NBCU's BOLD (Building Opportunity for Leadership and Diversity) is an entirely employee-led diversity and inclusion initiative that promotes opportunity within the organization for under-represented populations. For Veteran’s Day 2020, we partnered with the all-volunteer BOLD task force to host a wonderful, daylong virtual program honoring Veterans and promoting career opportunities for service members transitioning to the civilian workforce.
The event included a daylong public livestream where top NBCU executives shared stories about their own experiences as Vets making the leap to civilian careers., Special guest appearances by The Brooklyn 99’s Terry Crews and America’s Got Talent winners Voices of Service rounded out the program with inspirational words and performances.
In addition, a select group of Vets were invited to participate in an intensive, highly interactive virtual career coaching session. Our custom, virtual platform supported video chat enabled speed networking sessions for Vets to get 1:1 mentoring from NBCU execs., Those personal sessions also had interactive resume and interview skills workshops with the NBCU Talent Acquisition team.
Attendee feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Vets were incredibly appreciative of the unparalleled access, insights, and advice this dynamic virtual program offering to help launch their post-service careers. The NBCU Talent Acquisition team was thrilled to connect with so many talented candidates as they continue to build an inclusive and Vet-ready workforce.