Are you preparing to exit the military and begin a civilian career? Do you think that your education, background, and military career distinguish you from your peers?
If so, you may be a candidate for Orion’s National Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC).
There will be positions available nationwide, with a focus on Engineering, Sales, Leadership Development, and Operations Management.
Orion carefully selects candidates for our DCCs that exemplify the best Orion has to offer our client companies. We work hard to assemble a select group of the top JMOs from around the country.
Our distinguished candidates include:
Graduates of Military Service Academies or Top Universities with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
Those with a masters degree or other advanced education; and
Those that have consistently ranked above their peers in Officer Evaluations.
There will be 35 – 40 companies interviewing candidates for positions in Operations, Medical and Technical Sales, Consulting, Engineering, Project Management, Program Management, and Logistics.
Here are just a few of the companies that will attending the upcoming DCC to hire their next generation of Leadership Development, Operations Management, Engineering and Sales talent:
The Hershey Company
…and many others
In 2013, more than 100 Military Officers found their civilian careers through our Distinguished Candidate Conference, with companies including Alcoa, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Bridgestone Firestone, Corning Cable, Dell, Frito-Lay, GE Aviation, Hershey’s, Hitachi Medical, Honeywell, Lexmark, Nalco, PepsiCo, Safeway, Samsung, Siemens, WE Energies, and many others.
There is no better opportunity to interview with Orion’s top clients than our Distinguished Candidate Conference. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out what several recently-transitioned Officers who found their careers through a DCC have to say:
"I attended the National Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC) in Baltimore on September 10, 2013. From there, I was offered a position with International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) the following week. The DCC was amazing. The quality of companies and positions was truly ‘top-notch’. The highlight and, what I believe to be a differentiator, was the mixer held the first night of the conference. It allowed candidates a chance to get to know the hiring managers in an informal setting, so they felt more at ease when they walked into their interviews the next day.
Orion is an amazing company that was instrumental in ensuring I had a successful transition from the military to a corporate career with an amazing company. I would recommend them to anyone looking to leverage the experience they gained in the military into a rewarding corporate career. The recruiters are very experienced and can assist with any questions you may have."
"The June 2013 San Diego DCC was first class, all the way. It was extremely organized, and every member of the Orion team was helpful and approachable. They were enthusiastic, and it felt like they were on a mission to help every candidate be successful."
"I truly enjoyed the Distinguished Candidate Conference in Houston, TX. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to interview with multiple Fortune 500 companies located throughout the nation. I received onsite second interviews with majority of the companies with whom I interviewed.
The Orion International team was very professional and prepared me well for my success at the event. I am greatly appreciative of Orion's hard work and dedication to each candidate and the event. Thank you, Orion, for helping me establish my career outside the military. The hard work your company does truly changes people's lives for the better."
"Without the May Distinguished Candidate Conference, I am certain I would have been searching for a job longer than I did. I only wish I had found Orion sooner. The DCC was organized, efficient, and my time there was maximally leveraged. I had eight interviews - I couldn't really ask for much more out of one day. Working with Orion and attending a DCC was a great experience. I would definitely recommend it to my peers."
"While attending the Distinguished Candidate Conference, I learned how to translate my strengths from the military into strengths in the civilian world. I had six great interviews with six companies I genuinely would have enjoyed working for. Of those six, I got four onsite interviews and two job offers to choose from. Orion did a fabulous job setting me up for success."
"The Orion DCC I attended was a very professional and well-organized event. All of the companies that conducted interviews were genuinely interested in the candidates, and it was great to network with other professionals. I was limited by location, so I only had two interviews; however, that was all it took, because I was hired by one of these companies and back at work in less than a month after the conference concluded."
Many of our DCCs feature a distinguished Keynote Speaker who addresses everything from veterans in the civilian workforce to desirable business traits. In the past, Orion has hosted David Seymour, SVP Technical Operations with US Airways, and Mark Gardner, VP and General Manager of Advanced Genomic Systems with Life Technologies, among many others. Our May 2010 DCC featured Dave Krall, Director of Sales at Endo-Ethicon. His informative speech covered everything from his own unique transition experience to advice on how to succeed in the civilian workplace. Click here to read more about what he had to say.
Orion was pleased to host Don Knauss, Chairman and CEO of The Clorox Company, at our San Diego DCC in October 2012 where he spoke on the Five Traits of Effective Leaders. See below for his full speech: