Pentagon Hosts Fifth Annual Virtual Military Spouse Symposium

U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program will host the fifth annual Virtual Military Spouse Symposium on April 27-29.

The free symposium is an important annual event for connecting military spouses to a professional community, resources and skills for career development.

The multiday, online event is designed to educate new and experienced military spouses about specific resources and best practices for maximizing their unique potential.

This year’s theme is “Reflect, Explore, Act,” and will include two days of online sessions dedicated to career development and a final day focused around relationships and work-life balance.

During the symposium, military spouses can explore self-care with the help of DOD’s Military OneSource program, learn about being your own boss and creating your unique brand, understanding and mastering the federal job search and learning how to maximize the job interview.

“We encourage military spouses from across the globe to take advantage of this powerful community and set of resources during this year’s Virtual Military Spouse Symposium,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Patricia “Patty” Montes Barron.

“In addition to education and employment resources, this year we will feature a relationship summit focused on key strategies to support intimate partner relationships.

Spouses will have an opportunity to connect with each other and with our presenters as we focus on skill-building and managing work-life balance to improve relationships overall.”

All military spouses are welcome to attend the Virtual Military Spouse Symposium no matter what phase of career they’re in – from a first-time job seeker to an experienced professional.

Registration is now open.

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