I want to nominate Jeffrey Boorjian, Chief Marketing Officer, Metlife Insurance Company for ACP’s Mentor of the Month. Jeffrey is a seasoned ACP mentor who knows how to bridge the gap between military transition and successful civilian careers. He has worked with seven other proteges in this program.
Upon deciding to pursue my passion for marketing, I completed my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Public Relations and Marketing in 2021. However, marketing career opportunities were not opening. I still needed to translate my military skills, gain civilian certifications, and tailor it all into a comprehensive resume. Reading job descriptions was extremely discouraging. It seemed as if I would never be qualified for any marketing job.
I gave up on my new career aspirations many times. Accepting job opportunities that were not what I desired. In order to achieve my objective I needed marketing industry guidance from someone working within the industry. Eventually, I heard about American Corporate Partners (ACP) through Veterans Bridge Homes. ACP worked diligently and matched me with Jeffrey, a C-Suite Executive in Marketing!
During our initial conversation, he stepped in with a solid determination to mentor me toward success. Immediately we developed a strategic plan to fulfill job description requirements based on my career objectives. We have bi-weekly meetings to update my progress, tailor my resume, provide much needed encouragement, and provide further industry insights. I have also applied to graduate school and achieved several industry certifications with his guidance.
In conclusion, meeting Jeffrey Boorjian, a leader in the marketing industry has been pivotal! Over the past 5 months, I have gained confidence and skills to succeed in the marketing industry. I have also gained a mentor beyond what I could have expected. Thank you Jeffrey!
- Kerri-Ann B., U.S. Navy, North Carolina
I am writing to enthusiastically nominate Doug for the Mentor of the Month Award. As a mentee under his guidance, I have experienced firsthand the exceptional qualities that make him a truly outstanding mentor. Doug's kindness, unwavering support, ability to connect me with industry professionals, and understanding of my transition from the military to the corporate world have had a profound impact on my personal and professional growth.
First and foremost, Doug's kindness is remarkable. He consistently demonstrates genuine care and empathy, always going above and beyond to ensure my well-being and success. Whether it's offering a listening ear, providing words of encouragement, or offering practical solutions, Doug's kindness creates a nurturing environment that fosters trust and motivates me to strive for excellence.
Furthermore, Doug's unwavering support has been instrumental in my development. He consistently makes himself available, providing guidance and advice whenever I face challenges or uncertainties. His willingness to share his wealth of knowledge and experiences has been invaluable, enabling me to navigate the complexities of the corporate world with confidence. Doug's unwavering support has instilled in me a sense of self-belief and resilience that I carry with me as I tackle new endeavors.
One of Doug's exceptional qualities lies in his ability to connect me with industry professionals. Recognizing the importance of networking and building meaningful relationships, Doug has opened doors for me that I never thought possible. Through his extensive network, he has introduced me to influential individuals who have provided invaluable insights and opportunities for professional growth. Doug's dedication to expanding my professional network has significantly enhanced my career prospects and has broadened my horizons.
Finally, I must emphasize Doug's deep understanding of my transition from the military to the corporate world. His insights into the challenges and adjustments associated with this transition have been invaluable. He has shown great empathy and provided me with guidance tailored to my unique circumstances, ensuring a smooth and successful integration into my new corporate life. Doug's understanding and unwavering support during this transitional phase have played a vital role in my ability to adapt and thrive.
In conclusion, Doug's exceptional qualities as a mentor make him an outstanding candidate for the Mentor of the Month Award. His kindness, willingness to support, ability to connect me with industry professionals, and understanding of my military-to-corporate transition have made a significant and lasting impact on my personal and professional development. I wholeheartedly recommend Doug for this prestigious recognition, and I am confident that he will continue to inspire and empower mentees in their journey toward success.
- Michael R., U.S. Navy, Washington