As San Diego Rebuilds Economy in 2013, Transition Expo Connects Companies with Leadership Candidates Who Know How to Deliver

  As San Diego Rebuilds Economy in 2013, Transition Expo Connects Companies
  with Leadership Candidates Who Know How to Deliver Mission-Critical Results

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- February 19, 2013

On March 26^th, Transition Expo San Diego will bring military leaders with
undergraduate degrees – and some of the area’s most talented service members –
to the front lines of business, as this one-day event connects these
highly-sought-after job candidates with local businesses looking to recruit
proven leadership experience. The expo brings together current and former
military service members interested in pursuing civilian careers with local
employers and graduate schools that can offer opportunities for advanced
education and manager-level employment.

A number of independent studies validate the performance job candidates with
both military leadership and a graduate degree can add to an organization’s
human capital and organizational capabilities. Employment data released by
Military MBA in November 2012 revealed leaders who left the military and
earned MBA degrees realized an average of 12% more in annual compensation in
comparison to their civilian counterparts. The study also found the job
placement rate for military-with-MBA job candidates within three months after
graduation was 93.5 percent, further suggesting a greater employment demand
for such candidates.

The findings of two additional studies – “Military CEOs” from Harvard and MIT
economists, and “Military Experience & CEOs, Is There a Link?” from Korn/Ferry
International and The Economist – show businesses run by former-military CEOs
in S&P 500 companies financially outperform other businesses, achieving higher
average returns on the S&P 500 Index, performing better during industry
downturns, and reducing corporate investment in capital and in R&D. With a
Navy installation and two Marine Corps bases nearby, the San Diego area is
teaming with highly-skilled job candidates who possess the leadership
experience and skills organizations need to maneuver through a still-delicate
economy and achieve mission-critical results. San Diego companies are uniquely
positioned to tap into this valuable pool of human capital first, before other
cities and local economies entice them away.

Transition Expo San Diego will be hosted by the MBA-EMBA Programs at San Diego
State University on March 26, 2013. Cost of attendance is $35, an early-bird
special through February 25th, which includes morning presentations, afternoon
exhibits, and annual membership fees. Attendees will gain valuable insights
into planning careers from qualified experts who discuss the most important
aspects of searching for civilian employment and evaluating various types of
graduate degrees. Exhibits allow attendees to put their plans into action by
speaking directly with top hiring managers and admissions representatives of
graduate schools. Due to space requirements, participation is limited to the
first 200 attendees who register. For more information and to register, go to

About Transition Expos

Transition Expos are produced for officers, NCOs, JMOs and enlisted service
members who have undergraduate degrees and are interested in advancing their
educations and civilian careers to the level of manager. More information is
available by visiting or by calling 435.649.2190.

About San Diego State University

SDSU is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the region.
Since it was founded in 1897, the university has grown to become a
nationally-ranked research university. SDSU's MBA and EMBA programs emphasize
teamwork and professional skill development. The university combines a
national reputation with a local tradition of educating military students in
San Diego.


Transition Expos
Heather Carter, 435-649-2190
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.