Careers Program

 

The transition from the military back into civilian life is founded on the goal of starting a new, great career. With the difference between military and civilian job fields, veterans find themselves at a loss of where to start. At Lone Star Veterans Association, you’re in luck… We’ve Been There.

 

We offer and promote focused services, programs, and events that specifically prepares, develops and supports our members for a long and healthy career path. We also go to great lengths to bring veterans and employers together. Here at LSVA, we are not just finding our veteran and veteran spouses jobs, we go much further in assisting our veterans and their spouses launching into longstanding and fulfilling careers. 

A recent survey of American companies revealed that while they really want to hire veterans, there are, however, two major obstacles to be overcome. One was translating veterans' military experience into the civilian job sector. The second was finding the best place in which to locate and hire veterans. This is where our Warrior For Life comes to the rescue.

Our flagship event Lone Star Veterans Association is our Warrior for Life luncheon series. This program is based on the Marine for Life luncheons that were once sponsored and held via the Marine for Life – Houston, TX office. The program event provides a unique and more intimate platform in which to introduce employer and prospective veteran job seeker to one another. The level success that has been achieved since taking it over in 2010 demonstrates the value that both employers and veterans alike gain from the program’s distinctive platform. 

Warrior for Life Every 3rd Thursday of the month, veterans and employers meet at Masraff's restaurant, in Galleria/Uptown Houston. This luncheon event gives veterans access to a great network of employers and staffing agencies from the Houston area. Veterans are to dress professionally and bring their resumes. This is a great chance to learn about a wide variety of civilian careers. For employers, this is an opportunity to meet a wide variety of veterans that could be successful employees at your company.

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In 2017 we launched a group for veteran and spouse entrepreneurs. Then we learned about the great things happening with Bunker Labs across the country. With 18 chapters operating in over 26 cities, it was a no brainer to convert our group into the host organization for the local Bunker Labs chapter. Come out to get connected, educated, and inspired by other veteran entrepreneurs in Houston. Be a part of the growing innovation in business happening in Houston and help the veteran community take a leadership role in that emerging force.

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Working in Houston usually means working the energy industry. Having a strong professional network is your best bet to find the job your want, advance the career you have, and have a safety net just in case. Come out and meet other veterans and their spouses working in the energy industry and support each other.

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  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM · $5.00 USD
    Masraff's in Houston, TX

    Warrior for Life

    The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult. The biggest obstacle to overcome is finding that great career launch pad. As a military veteran, you already stand out in the crowd as a resource that is sought by companies who value excellence in their personnel. At the Warrior For Life Luncheon, you get to meet those employers, one on one.

    Designed to create direct contact between veterans and local employers, Warrior For Life provides a forum for veterans to get hired. Hosted once a month at Masraff's in the Galleria, veterans have a chance to market themselves in a professional, yet personal environment.

    Hear from LSVA member Natasha, who landed a job with an employer she met at Warrior for Life:

    For veterans:

    • Promptly arrive at 11:00 a.m.  This is 30 minutes earlier than employers in order to prepare for the event.
    • There is plenty of free parking. 
    • Though not required, it's a great idea to bring an up-to-date resume/CV. 
    • The dress code is business professional. Suit and tie for men, business suit for women. If you need professional attire for the event, see the following links for men and women.
    • This is a professional lunch for you to talk with employers and network. Please do not bring guests or family members. Spouses of veterans are welcome! And no, your veteran spouse does not need to attend with you.
    • If you RSVP, you need to attend.  If you cannot make the luncheon, it is important that you email communications@lonestarveterans.org or call (281)744-7972 by 10:00 AM the day prior to the luncheon.  This allows space for those veterans on the wait list. 

     

    For employers:

    • Please arrive promptly at 11:30 a.m.
    • You do not need to bring swag - there is no space, and you'll be busy interacting with veteran candidates. Business cards and small brochures/trifolds work great at this event.
    • Limit three attendees per company.
    • Veteran attendance is subsidized in part by employer tickets. Consider adding a donation to cover the full cost of a veteran so we can continue making this event a success.
    • Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact communications@lonestarveterans.org to learn more.

     

     

    FAQs

    What is the cost of the luncheon?

     $5 for veterans; $35 for employers. If you are an employer who is also a veteran, the cost is still $35 (sorry!).   

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

         Valet parking is available, but self-parking is free, close, and plentiful.

    What kind of food will be served?

         Typically, one of the entree items found here. Please let us know if you have any diet/allergy restrictions.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

         No, a printed ticket is not necessary to bring with you.

    What's next? 

    Join the conversation in our private LinkedIn group. We invite employers to post their current openings in this group. These are current and past attendees of our Warrior for Life program and a great pool of talent to share your openings and questions for our veterans. You'll be accepted to the group once your RSVP and payment for the event is confirmed.

    Join Our LinkedIn Group Here

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    Veterans in Energy Networking Social - March

    Join us at our new home on the west side for our monthly energy networking event. We're excited to welcome President of Blackfin Offshore and Navy veteran Ron Hughes as our guest speaker.

    Come out and mix with other energy-sector veterans out west at the Tasting Room City Centre. Make friends or make your next career move - this is where you want to be.

    Our Veterans in Energy Group is a great way to get connected, find friends, build your network, and find that next opportunity. Come join us and become a part of the LSVA Community in the energy industry, and connect with us on Facebook. We can't wait to see you!

  • Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    SW Networking in Richmond

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    Join LSVA friends and families out on the southwest side of town! Click the image above to RSVP.

    We hope to see you there! 

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    SW Networking in Richmond

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    Join LSVA friends and families out on the southwest side of town! Click the image above to RSVP.

    We hope to see you there! 

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Amegy Bank Tower in Houston, TX

    World Affairs Council presents CJ Chivers

     

    Join our friends with the World Affairs Council for a great event featuring Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers. These events are always fascinating, and are a great networking opportunity as well. Please click here to register - veterans get 50% off admission and a free copy of C.J.'s book The Fighters. We'll see you there!

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    SW Networking in Richmond

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    Join LSVA friends and families out on the southwest side of town! Click the image above to RSVP.

    We hope to see you there! 


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