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BY Joel Junker

January 2018 Career Conference Update

The January 2018 Career Conference has concluded but we are still busy with the follow-up process with candidates traveling across the country conducting their follow-up interviews.  These are interviews taking place on site with companies at the location where they may be working.  As of this blog post, over half of the candidates have accepted offers while the remainder is still in the interview process and we expect to complete the follow-up interview process by the end of this week.   For this blog post, I wanted share a sample of those opportunities from this Conference to show the breadth and diversity of opportunities, locations, etc. of opportunities the January candidates are interviewing for in the follow-up process:

Army Military Intelligence, USMA Economics:  Business analysis position with a Financial Services FORTUNE 100 company providing products and services in Property and Casualty Insurance, Life Insurance and Annuities, Investment Products, Banking, Shopping and Discounts, and more. Through these businesses, The company is the 5th largest auto insurer and homeowner’s insurer, 9th largest credit card issuer, and 28th largest bank depositor, San Antonio, TX.

Navy Surface Warfare, USNA Political Science:  Product Analytics Manager position with the world’s largest device support and technology protection company serving over 300 million customers annually.  For the past 20 years, they has helped people across the globe balance the interdependency between life and technology.  Today, as the industry-defining leader of technology solutions, they ensure 290 million consumers’ devices and appliances stay online and on the job in this fast-moving, tech-driven world, Nashville, TN

Marine Infantry, BA Political Science:  Sales Representative for is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of single use food packaging and food service products, supplying food processors, packers, supermarkets, restaurants, universities, corporate dining facilities and food service retailers across North America, Sacramento, CA.

Army Combat Engineer, USMA Civil Engineering:  Engineering Project Management position with the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company with an industry-leading inventory of resources and one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers, Houston, TX.

Marine Logistics, USMMA Marine Transportation:  Associate Sales Representative with a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer and is driving significant technological advancements across a complete suite of spinal products.  Founded in 2003, their single-minded focus on advancing spinal surgery has made it the fastest growing company in the history of orthopedics, Baltimore, MD.

Air Force Communications, USAFA Science, MBA:  Senior Consultant with a leading consulting firm and top 10 FORBES Private 500 company providing professional services to over 84% of the current FORTUNE 500 list.  The division that attended the Conference has the mission to develop Disruptive & Innovative Technologies that drive the evolution of how the firm delivers services now and in the future, Tampa, FL.

Army Combat Engineer, BS Industrial Distribution:  General Management position with one of the largest privately held companies in America (they rank in top 20 on the Forbes List of Largest Private Companies).  The company operates more than 450 locations in 41 states, providing professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a wide variety of restaurant offerings, Dallas, TX.

Army Ordnance, BS Civil Engineering:  Engineering project management position with an innovative 160+ year old company that has developed life-changing innovations including the glass for Edison’s light bulb, ultra-thin glass for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs), ceramic substrates for diesel and automotive emissions control, and the first commercially viable, low-loss fiber for use in telecommunications, Corning, New York.

Regarding compensation packages, in most cases they will include base salary, performance bonus eligibility, healthcare for the employee and family, retirement plans and more.  The complete package depends on the candidate’s credentials, how well he or she interviews, cost of living and several other factors.  More details and specific compensations are addressed in a recorded webcast in our Learning Library.  Click on this link if you are a registered user of our Resource Center.  If you are not, go create a profile in our Resource Center.  Once you create a profile, you will then have access to the Learning Library.  Choose the folder “Webcasts: Transition Perspectives” and then choose the Webcast titled “Compensation Discussion”.

Rob Davis