The Bullseye - August 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Orion Alumni Further their Career with the Jack Welch Management Institute Online MBA Program,
Orion International on LinkedIn,
Warrior Hike Founder and Executive Director Sean Gobin Named 2015 CNN Hero,
Congratulations to this Month's Winner!,
Career Opportunities within Orion,
Join Orion's Alumni Club,
Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion,
Connect with Orion

Orion Alumni Further their Career with the Jack Welch Management Institute Online MBA Program

Veterans are increasingly turning to advanced degrees to further their careers, with an estimated 10.4% of male veterans and 11% of female veterans having earned such a degree in 2009, according to the Educational Attainment of Veterans: 2000 to 2009 by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics. They go onto conclude that “the percentage of Veterans with an advanced degree was higher than that of non-Veterans each year [from 2000 – 2009] and increased significantly over the decade.” Additionally, points out that veterans with an MBA in particular demand more salary than their civilian counterparts, an average of $109,720 compared to $92,360.
For this reason, Orion International is proud to help better the career trajectory of our Alumni by introducing them to The Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI). If you're considering earning an MBA, The Jack Welch Management Institute is the place to learn proven practices from the front-lines of business directly from top CEOs. The Institute offers a high-impact, ACBSP-accredited online MBA degree, as well as Executive Certificate programs, both led by one of the most successful leaders of all time, Jack Welch.
Throughout his career, Jack Welch hired thousands of military officers. He knew their training provided them with the leadership skills to excel in the world of business. Now, Jack has founded an entirely online Executive MBA program to develop a new generation of leaders. Teaching the proven methodologies and immediately actionable practices needed to drive results in any industry, the Jack Welch Management Institute prepares you to translate your skill set from the service into a winning future.
You'll learn how to recruit, hire, and motivate the best people, lead change effectively and authentically, unleash the transformative power of candor and differentiation, create winning strategies and operating plans, make presentations that persuade, and forge a career with a continued upward trajectory. And you'll hear from Jack Welch directly in exclusive video messages on breaking business news. Courses enable you to pursue an advanced degree while continuing to build momentum in your current career or as you complete any service obligations.
According to the JWMI 2013 Career Survey, 97% of the students who responded reported the Jack Welch MBA program has been a valuable investment. 93% reported they are likely to recommend JWMI to others. 
"I am a career military officer with a lot of experience leading and managing. Yet, I wanted to learn outside traditional military education programs in order to advance,” explains George Degnon, Brigadier General, Commander, 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, “The Jack Welch Management Institute gave me the opportunity to learn organizational dynamics from Jack Welch - one of the business world's legends. The program provides the right combination of learning flexibility needed by working adults and class structure required to succeed. Part of my learning included the discovery of many parallels between business and the military."
Former military service members will be happy to know that they may be able use their GI Bill to fund their MBA at JWMI. And Active Duty Service Members may apply for the JWMI military scholarship, which offers a complete tuition reimbursement opportunity for undergraduates, while graduate students will be responsible for paying a portion of the tuition as an out-of-pocket expense.
From leadership to managerial economics, from finance to strategy, the Jack Welch MBA delivers all the fundamentals.  Click here to visit JWMI online or complete the form to learn more about earning your MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute. And be sure to check out the video below.

Orion International on LinkedIn

Did you know that there are over 13,500 of your colleagues following Orion on LinkedIn? Join them now, and you’ll not only get Orion updates, but you’ll also have access to our Careers page, listing some of our newest opportunities for transitioning veterans.

If you’re not already on LinkedIn, you should be! Having a professional profile on LinkedIn is an important step for job seekers. Not only does it make you visible to recruiters, but it also enables you to search jobs through pages like our Careers page. Learn more about leveraging LinkedIn here.

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Warrior Hike Founder and Executive Director Sean Gobin Named 2015 CNN Hero

CNN recently released their list of 2015 CNN Heroes, one of whom is Sean Gobin, Founder and Executive Director of Warrior Hike. Sean’s organizationsupports combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America’s National Scenic Trails. CNN Heroes are selected because they represent the difference one person can make.
Orion is proud to have partnered with Warrior Hike last year for our Veteran Low to High Challenge, through which we raised more than $133,000 for our three partner veterans organizations, including Warrior Hike. We have joined with them again this year for the 2nd Annual Patriot Challenge 5K, which will be held in Cary, NC, on September 26, 2015.
Click here to learn more about 2015 CNN Hero Sean Gobin and Warrior Hike.

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Leo Amoling won the Job Seeker Referral monthly drawing

 and is the winner of a $50 gift card.  

Ready for your chance to win a $50 gift card? You’ll receive an entry into our monthly drawings for Client and Job Seeker referrals for each referral that you submit – good luck and thank you for the referral!

Join Orion's Alumni Club

As an Orion alum, your experience and guidance is a valuable asset to veteran job seekers who are now in the same position you were when searching for a career. Join Orion's Alumni Club if you'd be willing to share your expertise with current Orion job seekers or discuss options for hiring military with our Account Executives. Check out Transition Corner for others who have participated in Orion's Alumni Club.

If you would like to participate, complete this form to be enrolled in Orion’s Alumni Club and entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card.

Help grow our Alumni network and join our LinkedIn Alumni group! Connect with 700+ members and keep up to date on Orion news, updates, and other alumni-related topics.

Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion

Do you know a military job seeker looking for a civilian career? For each referral that you give us, your name will be entered in our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. Even better, if your referral is hired through Orion, you will receive a $100 gift card as our way of saying thanks.

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