Hiring Military - Houston's Greatest Human Resource
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1/2-day morning workshop provides information about hiring veterans and opportunities to assist veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

When: Friday, February 1
8:30-11:45 am (check-in starts at 8:00 am)
Where: Meetings On Pointe Training Center
2190 North Loop West, Suite 311
Houston, Texas  77018
United States

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Pre-registration and pre-payment is required; space is limited.
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Hiring Military - Houston's Greatest Human Resource*

Hiring Military - Houston's Greatest Human Resource*

Presented by Dina Anderson, Employment Coordinator, NextOp and Mia Garcia, Programs Director, NextOp

Dive deeper into military skills and resume translation techniques with NextOp staff members and expert HR Managers in our special learning session!  Leading Houston organizations will have their experts present to help instruct on skills and resume translation.

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Translating Military Skills & Experience into Civilian Careers

  • Learn how to crosswalk military skills and experience into civilian career roles within your organization in order to more effectively recruit high-performing military talent
  • Hear from experts on how to take advantage of attending a military job fair or recruiting event
  • Build a military affinity group within your company to recognize, retain and recruit more veteran employees

Attracting Military Talent in Innovative Ways

  • Get the best kept secret in military training and recruiting - VA OJT and Apprenticeship programs
  • Learn more about how to file federal tax incentives to hire veterans to save your company serious $$$
  • Tips on how to market to military using veteran service organizations and social media tools
Credit Hours

*The workshop offers 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP and 3 hours of HR (General) credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.


DINA ANDERSON is originally from Johnston, RI and currently resides in Houston, TX. She enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1997, and after multiple enlistments, she retired with 20 years of service in June 2017.  In the early stages of her Air Force career, Dina enjoyed her role as a Vehicle Operator. She deployed to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Iraq in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, she volunteered for recruiting duty and found passion in being able to assist and mentor young men and women with reaching their career goals. She spent the last 11 years of her career as an Air Force Recruiter.

Attending college throughout the latter part of her career, Dina graduated Cum Laude from Trident University with a Master’s of Science, Human Resource Management in 2017.


MIA GARCIA is a native Houstonian and proud Texan with a strong military record. She enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after 9/11; served multiple enlistments with both active and reserve components, including a yearlong deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring & Iraqi Freedom. After serving over 8 years and earning the rank of Sergeant, she received an honorable discharge in 2011. Attending college throughout the latter part of her military service, Mia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2012.

After graduating, she served as a volunteer for Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA) where she found her passion to encourage and assist fellow veterans, specifically by helping them find meaningful careers and soon became the Veteran Career Transition Manager. Prior to joining NextOp, Mia was a Staffing Specialist for Baker Hughes and part of a small Military Recruiting Team that earned a national ranking from GI Jobs magazine for the third friendliest military employer. In addition, she also became the Chapter Chairman of her local Veterans Resource Group, which encouraged mentorship, outreach, and engagement of local chapter veterans.  

Payment & Terms
  • HR Houston Member  $35.00
  • HR Houston NonMember  $45.00


Cancellations may be made with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the workshop.  Individuals who register and neither cancel nor attend are not eligible for refund or rescheduling.  Substitutions may be made at any time; however, substitutions may incur an additional fee due to differences in the member type, e.g., substituting a non-member for a member registration. If you have any questions about this course, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email membership@hrhouston.org.


Map & Driving Directions

Make Your Commute Easier: 2190 North Loop West is NOT located on the feeder for the North Loop. You must turn onto East TC Jester and travel North approximately 2 blocks to "Entrance 5" of the office park named "The Preserve". Turn Right at Entrance 5 and look for the garage marked Building 2190 for parking. For additional information to help you avoid rush hour and/or construction back-ups, see our Optional Area Routes Guide (PDF).

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240