Navigating Government Contracting

Government contracting, which is when companies produce goods or services under contract to the federal, state, and local government, is a big business  especially in the Washington D.C. area. UMGC alumnus Vernon Green, Jr. ’10, ’12, founder and CEO of government contractor GCubed, Inc., recently shared his insights on what it takes to be successful as an employee or entrepreneur.  

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Leveraging Your Skills for Freelancing

If you’re thinking about becoming a freelancer, youre not alone! A freelancer refers to someone who is self-employed and provides a service to clients and the community is growing. Statista, a business data platform, predicts that by 2028 there will be over 86 million freelancers. If you’re interested in freelancing but not sure where to begin, continue below for five strategies to help you get started 

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Careers in Cyber Featuring La’Naia Jones ’14

La’Naia Jones ’14 is the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Intelligence Community (IC). In this capacity, Ms. Jones supports the CIO and organization by leading modernization efforts of the IC Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) and other areas of the IC Information Environment (IC IE), which encompass transforming the IC through foundational cloud, data sharing and cyber capabilities. She provides broad technical expertise, background, and experience to ensure the security and protection of the IC IT Landscape. Ms. Jones earned her Master of Science in Technology Management from UMGC in 2014. Continue below to watch her insights on the cyber industry and careers in cybersecurity.

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Four Ways to Ace Your Virtual Job Interview

Job hunting in the age of the global pandemic? If you are, you’ve probably noticed that many face-to-face activities, such as the job interview, have been replaced with their virtual counterparts.

With health and safety at the forefront of everyone’s minds, companies are turning to technology to connect with job candidates.

While you may feel comfortable selling your skills in person, doing the same thing via video conference comes with its own set of challenges. Here are some tips to help you ace your virtual interview and land the job.

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Internships & Experiential Career Opportunities at the 2020 UMGC Spring Career Fairs

Whether you are a full-time student or juggling a full-time job and school, gaining the necessary experience for your chosen career field can be difficult. More than 70 unique employers will participate in the upcoming 2020 Spring Career Fairs, and many of them are seeking UMGC students and alumni to fill internship and experiential career opportunities. Continue below for a glimpse at the various types of internship opportunities participating employers are seeking talent for.

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Tips for Post Career Fair Success

Career fairs are a great place to learn about professional opportunities and connect with recruiters, but that’s just the beginning of your job search. The reality is that job hunting is a process, so it’s important to work the process and continue building upon your career fair efforts with an effective follow-up plan. Continue below for more information on best practices following a career fair.  

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Be More Strategic at Work

If you work just about anywhere, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the term “strategic” being tossed around. Although it may seem like a buzzword that only applies to those in the corner office, this approach to work is important for everyone who wants to make their way up the ladder an advance in their careers.

But what, exactly, does it mean to be strategic?

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