TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Events

Save the Dates for the upcoming March Hiring Events in MD and VA!

TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Events: A Secret Clearance or Above is Required to Attend

Wednesday, March 14, 10am – 3pm

BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Register: https://www.techexpousa.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=761

Thursday, March 15, 10am – 3pm

Sheraton Tysons Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

Register: https://www.techexpousa.com/jobfair.cfm?jobfairid=762

By registering in advance on TechExpoUSA.com, employers will have the ability to contact you prior to the event regarding available opportunities.

Please share this information with your network of cleared professionals that are qualified to attend.

A Partial List of Companies Conducting Face-to-Face Interviews this March include:

Booz Allen Hamilton

BrainTrust

By Light Professional IT Services – Virtual Exhibitor

Chameleon Integrated Services – Virtual Exhibitor

Deep Learning Analytics

Electronic Systems / Harris Corp.

INNOPLEX

IntelligenceCareers – Virtual Exhibitor

Leidos

MacAulay – Brown Inc.  / MacB

NERC / E-ISAC

Parsons

Peraton

Raytheon – Integrated Defense Systems

SEI / Software Engineering Institute,  Carnegie Mellon University

Smartlink

The Josef Group – Virtual Exhibitor

The MITRE Corporation

And more!

Hundreds of Job Opportunities are available: Cyber Security Specialists, All-Source Analysts, Application Architects, Cloud Engineers, Developers, Information Assurance Engineers, Help Desk Specialists, Information Security Managers, ISSEs, ISSOs, Linux Administrators, Network Engineers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Risk Managers, Software Developers, Software Engineers, System Administrators, System Engineers, Technical Managers, Test Engineers and many more!

For details and to view upcoming hiring events visit https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/JobFairs.cfm

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Best of luck,

Samantha & The TECHEXPO Team

Paid Fellowships for Military Veterans!

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program is an innovative program that provides recently separated Maryland-based veterans with 6-week paid fellowships.

This program is funded by a US Department of Labor National Dislocated Worker Grant in partnership with Military Corps Career Connect.

For more information visit here: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/form/hiring-our-heroes-fast-track-corporate-fellowship-program-recently-separated-service-member-and

In Memory of Roderick Dunston – Pay Attention to the Signs (Stroke Awareness)

My love Roderick Dunston just passed away. Life is too short. Roderick was only 45 years old. He previously survived two major strokes and congestive heart failure. He celebrated his 8th year anniversary of survival on February 22, 2018. He was a big advocate for stroke survivors through his organization the Roderick Dunston Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Roderick was such a good person with a Big Heart. I wish I had more time to tell him how much he meant to me and how much I appreciated him before he passed away. I chose to end our relationship two weeks ago because I thought it was best. He had taken such good care of me following my surgery in January but I thought we both needed to step back and focus on our health and recovery.

This weekend we were supposed to go away to Pennsylvania on a ski trip to see Fantasia and Musiq Soulchild. The following weekend we were supposed to attend the CIAA together. He was a retired NCAA referee and I wanted him to experience the games as a spectator and just enjoy the CIAA experience. He was excited about both trips. We never made it. I’m in shock. Processing. You just never know when it’s time. We all need to be thankful for what we have, because it can be taken away from us as fast as a wink. I’ll never have that opportunity to tell him how much I loved him or how proud I was of him. Rest in Heaven Roderick. I love you and until we meet again…💔💔💔

#roderickdunston @roderickdunston #rip #strokesurvivor #HeartLove #HeartMonth

#Sponsoraheart

#DontIgnoretheSigns

#RoderickDunstonFoundation

Veterans: DD-214 Upgrade Clinic and Information Session

The Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) to host a DD-214 Upgrade Clinic and Information Session. This clinic will provide DC Veterans with the procedure for upgrading less-than-honorable discharges followed by an individual consultation with an attorney from NVLSP.

When:

Tuesday, March 13th

9am – 10am: Informational Session

10am – 3pm: Individual Appointments with NVLSP Attorneys

Where:

441 4th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Informational Session Conference Room #1114 (11th Floor)

Individual Appointments Room 870 North (8th Floor)

How to Schedule an Appointment:

Call the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs at 202-724-5454

Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will be seen first. All veterans and providers are welcome to attend!

Having a less than honorable discharge can prevent a veteran from accessing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and services including health care and other social services as well as District level programs and benefits. The Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs is dedicated to ensuring that the service of our veterans is reflected in their military records so that they may be able to fully access the services and benefits they have earned.

All branches of the military consider you to have a strong case for a discharge upgrade if you can show your discharge was connected to any of these categories:

Mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Sexual assault or harassment during military service

Sexual orientation (including under the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy)

Young Democrats of Maryland Women’s Caucus Shadow Day

We are pleased to announce the Young Democrats of Maryland Women’s Caucus Thirteenth Annual Shadow Day on March 8, 2018. This will be a day long event in which we invite women from all over the state of Maryland to be paired with mentor legislators in the General Assembly. The goal of this program is to allow for women to learn about and become more involved in the legislative process and to see what life as an elected official is like behind the scenes. This will be a great opportunity for women from all over the the state to forge a lasting connection in the Maryland General Assembly and to inspire them to become more involved with legislative process.

APPLY HERE By February 23: https://goo.gl/forms/tYK7eaA1OLvlhtoy2

If you are a mentorship participant, you may RSVP here (link in bio): https://goo.gl/forms/G1YDNeblNx58ddjX2

Warmly,

Young Democrats of Maryland Women’s Caucus

Amy Frieder, Chair

Ebony Johnson, Leadership Pipeline Director

Alexandria Appah, Advocacy Director

Alexandra Barnett, Communications Director

Hila Arbell, Programming Director

#YDMWC #youngdemocrats #YDM #democrats #shadowday

Hot Industry: Cyber Careers

Are you interested in a Career in Cyber? The salaries in 2017 ranged from $93,000 to over $190,000. Many are not aware you can get the experience and certifications right at your local 2-yr community colleges. The Cyber industry projects 3 million jobs with not enough experienced to fill them in the very near future. Here’s everything you need to know about Cyber: https://www.cybercareers.gov/job-seeker/ #cybersecurity #cybercareers #Tech #IT

How to Land Cyber Security Jobs

Are you thinking of transitioning into a cyber security or information technology (IT) career? Here’s your one stop guide to land your dream job!

Step 1: (ALL) Conduct a job search to research and determine eligible positions for Cyber, Cybersecurity, Information Technology (IT), Information Assurance, Computer Science, and similar career fields. Carefully review the requirements and ensure that your skills, education, and professional experience meet the requirements. Recommended sites:

· CyberCareers (http://www.cybercareers.gov)

· Indeed (http://www.indeed.com/)

· USAJobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/)

· Career One Stop (http://www.careeronestop.org/site/american-job-center.aspx)

· Intelligence Careers (https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/)

Step 2: Develop Training/Education Plan:

· (STUDENTS) Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor at your university to discuss a degree plan that is aligned with your desired career.

· (TRANSITIONING ADULTS) Search for professional certification programs, academic programs at both major universities and community colleges, look for training opportunities within your organization and free online/in class training options.

· (ALL) Seek a two year or four year degree in Cyber Defense or Information Assurance from one of the Centers of Academic Excellence:

https://www.iad.gov/nietp/reports/current_cae_designated_institutions.cfm

· (VETERANS) Seek FREE training certifications here: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/veteran-and-family-resources/career-training/

· (ALL) Look for professional certification grants, college scholarships, and training opportunities. Career One Stop is a great resource: (http://www.careeronestop.org/FindTraining/find-training.aspx)

options.

· (ALL) Visit the IASE Website for detailed information on training and certifications required for Cyber Analysts. Obtain as many cyber certifications as possible to place yourself in a great position to land the jobs equivalent to your experience and desired salary. Here are the industry standards for both Department of Defense (DOD) and Private Industry for certifications:

http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/index.aspx

Baseline Certifications: http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/iabaseline.aspx

Step 3: (STUDENTS) Find money for college

· Submit your FAFSA Application: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

· Use the Scholly App to easily search for scholarships: http://home.myscholly.com/

· Research scholarships for Students Interested in Intelligence Careers (Variety of Professions Cyber/IT, HR, Criminal Justice, Linguists, STEM, Business Management/Acquisition, etc.): https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

Step 4: (STUDENTS) Apply for Internship/Fellowship

· Students and Recent Graduates: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

· Presidential Management Fellows Program (For Advanced Degree Graduates e.g., master’s, Ph.D., J.D.): https://www.pmf.gov/

Step 5: (ALL) Network!

· Create a LinkedIn profile. Join industry groups and connect with professionals from your desired industry on LinkedIn.

· Contact your career advisor for help seeking internships/jobs.

· Connect with professors, members from your college alumni association, friends, family, mentors, colleagues, fellow members of professional organizations, fraternities, sororities, religious organizations, and volunteer organizations for references or leads for jobs.

· Attend Job Fairs and talk with recruiters to gain insight on desired skills and tips for landing the job! Do a search online for job fairs or contact your career advisor.

  1. Hiring Our Heroes: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/events/hiringfairs
  2. National Career Fairs: http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/
  3. Intelligence Careers: https://intelligencecareers.com/events/

· Join professional organizations to network and gain industry inside knowledge. Examples of organizations include:

  1. National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA): http://www.nfbpa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3916
  2. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA): http://www.bdpa.org/
  3. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA): http://www.afcea.org/site/
  4. National Security Executives and Professionals: http://www.nsepa.com/
  5. Federally Employed Women: https://www.few.org/
  6. Blacks in Government: http://www.bignet.org/