First person: Veterans share their stories
Robert Evans, US Army
Salesforce Administrator / Consultant
Angelica Jones, US Army
Certified Salesforce Administrator
"This experience was so much more than what I thought it would be. It challenged me to achieve my best."
Andrew Pendrak, US Army
Help desk analyst, Cadence
"I wanted to give Veterans2Work a heartfelt 'thank you' for giving me this opportunity. This recession has been especially hard for finding work. Before your offer, I had completed over 450 job applications from 1,000s of job listings and maybe had 12 interviews. And I was forced to turn down the few job offers I had because the pay was far less than I was getting from workman's comp … When your offer came, my self-esteem started to return … now I feel whole again with a permanent employment position…"
Colin Stark, US Army
“Veterans2Work put me on a career path with a good job.”
Dane Whitley, US Navy
I’ve always been interested in IT, but my Navy duties put those ambitions on hold. Veterans2Work gave me the opportunity. They Looked past my lack of experience and admitted me to their program based on my potential and my desire. After just 12 weeks in the program, I was placed at West Monroe Partners as an intern. Three months later I joined the company as a full time Salesforce Administrator."
David Gardner, US Army
Sales Development Representative
"One thing that my military experience helped me do was to get security jobs. This was enough to help me get by—just barely. However, security work wasn’t what I wanted to do, and it didn’t take advantage of what I felt I could contribute.
"The Technology Selling Career Launch Program helped me bridge the gap, providing me the right mix of formal training, hands-on exposure, one-on-one coaching that gave me exactly what I needed to launch the sales career I’d dreamed of having."
Jae Park, US Army
Salesforce Administrator / Developer, Apptus Inc.
Barath Samanthula, US Army
Certified Salesforce Developer
"As a veteran of the U.S. Army, I understand what it means to work hard. I had been unemployed for almost a year. Then, I enrolled in the Veterans2Work Cloud Computing training program. With their help I was able to successfully finish ADMIN 201 AND DEV 401 Certifications and get get a job as a Salesforce Developer for one of the fastest growing companies in California.
"Veterans2Work not only gave me the employment assistance I needed, but also gave me the moral support and confidence to get me through the difficulty of unemployment. The people at Veterans2work have the compassion and knowledge to help veterans. Without Veterans2Work and Salesforce, I may not have been given this incredible life-changing opportunity."