Military-affiliated students invited to luncheon

July 28, 2015


Being military affiliated does not necessarily guarantee a job for any given veteran leaving the service life. In fact, most veterans who transition back into civilian life find themselves unemployed.


Photo by Vladimir Avina/ Tejano Tribune

El Paso Community College Career Services Specialists Tanya Rico (L) and Cherylanne Hunter organized the Military Resources for Employment (MRE) luncheon to assist military-affiliated students prepare for the workforce. 

The Military Resources for Employment (MRE), a new initiative by the EPCC Valle Verde Career Services Center focused on providing the military student population a preparation for the workforce and ease the transition from military to civilian life, will be hosting a lunch social on Sept. 2 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Valle Verde campus cafeteria annex. The event will assist veterans who need help in finding employment or starting their careers.

The lunch social will be for attending, military-affiliated, students only.

Members of the Valle Verde Career Center staff Tanya Rico and Cherylanne Hunter organized the event to aid military members and their families seeking employment.

“Military Resources for Employment will help military affiliated students transition back into civilian life in the educational and professional settings through various activities,” Rico said. “The MRE initiative will provide veteran and current military students the opportunity to network with other military affiliated students through luncheons, resources and workshops.”

 The workshops are scheduled to happen once a month. Each workshop will go over different topics relating to employment, resume building (turning a military resume to a civilian resume), mock interviews as well as career exploration.

For more information you may contact Tanya Rico at 831-3223 or Cherylanne Hunter at


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