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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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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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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Power Couple: UMGC’s Mentoring Program Benefits Both Parties

Have you ever had a mentor? If you answered “Yes,” then count your blessings. This means you’ve benefited from a seasoned professional who shared his or her hard-earned expertise, insights and networks to help super-charge your career. It also means you’ve given someone the satisfaction of sharing his or her knowledge to make a real difference for an up-and-coming professional.

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