Julius Umali is a former U.S. Navy gas turbine systems technician who graduated from California State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While working on his job search, Julius wanted to further his education, so he returned to CSU to obtain his MSME, and he was paired with a recently “minted” Mentor from the Mentor database at ACP.
The ACP Mentoring Handbook suggests that Mentors and Protégés spend considerable time getting to know one another, so I expected it would take several meetings. However, our first meeting lasted two hours. Julius was so easy to talk to that by the end, I felt like we had known each other for several years. He is hard-working, eager to learn and a pleasure to work with.
Julius welcomed the comments and suggestions regarding his resume. He also trusted another Mentor and me to work with him in a variety of simulated interview sessions, though admittedly, he did not need much help with interviewing. He received multiple job offers, but he waited until the right position came along before accepting an offer by NAVAIR in San Diego. I am gratified to have been a part of Julius’ transition, and I look forward to seeing him excel in his career.
Mentor: Joe Gentile, Newington, Connecticut, Pratt & Whitney