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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Packer, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Packer

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    I know that USAFA, USNA and USMA graduates tend to have a lot of private sector opportunities when they seperate. Are USCGA graduates sought after in the civilian sector the same way?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Sure. We are. Some private sectors don't understand a service academy as a concept, but many do. I'll let you know how it works out for me.
     
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    LITS: Thanks for the response. My son is thinking career but I know some that entered the service thinking that and changed their minds. I also know some that were only going to do an initial commitment and stayed 20+. I know things change and am curious to how USCGA grads fare after separation.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Not the best time to separate right now, but Coasties have great leadership opportunities and speak "military" and "civilian". My search is fairly narrow (I was a public affairs officer, so I'm looking at PR positions). I have had a number of interviews, not luck yet. I'm finding it's very important to heavily "civilianize" your resume...a nice chunk of it doesn't translate, and not everyone in the private sector understands the training involved in specialties. We'll see though, hope to land something in the next month.
     

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