On reconnecting with classmates

Even if I don’t find something here that’s the right fit, I expect that the network and the relationships I build here will help me on that path. It’s an interesting anecdote: Last night, I ran into one of my classmates that I haven’t seen since we graduated, and it was a lot of fun catching up with him, and we’re going to stay in touch.

Chuck Schlegel ’91, Col (Ret)

Since I’ve been here, I’ve reconnected with a lot of graduates. Some have already gotten jobs through SACC and are here again, some are actually working the even, and I learned a lot more about what it is and what it can do for me.

The big thing [about attending SACC] is just reconnecting with graduates and alumni who have been through this whole process before. I did get my resume looked at, and that was very helpful – so, that’s a big thing. It’s nice to hear common threads of information because that basically says “Hey, these are the things that you have to do or have to know in order to step out into the corporate world successfully.”

Lt Col Harold Hicks, ’93

It really allows you to practice those interview skills and lets you get out those nervous thoughts or that anxiousness because you’re in a room full of people who are in the exact same position as you. We’ve all been a part of the military for X number of years and we’ve kind of been accustomed to this certain way of life. And so you’re surrounded by all these people that are in a similar situation, so it kind of puts you at ease. And then once you’re actually doing the interviews out in the real world, I guess you can say, it takes a lot of the pressure off.

Rachel Mooney ’08

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