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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.

From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory

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For new Amgen Scholars thinking about the next 10 years, it might feel nearly impossible to imagine where they’ll be. Perhaps their research will lead them to academia, perhaps a biotech startup, perhaps policy – the options may feel endless. This unpredictability resonates for one alumna who was part of the first cohort of the Amgen Scholars program in 2007 and took an unexpected trajectory to where she is now.

Retired Colonel Heads Preparedness Operation for Duke Energy, Where Veterans Play Major Role in the Workforce

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Steve McGugan’s passion to help people in the midst of crisis didn’t diminish when he retired from the U.S. Army. Only the battlefield has changed.

Driven to run to the sound of the guns, as one of his generals said, and responding to urgent situations distinguished his 24 years in the Army, including 39 months in combat operations.

That drive led McGugan, a colonel, to a new career. He joined Duke Energy in January as director of emergency preparedness.

Adorable Five-year-old Obsessed with His Garbage Men

By Isabel Rosales, ABC Action News
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HILLSBOROUGH CO., Fla - Do you remember at five years old what you wanted to be growing up? One Tampa Bay kid knows exactly what what he'll be--a garbage man.

Watch the video on ABC Action News

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