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1 Welcome to Oakland Universitys Veteran Jump Start Stuart Sickman, Student Veteran

2 Why I chose Oakland Excellent Program for Safety and Health Proximity Smaller campus than U of M Transfer credits accepted 139 baccalaureate degree programs 125 graduate degree and certificate programs

3 Resources that OU Offers Kresge Library 24-7 Writing Lab Computers Tutoring Center Walk ins and by appointment Career services Resume Writing Mock interviews

4 Other things I like about OU First Year Advising Professors are approachable Smaller campus means that I see some familiar faces Fitness/Aquatic center Veteran Services

5 End I hope you all enjoy your visit at Oakland University today. Thank you for attending.

6 Veterans Support Services Brad ReicheltSidney Brookins -US Marine Corps -Served 3 tours in Iraq -Graduated in 2012 with BS in Health Sciences -Currently working toward a BA in Psychology -Hobbies include golf, hockey and riding my Harley -US Army -Served in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia -Junior studying Criminal Justice -Hobbies include fishing, camping and riding ATVs 116 North Foundation Hall (248) 370-2010 fax (248) 370-4462 veterans@oakland.edu

7 What OU offers you as a veteran -Priority Registration -Four free elective credits -In-state tuition rates regardless of residence -No penalties in case of deployments -Student Veteran organization (SVOU)

8 Ways the VSS can help - Being your Point of Contact for support -Provide information on using veteran or military-service related benefits -Give referrals to other campus offices for specific questions and concerns -Provide social and networking events on and off campus -A relaxed office to talk about classes, military experience or anything in between

9 VA Work Study -Paid opportunity to work in the VSS office for a semester -Great way to help fellow veterans on campus, become more involved on campus and meet new people -Who is eligible -Chapter 30,31,32,33,35,1606,1607 -Must be at least three-quarter time

10 2012-2013 Events -Marine Toys for Tots Foundation -Collected 6 boxes of toys -OU Cares -Collected care package goods to send overseas -Employment Forum - MS Police, Prestige Group, Quicken Loans -80 tickets to Detroit Pistons game -50 tickets to Detroit Tigers game -Memorial Day Veteran Ceremony -Armed Forces Day -Clothing drive collecting 35 bags for Michigan Veteran Foundation

11 Office of Disability Support Services Linda Sisson Director 103A North Foundation Hall (248) 370-3266 fax (248) 370-4327 dss@oakland.edu -Facilitate reasonable accommodations in accordance with recent documentation requests. -Act as a liaison between students and faculty/staff. -Provide assistance and information regarding university services.

12 Student Veterans of Oakland University (SVOU) Tristen Buvoltz SVOU President US Army Health sciences Major, Pre-Health professional Member of Premed Society SVOU Mission -Provide a forum for veterans to transition to campus life and to integrate into the community -We achieve this through social interaction and events, community service, and veterans' advocacy. -Build camaraderie through service with veterans and the OU student life

13 Oakland County Veterans Services Garth Wootten Division Manager County Veterans Service Office Pontiac Office Bldg 26E, 1200 N Telegraph Rd Pontiac MI, 48341 (248) 858-0785 Troy Office 1151 Crooks Rd Troy MI, 48084 (248) 655-1250 Accredited Veterans Benefits Counselors who can assist in applications for any federal, state, or county veterans benefits

14 Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation New Dawn Program Melva Coleman, LMSW, DHA Program Manager John D. Dingell VA Medical Center 4646 John R. Street Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 576-1347 fax (313) 576-1341 -Facility administrative and clinical oversight of services to OEF/OIF/OND Veterans - Coordination among all facets of facility leadership and staff for care to OEF/OIF/OND Veterans

15 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Combat Veteran Military combat operations on the ground, in nearby coastal waters, or in the air above after September 11, 2001 OEF- Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, the Philippines, and others OIF- Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, others OND- Operation New Dawn – Transition of OIF to OND as of 9/1/2010 marking end of OIF and combat operations of US in Iraq. Remaining troops in Iraq focus on training, advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.

16 OEF/OIF/OND Program VA OEF/OIF/OND Program since 2003 – Evolving program under VA Care Management office at VA Central Office (DC) – Mandate for an OEF/OIF/OND point of contact at each VA Medical Center – Current mandates of Seamless Transition Program Manager and comprehensive case management (SW/RN) teams

17 OEF/OIF/OND Program Screening – All OEF/OIF/OND veterans receiving VA Healthcare are screened for: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Depression Substance Abuse GI/Skin Issues TBI Military Sexual Trauma Case Management Needs Assessment

18 VET CENTER TRADITION Established by Congress in 1979 for Vietnam Veterans In 1995 service extended to all war zone vets and military sexual harassment/assault victims of any era. Goal is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services, to help vets and their families make satisfying post-war readjustments to civilian life.

19 UNIQUE FEATURES Vet Centers maintain a welcome home attitude that promotes customer service in a relaxing and non-bureaucratic environment. Veterans are welcome to stop by the Vet Center at any time, as there are no waiting lists to receive care. Vet Centers maintain extensive outreach programs to help veterans gain early access to care. Vet Centers are community-based, operating outside of the larger VA medical facilities. Vet Centers guarantee confidentiality and informed consent to avoid the effects of stigma on war zone and sexually traumatized veterans. Vet Centers tailor local service programs and staff composition to best fit the social and cultural needs of the veteran community being served.

20 VET CENTER SERVICES Individual Counseling Group Counseling Military Sexual Trauma Counseling Marital/Family Counseling Bereavement Counseling Drug and Alcohol Referral Liaison with VA & Community Resources Benefits Assistance Referral Community Education and Career Referral

21 What Does The Vet Center Offer? A safe and protected place to talk Confidentiality – no stigma Flexible hours Easily accessible community-based setting Network knowledgeable about the resources available Vet Center Staff are >65% Combat Veterans Veterans serving Veterans All family members are welcome No cost….ever

22 Create the Future With Delphi

23 Delphi Thumbnail Almost $17B in Revenue for 2013 Almost 120,000 employees worldwide – More than 25,000 professional and technical employees – 4,000 in US Manufacturing, Technical or Sales facilities in 32 countries Will Hire almost 5,000 professional/technical employees worldwide by 2016 – Several hundred in US At least 50% of targeted hiring from college campuses! – Graduate and undergraduate 23

24 24 As of 12/31/2012 Diverse and Global, Responsive to Customer and Market Needs Employment: Countries:: Employment: Countries:: Almost 120,000 32 Almost 120,000 32

25 25 Driving Global Innovation- In Close Collaboration With Our Customers Bascharage, Lux. Juarez, Mexico Shanghai, China Auburn Hills, MI Key Global Technical Centers São Paulo, Brazil Krakow, Poland Bangalore, India 15 Technical Centers 11 Countries 19,000 Scientists & Engineers

26 26 Diverse Customer Base Drives Growth No single customer accounts for more than 19% of global sales

27 27 Core Innovations = Future Possibilities Core Automotive Markets Electrical/Electronic Architecture Electronics & Safety Powertrain Systems Thermal Systems Aftermarket Connected –Global demand for broadband access will continue to grow Safe – Traffic congestion in major metro areas around the world becomes worse; more accidents; longer commutes; higher stress levels Green –Fast growing economies: more fuel for mobile platforms –Demand for electrical energy and related conventional resources far exceeds current capabilities

28 Oakland University Partnership Internships for Veterans 28

29 Oakland University Partnership Internships for Veterans Delphi Foundation Award - $3,500 for 4 students - Paid Internship - Application and Selection - Deadline January 13,2014 29

30 Delphi Foundation Award Nomination form may be completed by faculty, staff or students who wish to nominate an Oakland University undergraduate student Must be enrolled as full-time* students in the 2014 fall semester, have at least two or more semesters remaining in their academic program, and be active, reserve, National Guard or honorably discharged from service Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 Nominees will be judged on academic performance, leadership, and involvement on OUs campus and/or within surrounding communities Consist of questions and providing two letters of support. At least one must be from a faculty member Must return on/by Monday, January 13, 2014 to: Brad Reichelt, OU Veteran Liaison, 116 N. Foundation Hall

31 Personal Experience: Tom Storer June 2013 Graduate – Marketing Hired by Delphi – Purchasing 31

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33 Financial Services Carrie A. Gilchrist Financial Services Representative Financial Services 120 North Foundation Hall (248) 370-2550 finaid@oakland.edu -Questions or concerns related to: -Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -Student Employment -Financial assistance -eBill -Refund and payroll direct deposit

34 Graham Health & OU Counseling Center Complete health care services Most insurances accepted Student health insurance available Over-the-counter medications and supplies available for purchase Personal counseling– first six sessions free (stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, etc.) Testing for ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities Substance abuse evaluation and treatment Medication referrals available Graham Health Center 248-370-2341 www.oakland.edu/ghc Graham Counseling Center 248-370-3465 www.oakland.edu/oucc

35 Center for Student Activities & Leadership Development Jean Ann Miller Director 49 Oakland Center (248) 370-2400 csa@oakland.edu -Student and Greek Organizations -Grizz Orgs -Leadership and Volunteer Center -Gender and Sexuality Center -Student Resource Center -CSA Ticket Window -Campus Programming

36 Veteran Certifying Official Ann Marie Besaw Certifying Official Veterans Certification 101A ODowd Hall (248) 370-4010 fax (248) 370-3461 veterans@oakland.edu - Complete necessary forms to use your benefits - Provide notification to VA if you drop courses or change your major - Assistance with VA correspondence/documentation

37 Career Services oakland.edu/careerservices 154 North Foundation Hall (248) 370-3250 careers@oakland.edu - Internship & Job Search Assistance - Career Advising - Resume Reviews - Mock Interviews - Career Fairs / Government Career Mixer


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