many military spouse-centered events each year, and it’s tough to decide which ones to attend. And some months, traveling away from family, home, and your spouse is easier. Others (like when your spouse is deployed or unable to take leave) are nearly impossible.

Exciting LinkedIn News by MJ Boice

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program (MSEP), LinkedIn announced today that beginning in July, they will be giving a FREE one year premium job-seeker subscription to military spouses during each PCS! This includes the final transition from military service as well. In addition to a premium job-seeker

Team Rocky Mountain Summit

We recently kicked off the Rocky Mountain Summit with a planning session where we brought together helping organizations and individuals in the Colorado Springs area to learn more about what we’re each doing to support military families. Over a wonderful lunch catered by a veteran owned business, we learned more about the good work happening

What is YOUR Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

A Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) is a strategic business statement similar to a vision statement which is created to focus an organization on a single medium-long term organization-wide goal which is audacious, likely to be externally questionable, but not internally regarded as impossible. – Wikipedia Though it is traditionally a business concept, I have always loved the notion of a

Grants, grants, grants…..

If you were with us at our Florida Roadshow, you were treated to a great session by Dr. Michael Lucchesi, the Director of Grant Development for Northwest Florida State College. Dr. Lucchesi was gracious enough to share some grant information as well as resources with us that we have shared below. Please let us know

Roadshow Round Up

Last month NMSN went on the road to bring our milspouse career and entrepreneurship program to people in San Antonio, Texas and Tacoma, Washington.  It was great to meet some of our members and followers in person, see some old friends and make some new friends. Anyone who’s been to an NMSN event knows that

Way to go, Starbucks!

Congratulations to Starbucks for reaching their goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and milspouses 2 years ahead of schedule! Their new goal is to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025. In addition to their direct hires, they go around the country talking to other companies about the value of hiring veterans and military spouses

Not Just Another Milspouse Conference

Thank you to NMSN member, MJ Boice for sharing her biggest takeaways from the 2016 Military Spouse Career Summit…. When career professionals attend a professional development conference of any sort, we typically expect to see the usual suspects and activities. Networking events, resume workshops and key note speakers are the staples that we all come