(SEATTLE) – On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, FourBlock’s Seattle class met at the Seattle Seahawks’ training facility and heard about the civilian transition process from a U.S. Army veteran at the company.
Armando Mejia, Assistant Director of Fan Development and a U.S. Army veteran, hosted FourBlock and spoke to students about his career trajectory and the hiring process at the Seattle Seahawks, an American football franchise and winner of the 2013 NFL championship.
Mejia emphasized the importance of networking, and he told students to “never give up, because you never know where you might land.” Students had the opportunity to network, and they gained key insights from Mejia regarding the transition process into civilian careers. Mejia also gave them a tour of the facility.
Twenty student veterans who signed up for FourBlock’s spring semester were in attendance, along with the Program Manager of FourBlock Seattle, Monica McNeal, who leads the class.
FourBlock thanks Mejia and the Seattle Seahawks for hosting the event, and for their continued support of the FourBlock mission. These efforts help veterans achieve their full potential by recognizing the unique skills and abilities veterans bring to the work force. Their dedication to veterans’ issues, especially through their unique capabilities, really do help veterans transition into meaningful careers.
About FourBlock Foundation
FourBlock Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is building a national network of veteran professionals and top companies. In partnership with Columbia University, the PwC Charitable Foundation, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, FourBlock has successfully equipped veterans all over the country to pursue the best careers that maximizes their full potential. To learn more about how FourBlock is helping veterans transition better and building a national community of veteran professionals, visit: www.fourblock.org