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Opportunities in Raleigh, NC


Patrick Bergstresser Frederick, MD


I separated from the Navy in the summer of 2017. I currently live with my family in Maryland working in manufacturing, but am considering relocating to Raleigh, NC in the next year or two to be closer to family.

I have done some personal research on career opportunities in Raleigh. It does seem like IBM/Red Hat have a large presence there. Are there other larger organizations that anyone would recommend I look into?

Also, what industries have a strong presence in Raleigh other than tech?

Looking for networking opportunities to make contacts in the area to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Thank you in advance!

-Patrick Bergstresser
USAFA class of 2010
USN 2010-2017

15 February 2019 4 replies Career Exploration



Scott Gagnon Winthrop, MA

This is a great resource in your search. It is run by my employer (Navisite)

Good luck


Wayne Brinkman Dallas, TX

Howdy Patrick: If you have the time, there is a Veterans job fair in NC in a few weeks.

Check out:

Thank you for your service and hope an opportunity of your liking comes your way.

Sincerely, WB.


Drew Schildwächter Wilmington, NC

Patrick: I think, depending on where you want to be located, there are many opportunities including positions with big companies like GE, Corning, and DukeEnergy. There is a strong military network in NC, too, because of the number of bases; you might have some academy alumni with whom you could network.



Kathleen Dunn New York, NY

Hi Patrick,

Thank you so much for your service and for using ACP AdvisorNet! Have you taken a look at our Community section, which features thousands of Advisors? The Community section allows you to search for Advisors by industry, level of experience, company name and zip code.

Once you’ve identified Advisors in the Raleigh area you can reach out to them via private message to begin networking conversations.

If you have any questions or need help using the site, please feel free to reach out to me via private message or at

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