Carl S. Savino is a recognized leader in the field of military-to-civilian career transition. After completing military service, Carl was a Booz Allen consultant and later worked at The Hay Group. In 1994, Carl founded Corporate Gray, a company dedicated to connecting employers with transitioning and former military through the Corporate Gray Series book, The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide, Corporate Gray Job Fairs for the Military Community, and Corporate Gray Online, www.CorporateGray.com. With almost 4 million copies in print, the Corporate Gray Series book remains the most widely read publication for military personnel in career transition.
Karin Durkee is the Director of Social Media for Corporate Gray. She is a military spouse, educator, technology consultant, and author of Social Media and Your Job Search: Maximizing Your Network for a Successful Transition. Karin presents LinkedIn webinars to job seekers and Virtual Job Fair training webinars to recruiters.
Hi folks. I like what you are doing. We are launching a number of programs in 2014 including community and economic development along with our other wellness and disability initiatives.
For now, how can we put out a notice to anyone who has not filed tax returns that they can go to out Vets-Help.org website, scroll down to our tax portal, and prepare and file for free under our partnership with the IRS VITA program?
The IRS has also asked us to make known the fact that anyone who has a refund coming from their 2010 return, but has not filed yet, will lose it after this April 15.
Thanks, and I would enjoy catching up with you after April 15. I am a CPA and work quietly and effectively. We are partners with a number of White House programs, and Agencies by MOU and through other programs. We have no ego, but do not tolerate silliness if it hurts our charges. We also work at a strategic level in many areas.
Craig – Thank you for the information about the tax prep assistance you are offering to veterans. We will post the information to the Corporate Gray Facebook page and LinkedIn group to help you get the word to veterans.
I have a question regarding balancing graduate school and summer internships as a Reservist.
I am an active duty Marine Officer with about 18 months of time left before EAS, assuming I do not accept career designation. My plan is to get an MBA when I transition. How ever, I have also given some thought to transitioning into the reserves. I love the idea of continuing my service in some capacity.
As I understand it, summer internships are a key part of the hiring process for MBA students. At the same time, Reservists often drill for two weeks during the summer. That would encompass a large portion of an all important internship.
So, what would be the best way to broach this with a potential employer? In your experience, is this a deal breaker? Have others in my position typically been able to move their internship dates around? Can drill dates be moved around?
Ryan – Internships can be a valuable part of your MBA training, and in our experience employers are flexible about working around your Reserve commitment. Check with your Reserve unit to find out if drill dates are flexible. Be honest with the potential employers about your Reserve commitment, but stress that it is only for two weeks. Thank you for your service and continuing to serve!