UMGC Career Fair Highlights Opportunities in Current Labor Market

Are you looking for a new job? Now just might be the perfect time to make your next career move. That’s because the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in January, the U.S. had a record 11.3 million available jobs—and not enough workers to fill them.  

To give UMGC students and alumni the chance to seize these opportunities, UMGC is hosting its seventh annual Virtual Career Fair on March 25. Sponsored by Revature, Peterson Technologies and Apex Systems, the career fair connects job seekers with companies that are actively trying to hire qualified candidates for open positions. 

“This year, more than 60 employers are attending our career fair in search of the ideal candidates to join their teams,” says UMGC Assistant Vice President of Career Development Francine Blume. “We’re proud to help make this important connection between members of the UMGC community who are seeking employment and employers who are seeking top-tier candidates.” 

Why UMGC is a recruiting ground for employers 

Jim Chitwood of Revature, a Virtual Career Fair Platinum Sponsor, says his company is currently hiring for several hundred entry-level technology roles, including software development positions across 55 different industry certifications, skills and competencies. To fill these jobs, he and his colleagues turn to UMGC. 

“UMGC grads are well prepared for Revature’s pathway into a tech career,” he explains. “UMGC’s mission to improve the lives of working adults aligns with Revature’s mission to develop technology talent regardless of major, background or circumstance.” 

When hiring, Chitwood looks for candidates with two key qualities: aptitude and attitude. When employees possess an openness to growth and a willingness to learn new skills, Revature can help them achieve success. According to Chitwood, he has found candidates with these characteristics at UMGC. 

“UMGC alumni have benefited Revature by being agile employees capable of hitting the ground running on day one,” adds Chitwood. “We need people who can solve problems independently and in teams both large and small, and UMGC alumni have demonstrated this ability.” 

Revature is one of more than 60 employers tapping into the UMGC student and alumni network to add to their workforce, including Accenture Federal Services, AIG Retirement Services, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Hilton, Maximus, Mercy Medical Center, National Security Agency (NSA) and many more.  

With gratitude to our sponsors 

UMGC is grateful to the following sponsors who made the 2022 Virtual Career Fair possible. Click here for a list of employers participating in this year’s Virtual Career Fair.  

Platinum sponsor: Revature 

Revature is an international talent development company that is democratizing the technology talent landscape. Founded in 2008, Revature is on a mission to create a pathway for qualified candidates from diverse experiences and backgrounds to reach their potential as technology professionals. Today, Revature is the largest employer of emerging technology talent in the U.S. and the talent development partner of choice for Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and top systems integrators. Revature has trained over 9,000 software engineers in 55 technical disciplines, recruited talent from 700 universities, and deployed them to blue-chip companies throughout the world. Revature has committed to training one million developers over the next decade.  

Learn more at revature.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 

Silver sponsor: Peterson Technologies 

Peterson Technologies was founded in 2001 as an advanced technology company, providing smarter ways to ingest, detect interests, translate, display, and simplify the use of mass volumes of data. To provide this level of service, Peterson’s engineers and analysts continuously develop newer and faster ways to identify, separate and utilize data. They understand the importance of their customers’ goals and know that it is their job to help customers meet or exceed these goals, on time, and without question. 

Learn more at ptech-llc.com.  

Silver sponsor: Apex Systems 

Apex Systems is a world-class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill their clients’ digital visions. They provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to their clients. Apex transforms their customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries they serve. They serve over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and mid-market and emerging companies from a variety of industries, including government services, consumer and industrial, technology, healthcare, financial, business services, energy and utility, insurance, communications and life sciences. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across North America, Europe and India. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN).

Learn more at apexsystems.com.  

Don’t miss the Virtual Career Fair! 

There is still time to register for this year’s Virtual Career Fair. Click here to access CareerQuest to register and learn how to prep today!