How to Network in the Virtual Era

Although it may seem like life as we know it is on hold for a while, the same isn’t true for your career. Thanks to advances in technology, work goes on—and so does professional networking.

You may prefer connecting with others in person, but for the time being, you need to embrace virtual platforms that help you connect with other professionals. Here’s how to make the most of them.

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Find Your Next Opportunity at These Upcoming Virtual Events

Whether you’re looking to grow professionally or find a new career opportunity, your UMGC Career Services team has some exciting virtual events coming up to help you navigate the current climate. This month you’ll have an opportunity to speak with recruitment managers at the Virtual Recruiter Session, learn tips for the federal hiring process, and more. Continue below for more information and to register!

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Careers in Cyber Featuring David Luber ’01

David Luber ’01 is the Executive Director of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). He is the highest-ranking-civilian and third-in-command at USCYBERCOM. Mr. Luber leads an organization of over 12,000 personnel, to include a headquarters element, six large Service Cyber Components, 133 Cyber Mission Force Teams consisting of over 6000 cyber warriors, and Department of Defense enterprise defense forces. Mr. Luber earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Information Science from UMGC in 2001.  Continue below to watch his insights on the cyber industry and careers in cybersecurity.  

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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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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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