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Will S


Military Service

U.S. Navy Lieutenant


10 years served


Seeking a career in engineering


Sun Valley, NV

About Will

I served in the Navy as both an F/A-18 Naval Flight Officer and an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer. I was fortunate to be able to have a big impact in my different units and am proud of my leadership and management skills. When I was preparing to transition, I knew (thought?) I wanted to pursue a career in Engineering. Although my Bachelor's degree is in Psychology, I had taken a lot of calculus and science and was accepted into a Master of Systems Engineering program (which I completed with excellent marks).

I was hired at a company to do Systems Engineering but am having a hard time figuring out where exactly I fall out in terms of performance and career progression.

I'm not getting as much feedback as I'm used to (even though I'm asking for it). I had a pretty good mental yardstick for how well I was doing (and what to focus on) when I was in the Navy and I don't have enough experience to know that right now, so I'd love to get some advice on what to focus on, how to measure my own success, and what sort of career trajectory I might find myself on.

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Questions by Will

10 days ago

How Do You Know You Made a Mistake Moving to a New Company?

I recently changed jobs right around the one-year anniversary of separating. The offer seemed almost too good to be true;...

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15 days ago

Reasonable Expectations For Civilian Jobs

Today is almost exactly the one-year anniversary of when I took terminal leave from the Navy. Now, with a year...

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