Employee Experiences, Inclusion and Diversity

Leveraging military talent to take on the Travel World

Jordan Rusk | Senior Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

Ever wonder how flying planes, collecting intelligence, driving submarines, and doing pushups relate to working in Travel?

At Expedia Group, we are committed to being the place where exceptional people who share a passion for tech and travel do their best work, and on Veteran’s Day, we looked at how our former Military Service Members are doing just that.

On November 8th, HomeAway’s Veterans, Family, and Friends Affinity Group and Expedia Group’s Military Veterans Association (EMVA) co-hosted a Veterans Panel made up of Senior Executives across several businesses who have experienced the impacts of bringing the skills they learned in the military into the corporate world. The afternoon was filled with personal stories, challenges they have faced, an open Q&A session, and of course delicious food. Some highlights from the Panel included:

  • Successful ways to translate military skills in the civilian world
  • What sets Veterans apart in the hiring process
  • How to approach mentorship in a business environment
  • Ways Expedia Group is learning from their Veteran employees

Diversity here at Expedia Group means bringing together incredible talent from all walks of life. We are proud to support the friends, families, and individual who have served in the Armed Forces throughout the world as we continue to bring the world within reach.

We also engage with veterans in our community by supporting veteran transition and attracting top veteran talent to Expedia Group. If you’re interested in applying, visit lifeatexpedia.com/jobs today!

Photo Collage from the EMVA Panel

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