Onward to Opportunity | Joint Base San Antonio Program Coordinator
E6 Staff Sergeant, Army, Military Intelligence
SERVICE: 21 years
Mubota Watson was “terrified” when he began planning his transition out of the Army in 2014. He was an accomplished staff sergeant with experience as a military intelligence instructor, but he had spent most of his adult life in the military and wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next.
The hands-on approach and individualized feedback he received from O2O changed things. He benefited from guidance he received on crafting his resume, preparing for interviews, and developing his personal ‘brand’ which helped him land a position. “They helped me not look at myself as this crusty old soldier who didn’t have anything to offer.”
Onward to Opportunity was so helpful – we’re talking interview preparation, developing your elevator pitch, helping to brand yourself. These are the things that helped me to transition successfully. I would tell anybody (transitioning) it’s a great program…Even if on the surface it looks like a lot, once you get involved in the different networks and the different course work, etc – it offers a lot.