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BY Joel Junker

April Career Conference Recap (Ep. 171)

Welcome back for another special episode where we will give you keys to interview success! Rob Davis interviewed 3 of our most recent alumni from the April 2023 Career Conference for our post-April 2023 Conference review webcast.  At the time of the interview, all three alumni had already accepted an offer of employment.  These episodes are particularly valuable as it allows those who are planning to attend an upcoming or future Career Conference a glimpse behind the curtain to how everything transpired.  It is also helpful for those just curious about how a Cameron-Brooks Conference runs.

Our featured alumni included:

Taylor Compton:  Navy Submariner, USNA ’15 Applied Mathematics

Javy Rodriguez:  Army Infantry, USMA ‘ 16 Economics

Zach Thompson:  Army Armor, USMA ’15 Military History

In this episode, Rob spends the initial part of the webcast covering some of the details, statistics, etc. about the April 2023 Career Conference and sharing some of the companies that attended the Conference, types of roles represented, and even locations of the roles.  He also shares a sample interview schedule of a candidate from the April 2023 Career Conference.  It is valuable and interesting to hear about the variety of companies and positions that an officer could interview with. The fact that no two officers had an identical schedule demonstrates the Career Conference is personally tailored to each officer’s qualifications and preferences.  This ain’t no job fair!

Some of the specific topics that were covered in this April Career Conference Recap included:

    • Key best practices leading up to the Conference that allowed the alumni to be successful.
    • Did the Conference meet, exceed, or fall short of expectations?
    • The biggest surprise from the Conference.
    • Were the alumni’s preferences with regard to industries, positions, and location taken into account?
    • How the follow-up interview process works.

The panel fielded questions from the live audience along the way, which really brought a ton of perspective to the conversation.

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