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28 G.I. JOBS | AUGUST 2018 | GIJOBS.COM THEN 2013: Business analyst, PNC Bank * Education: • Bachelor's degree, international relations, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 2004 • MBA, business administration and management, Keller Graduate School, 2017 MBA, international business, Purdue University, expected 2018 NOW Chief of Staff, Global Operations Engineering and Quality Dell Austin, Texas Age: 35 Sarah E. Rosnick Captain (O-3), Army (2004-2012) AFTER BEGINNING her civilian career as a bank analyst, former intelligence officer Sarah Rosnick began to realize that she needed to work in an industry that was a better match for her high- energy personality. In 2013, Rosnick took a managerial role with a startup that leverages technology to deliver solutions to the health care industry, which was enough to cement her interest in tech. So in 2016 she made her move to Dell. After just a year and a half as a program manager, Rosnick was promoted to chief of staff, charged with everything from overseeing the organization's budget to helping shape its strategy. How has your military experience impacted your career? The military equipped you with a variety of skills that civilian employers love. With the right amount of preparation and hard work, your transition will be a success. WHAT BETTER WAY to celebrate 200 issues of G.I. Jobs than to revisit some of the veterans whose success stories we've shared over the years? On the following pages, we caught up with seven of the hundreds of veterans whose stories were published in G.I. Jobs since our first issue in January 2002. Their interviews have been edited for space and brevity. To read more about these veterans, visit GIJobs.com and search for Where Are They Now? Do you engage in continuing education to help advance your career? I'm currently enrolled in a global Executive International Master of Business Management with Purdue. Less than 20 students were accepted into the program. Pairing up business immersion and academic studies while working at Dell was one of the best choices I've made. My leaders support me and value the experience as part of my professional development. Do you have any advice for those transitioning out of the military? Your skills translate to almost every industry. It's up to you to find where you'll be happy and successful, and it's OK to not find the perfect fit first thing. It doesn't make you a failure. It just means you're still learning and growing. 200TH ISSUE BY ANDREA LOVAS FINDING THE PERFECT FIT WHERE ARE THEY NOW? After exploring other industries, this Army vet found her ideal career match in the fast-paced technology sector. *Company is a paid advertiser.

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