Special Career Fair Edition

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February 1, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor: 

Happy February, and Happy Lunar New Year/ 新年快乐! /ལོ་གསར་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགསThis newsletter is a short one, meant to just share with you some upcoming events that you should definitely mark on your calendar. 

The Cawley Career Education Center will host the annual Government, Education, and NonProfit Career Fair on Friday, February 18 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. This fair will take place virtually on Handshake and will feature nearly 100 organizations looking to hire undergraduate and graduate students into internship and full-time roles.

Be sure to register today, and as employers create their schedules, sign up for information sessions or 10 minute one on one appointments. 
Check out some of the amazing organizations attending: 

U.S Intelligence CommunityAARPD.C. Public Schools
U.S. AIDThe Carter CenterAlexandria County Schools
Department of StateAmate HousePrince George County Schools
State of Michigan, Dept. of TreasuryAvodah Service CorpsPrince William County VA Public Schools
Center for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesCato InstituteDC Bilingual Public Charter Schools
Department of Homeland SecurityCouncil on Foreign RelationsLower Kuskokwim School District
National Security AgencyGovern for AmericaAlliance for Catholic Education
USPSLead for AmericaCity Year
General Services AgencySchmidt FuturesSouthern Teachers
Congressional Research ServiceThe Ronald Reagan Presidential FoundationChristo Rey in NYC & Chicago
National Institutes of HealthVital VoicesGeorgetown’s Teacher Residency Program

How To Register

Keep in mind that participating in a virtual career fair is a bit different than an in-person career fair. You must first register for the fair itself, AND THEN register for either a group session and/or a one-on-one session with the employers.  

The Old Way:

The Virtual Way:

Preparing for the GEN FairNot sure where to start prepping for the fair? Still a bit lost? Be sure to check out these upcoming events offered by yours truly. We’ll go over, at a high level, each industry, and considerations to make if  you are considering a career path. We’ll chat briefly about sample organizations in each category attending the fair, what documents you should have prepared, and how to put your best foot forward when speaking with recruiters at the Fair. 

  • Careers in Education | Feb 10, 2022 | 12pm | RSVP
  • Careers in Nonprofits/NGOs/Advocacy Groups | February 14 | 12pm | RSVP
  • Careers in Government | February 17 | 12pm | RSVP

Please be sure to mark you calendar, as this fair is a wonderful way to connect with some great employers. 

Have a great day, Hoyas!

Have a great week!

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Article of the Week

Workers are Grappling with a Major Tech Skills Gap

This article on Forbes really caught my eye. As I read, I realized that the tech skills they are talking about aren’t the ones that typically come to mind for college students. Really, mastery of many of the technologies you all take for granted is what is so desired. Do you think putting word or Google Suite on your resume is a waste of space? Think again! Many organizations need people who are comfortable with such technology

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor:
Beth Schill 

Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
Networking Skills
Interviewing Skills
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major?

Virtual Drop-Ins:
New drop-in hours for spring semester!
Drop-ins will now be available from 9-10AM Tuesday through Friday, 1-2PM Monday through Friday, and 7-8PM Monday through Thursday every week. 

Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Government, Nonprofit, and Education’.