Networking & Activities

Virtual JETC showcases more than just superior education and top-notch exhibitors.  There are many opportunities to connect and network with other attendees.  Below is a list of activities and networking opportunities offered during Virtual JETC.

Pre-JETC Student Orientation
Friday, May 14
4 - 5 pm EDT
This is a student member orientation led by the YP COI. The event will take place in the conference platform and will feature a short presentation on how to navigate the virtual conference in the week ahead. After that, a panel of SAME’s most recent Leadership Development Program participants will join us to share their own conference perspectives and tips and tricks for a fantastic JETC.

YP/Student "College Night"
Monday, May 17
5 - 6:30 pm EDT
This is an opportunity for students and YPs to meet and network in an informal environment prior to JETC. Don your university gear and be ready for interactive games. YP and student conference registrants will receive a calendar invite with a link to participate.

Networking Event: Cookie Decorating and Wine Pairing
Tuesday, May 18
4 - 5 pm EDT
Sponsored by Gold Sponsors
Do you love seeing those beautifully decorated sugar cookies and wonder how they are made? Join us to watch our cookie expert take us through the steps to create these works of art. Next, our sommelier will guide us through which wines work best with some classic desserts. This event is sure to be mouthwatering fun!

Personal Development Activity: LinkedIn Review: Using LinkedIn as a Tool for Personal Growth
Wednesday, May 19
10 - 11 am EDT
Sponsored by Gold Sponsors
LinkedIn is a great place to connect, share and grow. Understand more how to use LinkedIn as a tool, and what you need to do to make your own profile stand out.

Celebration of Achievements Networking Event
Wednesday, May 19
4 - 5 pm EDT
Sponsored by RS&H
Join SAME for a magical evening as we celebrate our annual awards. We'll recognize Company Awards, Post Related Awards, Individual Awards, Uniform Service Awards and end our evening with the Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal.

We will be joined by a live magic show from magician Joel Ward. His high energy and original magic has astonished people throughout the world. He presents award-winning magic by combining classic magic with a contemporary touch.

Energizing Activity: Chair Yoga
Thursday, May 20
3 - 4 pm EDT
Sponsored by Gold Sponsors
Take a moment to relax as our yoga instructor goes through different poses you can do - all while sitting in your chair! These stretches and poses are great to do while you are working to keep the stiffness out and relax your muscles.

Small-Group Networking Events: Escape Room
Thursday, May 20
5 - 6 pm EDT
Sponsored by Gold Sponsors
Join our virtual escape room experience where our Community of Interests will face head to head! RSVP as part of your COI or go rogue and join "The Others". Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot today! This activity will be held in Zoom. Individuals will receive a calendar invite with a custom link the week of Virtual JETC. Please do not use the "Join Webinar" button on the Live Event Platform.

YP/Fellow Networking Roulette
Thursday, May 20
5 - 6:30 pm EDT
Back by popular demand, this is an opportunity for YP and Fellow conference registrants to meet and network in an informal, happy hour setting. Grab your drink of choice and have your webcam ready for our fun and interactive “Networking Roulette”! Participants will be selected at random to introduce themselves and answer a question related to home/work life (this is a trivia-free zone!) while the audience plays along in the chat. YP and Fellow conference registrants will receive and calendar invite with a link to participate.

Personal Development Activity: Resume Review: Are You Standing Out on Paper?
Friday, May 21
10 - 11 am EDT
Sponsored by Gold Sponsors
Your next career move might be right around the corner. What are you doing to stand out? Are you putting the correct keywords to get past the applicant tracking system (ATS)? Get tangible tips on crafting your resume to help push your career forward. A portion of the session will be dedicated to military resumes.

Coffee Breaks
Wednesday, May 19: 10 - 11 am EDT | Thursday, May 20: 10 - 11 am EDT | Friday, May 21: 9 - 10 am EDT
Sponsored by Bronze Sponsors

Lunch Breaks
Wednesday, May 19: 12 - 2 pm EDT | Thursday, May 20: 12 - 2 pm EDT | Friday, May 21: 12 - 2 pm EDT
Sponsored by Silver Sponsors

 



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