Jeremiah Jacobs and I started the program together as he was transitioning out of the US Navy. He was just finishing 11 years of service where he worked in areas of information technology systems, lead positions, and an interesting detail supporting the Office of the President, Vice President, First Lady, and US Secret Service. When we met, Jeremiah was well into making a strong recovery from a serious spinal injury and he had his eyes on future success! At this time, Jeremiah intended to quickly find a job where he could apply his military experience while also creating a career plan that included a college degree and a desirable location to call home.
Since leaving the military in early 2022, Jeremiah has landed a position with a notable international management and information technology consulting firm and he is currently selecting a college to attend for the upcoming year. I have been very impressed by Jeremiah’s will and determination. He has a strong drive to see his goals through to completion by way of resourceful networking and taking full advantage of opportunities. Jeremiah and I have spent many hours discussing professional and personal development along with our own particular life experiences and interests.
Personally, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be involved in this program and have found encouragement to seek a higher degree myself in the process. I believe Jeremiah and I have built a strong relationship that will extend beyond the ACP program and I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for Jeremiah!
Mentor: Ian Heatherly, Clinton, Mississippi, Entergy