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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Achieve Your Career Goals with These June Events

Summer is nearly here, and this month your Career Services team has some great virtual events planned to help you work toward your professional goalsJune will feature a Virtual Recruiter Session, a prep session to help you prepare, and an informative webinar to help you navigate government contracting. For more information about these upcoming events and to register, please continue below. 

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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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Prepare for and Attend the Spring Career Fair

March is here, and you know what that means: the UMGC Spring Career Fairs are just days away! As a UMGC student or alum, we know you are hard at work pursuing your 2020 career goals. As you work toward these ambitions, your Career Services team is here to support you every step of the way and to help you identify new opportunities. 

With this month’s career events, tune in to a prep session for each career fair, attend the virtual or in-person UMGC 2020 Spring Career Fair (or better yet, both!). Continue below for more information and to register. 

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How to Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair

Virtual career fairs provide the opportunity to meet several potential employers in an online setting, expand your network, and learn about positions you may want to apply for. The main advantage of attending a virtual career fair is the accessibility it offers, because attendees can live anywhere in the world and still participate. To help you best prepare for the upcoming virtual UMGC 2020 Spring Career Fair on March 12, follow these five steps below.

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