The transition from the war room to the conference room can be tricky- Western Michigan University's 'Boots to Suits' Job Fair aims to help.

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  • What: 'Boots to Suits' Career Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 23 from 2-6 p.m.
  • Where: Rooms 208-210 of the Bernhard Center on the campus of Western Michigan University
  • How Much: Free to all military members and their families

Western Michigan University's Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is helping military personnel get past the personnel department and land a civilian job. Soldiers sometimes find it difficult to make the transition from the plane to the desk, the Humvee to the cubicle, the ship to the water cooler. At the 'Boots to Suits' job fair, employers who are looking for candidates with the qualities of trained military members will be scouting for new hires. Directly from their website:

The Boots to Suits Career Fair event is designed to help you network with talent acquisition representatives, hone your professional persona, strengthen your resume and transition into the civilian workforce.

So, "suit up and show up," as they say- good luck and thank you for your service.

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