With the opportunity to learn from the industry's finest, IAVA Member Veterans from coast to coast attended veteran employment workshops with PIMCO in their Newport Beach, CA, and New York, NY, offices this May.
On Thursday May 9th, 2013, IAVA member veterans and their guests flooded Lincoln Center to enjoy the vocal stylings of Tony- and Grammy award-winning artist Audra McDonald.In addition to favorites by Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim, and Irving Berlin, the performance was infused with new songs like “Baltimore” by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich and selections from “Craigslistlieder” by Gabriel Kahane. With enough variety to generate appreciation from a diverse audience, McDonald’s rich soprano voice and knack for story-telling earned her a standing ovation from the crowd.
On December 29, Yahoo! hosted Ram Jam in Nashville and IAVA was in the house. Ram Jam brought together five country music superstars for five great causes, and IAVA was one of them! These artists each drove a new Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn around for 2012 that is to be auctioned off for the charity of the artist's choosing. The five causes include three veteran's groups including IAVA, the USO, and Team Rubicon. (pictured: Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Tannahill, Luisa Muradyan)
As part of IAVA's ongoing efforts in 2012 to connect new veterans with meaningful employment support opportunities, IAVA partnered with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) to host a veteran job seminar on Monday, December 17, 2012.The AICP is the association that represents United States based companies that specialize in producing commercials in various media (film, video, digital) for advertisers and agencies.
During San Francisco Fleet Week, IAVA vets and supporters met at the Andreessen Horowitz headquarters to participate in a panel discussion centered on bridging the civilian-military divide in the technology industry. With warm introductions from Andreessen Horowitz Founder Marc Andreessen, the panel and following discussion provided a great opportunity to highlight the tremendous potential in the veterans community for technology sector professions.
On Thursday, October 4th, IAVA continued it's run in the Bay Area during San Francisco Fleet Week.With the Blue Angels soaring overhead, Member Veterans gathered at the Veteran Success Center at the War Memorial Veterans Building for an employment readiness workshop.
On Monday, October 1, 2012, IAVA and Advertising Week joined forces to host a unique and targeted job fair for new veterans -- "Operation Deploy: Madison Avenue." Kicking off one of the industry's most anticipated and influential week of events, the fair brought together a number of companies who pledged to support new veterans in their transition out of the military and into new careers in the advertising, media and production industries.