6 tricks for veterans transitioning from college to the workplace

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You’ve already made one major transition, learning to undo your military mindset and getting into the collegiate brain space. It can be a tough transition, finding a way to engage in the informal culture that drives academia.

Now you’ve got to switch gears again, putting aside your student self as you brace to enter the world of work. It can be a long and challenging road from campus to corporate life.

“I came walking into work on the first day in shorts and a T-shirt, and I realized pretty quickly that it needed to be khakis and a polo,” said Peter Chong, a former Army sergeant first class who graduated from Penn State Abington and took a job in the philanthropic community.

1. Don’t isolate yourself

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