Transitioning Military Professional Looking To Break Into The Tech Industry

Name: Jesse Lott

Current Status: Retiring from the U.S. Army in May 2017

Number Of Years In Service: 20

Rank At Time Of Discharge: Sergeant First Class

Military Occupation Specialty: Air Traffic Control Specialist

Post-Military Goals: Jesse is a transitioning military professional looking to break into the tech industry with the stated goal of becoming a software developer.

Why Jesse’s Excited About The Tech Industry: Jesse likes the idea of taking something abstract and making it tangible. He sees technology as a way to help create more ease in people’s lives.

He recently completed an 18-week Microsoft Software and Systems Academy Cloud Application Developer program, an intensive course which qualifies Veterans for technical and leadership positions utilizing skills and tools that include: C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Azure, and XAML.

Jesse feels the MSSA program was a good starting point for his post-military career goals.

He is seeking an entry-level opportunity in the tech industry and is currently enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Technical Managment program to further his education and training in this field.

To learn more about Jesse’s experience and professional background, you can find a full profile for him on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/jelott/

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT- Corrugated Manufacturing and Packing

By: Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

While working at a staffing agency, I was once assigned the task of recruiting for a position within the corrugated manufacturing and packaging industry. Since I’d never heard the word “corrugated” before this assignment, my first task was to find out what it meant. What I found is corrugated simply means to draw or bend into folds.

In the corrugated industry, this bending and folding has to do with the manufacturing of boxes for packaging, delivering, and displaying products.

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