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The FourBlock Podcast

Oct 2, 2023

This week on The FourBlock Podcast, FourBlock Founder Mike Abrams sits down with Kevin Schneider, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who went on to become an architect and now works as a Project Architect at LRS Architects, Inc.

As a veteran who successfully transitioned into the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, Kevin possesses invaluable advice for fellow veterans embarking on their own journeys into the civilian workforce. He generously shares his personal story, insights, and tips to help pave the way for others.

In conversation with Mike, Kevin delves into what inspired him to join the U.S. Marine Corps and shares insights into his Marine Corps experience, highlighting the invaluable skills he gained, the challenges he faced, and how these experiences shaped the trajectory of his military transition and civilian career journey.

Whether you're a veteran seeking guidance, or someone intrigued by the world of architecture, don't miss this enlightening episode as we explore Kevin’s journey from the Marines Corps to expert architect and passionate mentor.

After serving in the U.S. Marines, Kevin earned his Masters in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. When he's not in the office, he is usually running, camping or exploring the outdoors. 



Welcome to the FourBlock Podcast, a show that examines veteran career transition and the military-civilian divide in the workplace.

General Charles Krulak coined the term "Three Block War" to describe the nature of 21st-century military service defined by peace-keeping, humanitarian aid, and full combat.

But what happens next? Veterans are often unprepared to return home and begin new careers. We call this the Fourth Block. 

FourBlock is a national non-profit that has supported thousands of transitioning service members across the nation in beginning new and meaningful careers. 

Mike Abrams (@fourblock) is an Afghanistan veteran, founder of FourBlock, and author of two military transition books. He represents the military transition perspective.

Lindsey Pollak (@lindsaypollak) is a career and workplace expert and New York Times bestselling author of three career advice books. Lindsey represents the civilian perspective of this issue. 

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Podcast episodes are produced and edited in part by the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration.