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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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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Spring Forward Your Career with These Virtual Events!

Many of us are spending more time at home these daysbut you can still use this time to work on your professional development. Your UMGC Career Services Office is hosting some fantastic online events this springTo attend, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! Learn tips to advance your career, how to leverage your skills for freelancing, register for the May Recruiter Session and more. 

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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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Five Career Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: UMGC Alumni Share Their Stories

Do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur? Of driving every aspect of your business, of creating innovative solutions to problems, of the freedom that comes from owning your own schedule? If you answered “Yes,” you’re in good company. In the United States, alone, there are more than 27 million entrepreneurs, and that number is growing.

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