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Hello all,

Here is the industry Insight for the next two weeks. Please feel free to encourage students to either attend some of these great events on campus or take advantage of some of the full-time and internship opportunities.

 

Thanks

IN THIS EDITION

MEET WITH EMPLOYERS ON CAMPUS

Deloitte Resume Clinic, March 3rd, 6pm-8pm, Johnson Center-Room A

Creating and updating your resume can be difficult if you do not know what an employer is looking for. The Resume Building Workshop gives you the opportunity to work with Deloitte professional to understand what is important in creating a resume and how to present yourself in the interview process. There will be light refreshments provided.

Office Hours with Northrop Grumman March 15th, 10am-2pm, Engineering Building Atrium. 

A recruiter from Northrop Grumman has set aside time to meet with students in the Atrium of the Volgenau School of Engineering to talk about opportunities at Northrop Grumman and how to land a successful career with their company. There will be light refreshments provided.

Deloitte Coffee Chat, March 18th, 3pm-7:30pm,*Sci/Tech Campus Occoquan Building 110L. 

Students will have the opportunity to talk one on one with Deloitte Federal Technology professionals about the experience in the industry. The conversations are informal and are designed to help students understand the typical day to day life of a Technology Consultant. There will be light refreshments provided.

Evening with General Dynamic I.T., March 22nd, 5pm-7pm, SUB1 Room 3B.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with managers from General Dynamics and learn more about the opportunities one of the nations most trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, has to offer Mason students. General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. Snacks will be provided.

UPCOMING JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN HIREMASON

·       Network Engineer Intern, IOMAXIS, HireMason Job id#124415, March 11

·       Software Engineering Intern, BTI360, HireMason Job id#123924, March 12

·       System Engineering Intern, 3 Phoenix, HireMason Job id#124072, March 16

·       Engineering Intern-UAS Applications, The Aerospace Corporation, HireMasonJob id#123832, March 16

·       UX Intern, MetroStar Systems inc., HireMason Job id#124096, March 17

·       Electrical Engineer, G3 Technologies Inc., HireMason Job id#121790, March 24

·       C++ Programmer, Sotera Defense Solutions, Hire Mason Job id#124588, March 26

·       Test Engineer, Capgemini Group, HireMason Job id#124748, March 31

·       Systems Engineer, Vencore, HireMason Job id#124885, April 1

·       Parking and Transportation Planner, Desman Associates, HireMason Job id#121617, April 2

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWING (OCI) DEADLINES IN HIREMASON

The On-Campus Interviewing Program is your convenient link to off campus employers who come on campus to interview for their full-time, part-time, and internship positions. To participate, you must complete the online orientation.

·       Network Engineer Intern, IOMAXIS, HireMason Job id#124415, March 11

·       Software Engineering Intern, BTI360, HireMason Job id#123924, March 12

·       Summer Internship Programming, InteliTrac Inc., HireMason Job id#124369, March 16

INDUSTRY TIP

Technology: Programmers should be cataloging the work they do on their own time.  Employers want to see that their potential employees truly enjoy what they do and can showcase the projects they have completed.  Using a site like github.com allows you to show and share your code with employers that may want to hire you.

Engineering: It is important to develop a list of target companies when you are beginning your job or internship search, but make sure that you pay attention to how geography may affect the number of companies that fit your interests. For example, are you interested in working with semiconductor design? Many of those companies (like Intel or Texas Instrument) are on the west coast. Interested in applying your skills with the Federal Government or Defense Contractors? If the answer is yes, then you will have a lot of options to choose from (such as Raytheon or the Patent and Trademark Office.) If you need help expanding your list of companies, consider using LinkedIn, the Book of List, or CareerShift, a new resource the library recently purchased.

FEATURED EMPLOYER                                                                                  

Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera) is an agile, mid-tier national security technology company that delivers innovative systems, solutions and services in support of the critical missions of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and federal law enforcement agencies charged with ensuring the safety and security of our nation. Our employees are focused on delivering essential counterterrorism, cyber operations, intelligence, data analytics, and C4ISR solutions to our customers throughout the national security community.

Careers with Sotera: 

·      At Sotera you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to the security of our nation as soon as you join us. We work side by side with our government and industry customers to improve our nation’s security at home, on the battlefield and in cyberspace. We strive to be technology leaders and innovators in everything we do and our leadership team ensures that we continue to deliver relevant solutions to our customers.

·      It’s people that make a difference and at Sotera we are committed to making your career something that is meaningful to you. Over time, we will partner with you to map out a career path to meet your goals and aspirations, helping to ensure you acquire the skills and expertise you need. Whether you are at the beginning, middle or the height of your career or if you are a transitioning military veteran, Sotera is committed to helping you build your career.

·      Opportunities for Recent College GraduatesIf you are a recent college graduate or student, Sotera offers full time and internship opportunities. Through on-the-job training and a range of other career development tools, our goal is to mentor our college graduates and interns for a long-term career working in national security. Many of our recent graduates and interns who joined Sotera in the last year are now working on some of the most critical missions of our customers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                  

Nominate Your Professor for the Career Connection Faculty Award! 

Have you had a professor that has made a positive impact on your career goals, employment, or graduate school preparation?  If so, please take a few minutes to nominate this individual for Mason's Career Connection Faculty Award! This is a wonderful opportunity to thank the professor who has written a letter of recommendation, helped you explore potential careers, or simply made a positive impact on your life. The survey closes on Friday, March 4th. All nominated professors will be recognized by University Career Services and the Provost. 

Please complete the brief nomination survey using the link below: http://studentvoice.com/gmu/2016facultycareerconnectionsawardnominationsurvey   If you have questions, please email University Career Services at [log in to unmask]

Passport Career Webinar: Strategies for Targeting H1b Employers & Alternative Options for USA Work Visas,March 10th, 11am & 3pm, 

Are you looking for employment in the USA but are not a U.S. citizen? Do you need to find an employer who will sponsor you for a work permit? Thousands of U.S. employers hire people on H1bs each year, but landing an opportunity with this special work permit/visa status can be challenging. Join this webinar to learn strategies on how you can strategically approach H1b employers for U.S. employment. Also covered are tips for finding alternatives to the H1b for U.S. employment. There will be time for Q&A.

How To Register for Passport Career Webinar:

1. Login to your Passport Career account at www.passportcareer.com  
2. Click on the “Global Career Trainings” tab.
3. Select your preferred time

Practice Interview Day, March 23rd, 9:30am-3:30pm, SUB 1 Room 3400

Get your resume critiqued & practice your interviewing skills with area employers visiting campus! Meet one-on-one with an employer for 30 minutes (between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) for constructive feedback and tips on how to improve and perfect your resume and interviewing skills.  Professional dress is encouraged, but not required. To register, log in to HireMason, click "Campus Interviews I Qualify For" and choose a practice interview. Deadline to register is March 21, 2016.

Health and Science Career Fair, March 24th, 9am-1pm, Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center. 

Network with employers in the Health and Science Industries with a wide range of recruiting needs. Students interested in research and development, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, clinical careers, conservation, geographic information systems and various other health and science related careers should attend.

The participant list will be available in early March 
on our Student Fair webpage.                    

Industry Walk-Ins, Thursdays, 3pm-5pm, VSE 2612 Industry Walk-ins will be cancelled for Thursday, March 10th. 

Industry Walk-ins are a great time to talk about internship and job search strategies as well as basic interviewing and networking tips for breaking into your field. Walk-ins are 15 minutes each, first come, first served, no appointment needed. 

You are receiving this email because you have indicated Engineering and/or Technology as an industry of interest in your HireMason profile. If your interests have changed, please update your profile.

 

 

Sean McGowan, M.A.

Manager, Industry Advising and Employer Development

George Mason University

University Career Services

Student Union Building 1, Suite 3400

Ph: 703-993-5664

Fax: 703-993-2361

 

 

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