San Diego Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conference

Free Career Placement Services for Junior Military Officers and Military Technician Candidates at our San Diego, California Event

Orion's Distinguished Candidate Conferences are nationwide hiring events where top-notch Junior Military Officers (JMOs) and Enlisted Technicians have the opportunity to interview with some of the nation's top companies.

At our upcoming San Diego Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conference, there will be 35-40 companies interviewing candidates for positions across a wide range of industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Medical, Semiconductor, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, and many more. These companies are looking to fill roles in Communications, Electrical or Mechanical Equipment Maintenance, Field Service, Maintenance Management, Nuclear Power, Conventional Power, or Alternative Energy Operations & Maintenance, Logistics, Technical Training, Sales, Project Management, Program Management, Leadership Development, Engineering, and more.

This event, in conjunction with Orion's team of Veteran Recruiters, will help you make the transition into the civilian workforce smoother by matching your skills and career goals with opportunities within America's finest companies.

San Diego, CA Military Hiring Conference

Keynote Address at the San Diego Event

Mike Stevens

Keynote Speaker Address Given by 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy and CEO of the Navy League of the United States – Sunday, February 4 at 5:30pm PT

Mike Stevens, CEO for the Navy League of the United States, will serve as the keynote speaker at the San Diego Distinguished Candidate Conference on Sunday, February 4th. Mike retired from the U.S. Navy in 2016 after serving as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and to the Chief of Naval Personnel.

At this event, Mike will discuss:

  • The importance of transitioning to meaningful work post-military, and why it’s vital to find the right fit.
  • How the shortage of workers in key industries like manufacturing is creating high demand for veterans and enlisted personnel, in particular.
  • How veterans like you can continue supporting national security and create great careers in the defense industrial base, advanced manufacturing, and energy industry.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an experienced mentor who possesses a deep understanding of military life, from junior enlisted ranks to the top enlisted rank in the Navy, as well as what it takes to make a successful transition into the civilian workforce.

DoD SkillBridge Opportunities

This event is also open to active-duty military personnel seeking SkillBridge internships!

Through SkillBridge, companies offer internships during a service member's last 180 days of active-duty service, providing hands-on experience and industry exposure, while allowing transitioning service members the opportunity to explore and train in their chosen field before their official separation from the military, all while still receiving military compensation and benefits.

Whether you'd like to participate in a SkillBridge internship or you're ready for full-time civilian employment, there is no better opportunity to interview with Orion's top clients than our Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC). If you're interested in the San Diego DCC, please fill out the form below and our recruiters will be in touch.

Any rank - officer or enlisted - is eligible to apply for SkillBridge. Our employment partners value your expertise, dedication, and service to our country, and a SkillBridge internship with an Orion partner company will enhance your marketability and career prospects through skills training and internships in industries such as:

  • Semiconductor
  • Data Center
  • Energy
  • Building Automation
  • Manufacturing

Please fill out this form to learn more and apply for one of Orion's upcoming Distinguished Candidate Conferences in San Diego.

Conference(s) Interested In
  • February 4 - 5, 2024

Orion Talent made the whole process very smooth and kept in good communication throughout.

- Fire Controlman, US Navy

Orion has been extremely helpful with helping me find my new job and have gone above and beyond with everything!

- Nuclear Machinist's Mate, US Navy

The entire process for me was quick, and I had several individuals with Orion that reached out daily and kept me updated on the process. In addition, Orion checked in on me to see how my transition out the military was going and how my goals were being accomplished. I do not have a bad word to say - they were essential to my success and transition!

- Signals Intelligence Officer, USMC