After nearly a decade of working in retail, Solomon Habib turned his lifelong love of learning into a career opportunity with SpringML.

He had been working in retail since he was a teenager, and he was ready to make a career change. He started pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management at California State University, East Bay, in 2018.

Eager to continue learning outside of the classroom and give back to the community, he also volunteered with the American Red Cross while taking university classes. He volunteered more than 1,000 on-call hours in 2018 and was quickly promoted to a lead role, sharing his insights by educating new trainees. He spent weeks at a time assisting people who were displaced from their homes by fires in the Napa region of California.

“I grew up in Northern California, and it was rewarding to help my community at a time of so much need,” Solomon said.

His dedication earned a Disaster Cycle Services Exceptional Response Award from the American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region, along with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Solomon graduated from university in 2020 and was looking for a way to accelerate his career when a friend suggested that Solomon apply to the Salesforce Pathfinder Program. The Pathfinder Program offers free training on the technical and business skills necessary to pursue career opportunities across the Salesforce ecosystem.

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