Immersive, Targeted Approach to Career Transition
BreakLine Finance, hosted in partnership with First Republic Bank, is designed to help you begin your career in the financial services industry. The program provides a combination of classroom learning with distinguished faculty and in-depth discussions with industry leaders. You will get an inside view into First Republic Bank while building your professional network.
Faculty from top universities will teach you business fundamentals, including operations, marketing, and strategy. With this foundation in business, you can translate and leverage your experience with your future employers and colleagues.
Executives from First Republic Bank will lead sessions on finance, organizational design, culture, and expected future trends. These sessions will give you insight into the financial services industry and help you determine where you would be interested in building your career.
BreakLiners receive mentorship from industry executives who provide guidance on everything from communications and style to career opportunities.
At the end of the program, First Republic Bank will interview qualified students to find matches for open roles. As part of the application process, you may be required to fill out an additional application from First Republic Bank.
You can apply the skills you learn in the classroom directly to the workplace.
Build the business foundation you need to launch your career in financial services.
Gain insight into the financial services industry that will help you to hit the ground running.
Communication & Style
Develop your personal elevator pitch and translate your military experience.
Meet mentors who can help you navigate your transition.
Connect with industry leaders and grow your professional network.
Meet our BreakLiners
Participants come from all five branches of the military and go on to join some of the most exciting companies in the world.
—Kathy Borkoski, Navy
"BreakLine helped me determine what I valued most for company culture, role, and stage, and gave me the skills to successfully interview for great positions in the tech industry."
Accepted a Project Manager role at Facebook
—Skyler Brown, Army
"BreakLine gave me the tools to assess opportunities holistically, the framework to interview from a position of strength, and a substantial network that I can count on."
Accepted an Innovation and Strategy Operations MBA internship at HP
—Najeeb Ahmed, Air Force
"BreakLine afforded me an incredible opportunity to immerse myself in the business and culture of tech and unlocked a world of limitless possibilities."
Accepted a Senior Program Manager role at Medallia
—Heather Holcomb, Marine Corps
“BreakLine not only fundamentally changed the way I view my career transition, but also how I view myself and my potential.”
Accepted a Senior Product Manager role at PayPal
—Adam Faul, Marine Corps
"BreakLine provided unmatched mentorship, coaching, and interview guidance, as well as unparalleled access to key veteran advocates throughout Silicon Valley."
Accepted an Intellectual Property Operations role at Facebook
—Ben Stein, Navy
"BreakLine is THE best program for transitioning service members. It was by far the most complete, most impactful resource I found as I left the military to begin a new career in tech."
Accepted a Business Operations role at BMC Software
—Kymberly Penson, Army
"If you are considering BreakLine, I would say absolutely, hands down do it. It was a complete game-changer."
Accepted a Customer Success Manager role at Box
—Victor Corral, Navy
"BreakLine will connect you to the people and companies that you need to know to transition out of the military and into a great role."
Accepted a Design Manager role at Capital One
—David Walsh, Navy
"BreakLine gave me the insight, vocabulary, and confidence to translate my military skills and experience into language that opened doors into the tech community."
Accepted a Marketing Intelligence Solutions Engineer role at Facebook
—Matt Brendel, Navy
"BreakLine bolstered my confidence, opened my perspective to untraditional opportunities, and directly led to my first civilian position."
Accepted a Customer Solutions Analyst role at Medallia
—Latham Turner, Navy
"Attending BreakLine was the best decision I made in my transition. It helped me understand my potential and provided guidance that enabled me to succeed now and in the future."
Accepted a Program Manager role at Rigetti Computing