Bridges to Employment 2016 (ROMEOVILLE)

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Lewis University

101 Airport Rd

Romeoville, IL 60446

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#BTE2016 in Springfield (1 March 2016):
#BTE2016 in Romeoville (22 March 2016): You are here!
#BTE2016 in Chicago (30 March 2016):

Prior to #BTE2016, join us on February 23rd for a 30 minute webinar where we discuss not only the "power" of networking, but tips on how to be successful:

Bridges to Employment events assemble executives and senior managers from the public and private sectors to engage in a panel discussion to educate Veterans on the strengths they bring to their future careers. Following the panel, Veterans in attendance will be immersed in a networking forum, providing an opportunity for Veterans to engage with professional partners from numerous corporations to empower Veterans with networking skills and relationships necessary to succeed in the civilian sector.

At the inaugural 2014 events at Pritzker Military Museum and Library, over 200 student Veterans from 52 higher education institutions and 154 networking partners from 88 public and private institutions came together with the common goal of enhancing crucial networking skills for hard working and deserving student Veterans. Programming to date, we have supported over 8 events around the state of Illinois impacting 275 student Veterans from 76 higher education institutions and 271 networking partners from 145 public and private institutions.

Schools Attending BTE Romeoville

Northern Illinois University

DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management

Lewis University

Elmhurst College

Elgin Community College

North Central College

Roosevelt University

College of DuPage

Waubonsee Community College

Rasmussen College

Benedictine University

Saint Xavier University

Majors Attending BTE Romeoville


MBA Human Resource Management


Business Administration

Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Aviation Administration

Transportation Administration

Social Work

Air Traffic Control


Aviation Maintenance Management

Criminal Justice

Computer Science

International Relations

Information Technology

Organizational Leadership & Development

Networking Partners Attending BTE Romeoville

Sears Holdings

Exelon Corporation


Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Plane Techs



United States Air Force

US Drug Enforcement

AAR Corp

National Able


Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.

Forclosure Defense



Health and Disability Advocates/ Illinois Warrior to Warrior

Lewis Office of Veteran Affairs

Foresters Financial Services

Illinois Central Management Services

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Grunt Style

Verizon Wireless

Dayton Freight Lines

Council for Adult & Experiential Learning




Black Diamond Charities/Chicagoland PMI

Financial Educational Service


“I felt this event was great, it was well put together and well worth the trip into the city.”

“I didn't know what to expect as I have never been to an event like this but it was great and I'm glad I was able to participate.”

“This event far exceeded my expectation! The networking portion of the event truly created an ideal opportunity for employers and veterans to meet and discuss employment-related issues.”

“I found that the questions and answers were very well done. The panelist were from a variety of backgrounds so the panel was not overwhelming in a sense that the situation fit all levels of employment.”

“I usually don't expect much from these type of things, but was pleasantly surprised how relevant the panel discussion was.”


“As a networking partner my expectation was to meet student veterans who may be interested and/or want to learn more about career opportunities in the federal government; assist the student veterans in exploring career opportunities they may have not otherwise considered; and answer their questions/concerns. Yes, my expectations were met. I was very satisfied with the high caliber of student veterans.”

“My expectations were to find at least one solid fit for either an internship or a training program, which I did.”

“First experience with this event. It was worthwhile.”

Event Logistics

Students and Employers:

Please be advised that we have limited parking here at Lewis University's St. Charles Borromeo Center. With that in mind, we have set aside 30+ parking spots located in lot SB-5 at St. Charles Borromeo Center. These parking slots are on a first come, first serve basis. Additional parking will be located in Lot C on Lewis University's Main Campus near a walking path that leads to St. Charles Borromeo Center. An e-mail with a campus map attached will sent three days prior to the event. Should there be any questions or concerns, please call Roman Ortega Jr. at 815-836-5339.

Business/Professional Attire:

Go for a neat look. Avoid frayed, wrinkled or worn-out clothing.

Men: khakis, or dress slacks with any type of collared shirt. Collared shirts include polo, long or short sleeve “dress” shirts, such as oxford button-downs without the tie.

Women: may wear the same clothes outlined above for men, along with skirts or nice pantsuits.

Blazers or sport coats always add a nice finishing touch for men or women. Acceptable casual shoes for men include loafers, clean deck shoes and several styles of oxfords. For women, the same types of shoes are fine along with neat flats and low pump

Neatness in appearance and grooming standards are the most important factors in dressing for success!

Who can I contact with any questions for #BTE2016 in Romeoville?

Roman Ortega Jr.

(815) 836-5339

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Lewis University

101 Airport Rd

Romeoville, IL 60446

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