For those transitioning from military careers into civilian ones, their professional identities are expanding to encompass an array of attributes and skill sets that may be more nuanced than the average worker’s. But whatever a veteran’s chosen career path may be, having a military background informs and gives them that much more of an advantage in their new undertaking. That’s what Marleachia McJunkins believes.
A common challenge for veterans, she explained, is being overlooked for management positions due to having “little to no civilian management experience;” yet at the same time, these companies will pass over vets for entry-level positions, too, on the grounds that they have “too much life experience.” Conroy added that it can take a “unique company” to recognize the equally unique value and skill sets that veterans bring to the table — and that’s exactly what she came to find at Charles Schwab.
“I’ve been part of Schwab Volunteer Week (SVW) from the beginning,” says Paramjeet Anand, a software applications engineer based at Schwab Headquarters in San Francisco. “When the first event was announced, I was one of the first to say I was interested and get selected to participate.”
Paramjeet has been with the firm for more than 18 years and engaged in SVW for each of the last 15. His passion for volunteering began as a child in his home country of India where his mother taught him about giving back to his community early on.
“I love my work because I get to support the wide range of products and services Schwab offers our clients. Finding new ways to help and support our clients is and has always been my number one goal.”
“I love what Schwab does for clients and employees. I feel like I’m really here to support people and to help them become better versions of themselves. And that’s where my values line up so well with Schwab. I cannot imagine being anywhere else.”
“My job is to build successful investors and to develop our talented people to care for clients and support their wealth management needs.”
“I’ve been with Schwab through good times and tough times, and it all goes back to Chuck. He gives us the moral compass of who we are as a company and how we see through client’s eyes. That has kept me here and it will keep me here.”
“Workforce planning touches almost every point in the organization and we’re a critical component of the success of Schwab’s mission – to put the client first, each and every time.”
“I have had the good fortune of working with amazing leaders at Schwab and I am so glad to have the opportunity to pass that experience on to others.”
“This is the most team-oriented company I have ever worked for,” Says Steve R. Frost. This Schwabbie has 10 grandchildren, enjoys golfing, playing the guitar, volunteering at the local Humane Society, and is part of the Client Service and Support team at Schwab.