|SARASOTA, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2020) – Carlos Moreira, veteran services administrator at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, has a busy agenda this week. |
First up, on Veterans Day, Moreira has a radio interview scheduled on WCTQ, 92.1 CTQ, to talk about the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus and his work supporting student veterans there. Then on Thursday, he’ll assist veterans during the annual “Paychecks for Patriots” hiring event organized by USF, State College of Florida and CareerSource Suncoast.
This year’s job fair will be held virtually from 2 to 6 p.m. More than 20 companies from the Sarasota-Manatee region are expected in what has become an annual collaboration between the job assistance agency and local colleges.
“I’m very proud of this event because it’s not just a veterans’ event, but it’s also an educational event and a community event,” Moreira said. “It’s designed to help students, veterans and the community. The focus is on helping veterans, but it’s open to anybody.”
Last year’s Paychecks for Patriots at the campus’ Selby Auditorium attracted 40 employers and more than 150 job seekers, including from the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.
“Veterans and college students bring higher-level skills and dedication to their careers,” said USF Sarasota-Manatee campus Career Services Coordinator Toni Ripo, who is assisting with the event. “The collaboration with CareerSource Suncoast and State College of Florida makes us stronger in helping employers hire this population.”
Learn more and register for the free event at www.bit.ly/suncoastp4p.
Financial experts, USF faculty to host virtual discussion about post-election financial markets
Financial experts from USF’s Muma College of Business and Sarasota-based Cumberland Advisors will host a special discussion on Nov. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m., to help investors better understand the presidential election’s impact on financial markets and the economy.
The 90-minute “Post-Election Financial Markets” webinar is free and open to the public. Attendees can register at http://sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/postelection.
“We have experienced COVID shock in an election year that has created extraordinary uncertainty in our financial markets,” said David Kotok, Cumberland’s chief investment officer. “We went into a full depression in six weeks in February and March, and now we have underway a dramatic and uncertain recovery with historically low interest rates, massive market volatility and an uncertain financial future.”
The event will be comprised of three panel discussions followed by a Q&A session.
In addition to Kotok, a long-time USF supporter and frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV, other speakers include John Mousseau, president, chief executive officer and director of fixed income at Cumberland; Robert Eisenbeis, chief monetary economist; Patricia M. Healy, senior vice president of research; Matthew McAleer, executive vice president and director of equity strategies; Bill Witherell, chief global economist; and Leo Chen, quantitative strategist.
Jean Kabongo, campus dean in the Muma College of Business and a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship, will facilitate the panels. Also participating is Eddie Sanchez, a finance instructor at USF, director of the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus and a longtime hedge fund portfolio manager and securities analyst.
The event is also sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center, based in Philadelphia. The USF Sarasota-Manatee campus will host the discussion.
The session’s topics include:
Overview of the Political and Economic Landscape: The Election’s Implications 12:10-12:25 p.m.: David R. Kotok
Bond Markets and Credit: Interest Rates, the Fed and Congress 12:25-12:50 p.m.: Eddie Sanchez, John R. Mousseau, Robert A. Eisenbeis and Patricia M. Healy
Domestic and International Equity Markets: Post Election 12:50-1:15 p.m.: Matthew McAleer, Bill Witherell and Leo Chen
Q&A with Panelists 1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Matthew McAleer, Bill Witherell and Leo Chen
CARVERCON returns to USF with free virtual event
CARVERCON 2020 is coming to the University of South Florida virtually on Friday, Nov. 13, with special guest retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Mike McConnell, former director of the National Security Agency. McConnell is the executive director of Cyber Florida, a state-funded organization hosted at USF.
The annual security conference, hosted by the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, is free and will be held virtually from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register and learn more here.
Luke Bencie, managing director of Security Management International and co-author of “
The CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology: A Practical Guide for Evaluating Security Vulnerabilities,” is organizing the event. CARVER is the security assessment process used by the CIA, FBI and other agencies to evaluate vulnerabilities.
“CARVERCON has grown into the premier critical infrastructure protection conference, which bases the foundation for all discussions on the CIA’s CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology,” Bencie said. “Not only are the speakers globally recognized security experts, but the attendees come from some of the most impressive organizations around, including the DoD, Fortune 500 companies and foreign governments. We are proud to team up once again with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus and we are grateful to Cyber Florida for their participation this year. We look forward to an amazing event.”
Security professionals nationwide are expected at the daylong conference, including professionals from the military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Topics will include:
How COVID-19 and other bio-threats could be weaponized
Ever-growing cyber threatsEmerging geopolitical enemies
How security professionals can stay ahead of threats
What’s next for the coming decade?
USF to host virtual event uniting nonprofits, students in need
Housing and food insecurities will be in the spotlight as the University of South Florida hosts the Fall 2020 Resource Fair Virtual Event on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The special free online program, hosted by the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, is expected to draw representatives from 30 local nonprofit agencies for a broad discussion about housing and food insecurities. Several USF organizations and departments are expected as well, including the campus-based Student Accessibility Services, Health and Safety and External Affairs & Governmental Relations.
Although intended for students of USF’s three campuses, the event is open to staff, faculty and the general public as well.
“It’s important that our students understand that resources are available to them,” said Yolonda Woody, a senior at the Sarasota-Manatee campus and member of the Food and Housing Insecurity Committee, comprised of students, staff and faculty.
Also sponsoring the event are the campus’s Office of Veteran Success and Student Government Association. The fair will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. Visit the fair’s registration page for more information.
The topics of discussion include:
Food and housing insecurity
Health and wellness
Career and employment connections
Other direct client services
“The goal is to give people who need help more access to these agencies,” Woody said. “I want our students, staff, faculty and members of the public to understand that there are people out there who care and who can help them to improve their lives.” For more information contact Woody at email@example.com.
To learn more about the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, visit www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu.###
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