From the Marines to a New Mission: Building a Career

By Emily Schmid
May 25, 2015
Associate Sheldon Parise

When Sheldon Parise came home from his time in the U.S. Marine Corps, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. What he did know was this: He needed a job.

In the military, he’d had a secure lifestyle with a steady paycheck, but now that he was back home and finished with school, all that was a question mark. So he turned back to the place he’d worked before the Marines – his local Walmart store – and tried his luck.

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, he gained the employment he needed, but soon after, he also gained the opportunity for growth and a rewarding career. Watch Sheldon tell the story of how his military experience has allowed him to fall in with Walmart perfectly, and why he’s now recruiting his fellow veterans to join him.