Student veterans discussed career transitions and job opportunities at a networking event hosted by the Rady School in conjunction with Rady Veterans Club, UC San Diego Career Services Center, UC San Diego Student Veterans Organization and Northrup Grumman last week.
“The Veterans Connection event was excellent,” said Rady School student Mark Golden (MBA ’17). “It’s exactly the sort of networking event that allows transitioning military members to make real, valuable connections with some of the leading federal entities and government contracting companies. I feel much better about my post-graduate school prospects now.”
Both professionals and recruiters from companies seeking veterans, as well as UC San Diego alumni who have successfully transitioned from a career in the military to a corporation, were in attendance at the event. Current students were able to network and build connections to help them learn about available opportunities and to discuss their own specific career prospects.
“I really appreciate all the alumni who took the time to share their military to corporate transition experiences,” said Ken Reynolds (MBA ’17), the current president of the Rady Veterans Association. “It is very helpful to see how experience in the military can be successfully translated to the business world.”
Aleena Karamally is a student writer for the Rady School of Management and a sophomore at UC San Diego. She is a Human Development major and a member of the UC San Diego Equestrian Team.