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An Aspiring Pilot Veers into a Career as a JetBlue Aircraft Mechanic

In training, Jerusalem Melke found she focused more on how planes work than how to fly them
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By Hilary Potkewitz

Jerusalem Melke has spent more sleepless nights at John F. Kennedy International Airport than even the most road-weary frequent flier, although she is there by design. Melke is an aircraft technician for JetBlue Airways, and her workday starts at 10 p.m. “The terminal is pretty desolate at night, but outside the hangar it’s bustling,” she said.

Aramark Named a Top 50 Employer for People With Disabilities

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Aramark has been named a Top 50 employer for their diversity and inclusion efforts for people with disabilities by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

Booz Allen Plays Career Matchmaker for Military Spouses

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Military spouses are the backbone of military families. Studies show that supporting military spouse employment and closing the military spouse un/underemployment gap not only strengthens our nation’s economy, but also improves military readiness.

But for military spouses who want to work outside the home, the frequent relocations common to military life can seem an insurmountable barrier to building and maintaining a career. As a result, many military spouses find themselves unemployed or underemployed.

Fourteen Booz Allen Women Honored with Women of Color in STEM Awards

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Fourteen Booz Allen Hamilton women were honored as Technology Rising Stars and All-Stars at the 2017 Women of Color in STEM Conference, held in October in Detroit, MI. These women join nearly 250 of their Booz Allen colleagues who have been recognized with Women of Color in STEM awards since 2004.

Imagining your own career in STEM? We asked a few of the Booz Allen leaders honored at this year’s award ceremony to tell us a little bit about how they got where they are.

From Mechanical Systems to Apps: Booz Allen Builds Tech Savvy Engineers

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There was a time when the surest way to make your parents beam with pride was to become a doctor or lawyer—a sure sign that you had a good head on your shoulders, and you were going places.

There’s still prestige with these careers, but we contend a new career has overtaken the coveted spot once held by these professions—the engineer!

We asked some of Booz Allen's engineers why the profession is so enticing and came up with five top reasons:

Booz Allen Named to Monster.com’s Ten Best Companies for Veterans

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For the third year in a row, Booz Allen Hamilton has been named to Monster.com’s Ten Best Companies for Veterans. The management and technology consulting firm ranks fifth on this year’s list.

Smithfield Foods Veteran Highlight: Jurmon Baker

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Jurmon Baker comes from a family with a history of military service, so joining the Army straight out of high school seemed like a logical decision for this native of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

“What could be more admirable than fighting for your country?” asks Baker, now 38. “I served for five years with tours in Fort Riley, Fort Lewis, Fort Hood, and Darmstadt, Germany. Upon completing my five-year enlistment in 2001, I held the rank of E5 sergeant.”

iRelaunch Gets Women in STEM Back to Work After Gap Years

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During the course of their careers, many highly- skilled professional women will take time away from the workforce—for maternity leave, to care for elderly parents, or due to a spouse’s career change. But after an extended time away, re-entering the job market can seem daunting or down right impossible.

NerdWallet Names DC Metro a “Best Place for Tech Jobs,” Cites Booz Allen

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While jobs in the tech sector are plentiful, regions of the U.S. are especially friendly to tech employees—and most of the nation’s developers, engineers, designers, database administrators find work in just a handful of hubs around the country.

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