When Stephanie Markich ’99 arrived on the steps of P&G after serving in the U.S. Army, it wasn’t an accident.
“I decided to research companies that hired veterans that would value my time in the military and all the skills I had, and I was really looking for a company I could have that second career with,” Markich said.
A graduate of West Point, Markich would serve six years in the Army, working in the field of transportation and logistics. She was stationed in Germany when the attacks on Sept. 11 occurred. Her unit helped move inbound soldiers and equipment from the United States through Germany and out to Afghanistan.
That military training was recognized as essential to P&G’s needs and Markich was hired as the site transportation leader.
“When I started with the company, I was very impressed with the veterans recruiting team,” Markich said.
It’s something she volunteered to help with on top of her actual job.
“I kept asking our leadership team like, ‘Hey we really need to have someone dedicated to this that can put the time and the effort in and really advertise all the great things P&G values in veterans,’” Markich said.
Those leaders then offered her the role, making her now the senior recruiter for U.S. veterans at P&G.