In this series, recent grads share their journey to landing that first job out of college. After years of studying and working toward a degree, these Panthers’ hard work paid off. Now they’re paying it forward by letting you know how they did it.

Name: Gabriel E. Maravi

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Degree/major: Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering

Where are you working? Title? Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, Electronics System Integration Engineer

How did you get your job? I got in contact with a recruiter on LinkedIn who was looking for recent grads to move to Melbourne, FL.

What was your greatest fear going into your first job and how did you face it or overcome it? My biggest fear was not knowing exactly what I would be doing because the work was classified. I was put into what we call the “staging area” where you sit and wait to obtain your clearance and then wait to be program cleared.

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