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84 G.I. JOBS | FEBRUARY 2017 | GIJOBS.COM Age: 31 Military Service: Corporal (E-4), Army (2012-2016); Army Reserve (2016-Present) MOS: Medic (active duty), Signals Intel Analyst (Reserve) Education: Bachelor's degree, Accounting, Sam Houston State University, 2010 IT Project Analyst, McLane Co., Temple, Texas DAVID CLARK CORPORAL How did you find your job at McLane? I found out about my job through the Hiring Our Heroes program. McLane was participating and I ended up with a fellowship to the procurement department. When the program completed there was an opening for my current position and I was offered the job. How would you describe your job? I create project plans and manage them throughout the project's lifecycle. My projects can span from a small telecom upgrade to making sure the infrastructure is in place for a new division. Why did you choose this career path? The IT field is an ever-growing field. When I was offered the opportunity to get started in this field I could not turn it down. What hours/days do you typically work? I usually am at the office around 7:30 a.m. and, depending on how much work there is, I leave between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. What military skills do you apply to your civilian job? I believe my skills working with all kinds of people regardless of rank or job really help with my position today. I have to work with all kinds of people in my projects: analyst, technicians, managers, directors, VPs. Best advice for transiāĻžoning service members? Know what is available to you. I had no idea the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship existed until I was in my ACAP class and it was quickly mentioned. This program got me to the position I am at and has helped many others transitioning.

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