Get Career Ready- Sign up to participate in NOVA’s Career and Leadership Readiness Institute

Do you want to be a more competitive job candidate?

Join the NOVA Career and Leadership Readiness Institute (CLRI) and improve your Career and Leadership Skills!

By participating in the Career and Leadership Readiness Institute you will:
  • Enhance your career and leadership skills
  • Learn to work effectively in a diverse workplace
  • Develop career connections through leadership and professional development activities.
  • Network with professionals in various industries
Attend an upcoming CLRI Orientation Session to learn more!
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Fall 2020 Internships-Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program is a 10-week paid virtual internship for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, interests, and career goals. Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and assist with digital-preservation outreach in 23 projects throughout the Library. Junior Fellows attend weekly online events to learn about career paths and the Library’s collections, programs, and services. The vacancy is open, and applications are due by Nov 30, 2020. See for more details.

Again, this opportunity is for the following Interests/Areas of study: STEM; Collections Conservation and Preservation; Law; Business; Humanities, Art and Culture; Library Information Science; Communications; Chemistry and Science; Congressional Relations; Geography and Maps; Government and Business Administration; Information Technology; Legislative Information; Policy Analysis; Public Relations; Cataloguing; Copyright; Digital Stewardship; Education; Finance; Outreach; Project & Project Management; Research; Web Services

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Register for NOVA IET Upcoming Events!

Choosing a career path can be tough. It can be even more difficult to identify what steps you need to take to land a job in the field that you are interested in. Learn how to design the career you want at NOVA IET Division’s Virtual Career Series. Register to attend any of the sessions at: 

October 20th at 1 PM- Compass Rose: Navigating Towards the Life You Want (30-minute session)
  • Arfa Syed is a NOVA alum and has worked at NASA and now Sure Secure Solutions. In this session, Arfa will share her NOVA to NASA journey and share practical ways to define and personalize your path to reach career goals. Whether you are confident about the career and life path you want to take, or on the fence, this session will help you learn key decision-making strategies and developing a mindset needed to drive you towards your goals.
October 28th at 1 PM- Building Your Network (45-minute session)
  • Getting your foot in the door and landing your first IT job can be tough. Sometimes who you know is just as important as what you know. Join Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Information and Engineering Technology Division (IET) and Jaslyn Harris of PRISM, Inc. to learn how you can grow your network in the age of COVID-19 to help you build the career you want as well as how networking can help you land a job in IT.
November 5th at 1 PM- From NOVA To The Office: Using Your NOVA Experience To Land A Job In IT (1-hour session)
  • The goal of this session is to help you identify the transferable skills that you have gained in the classroom or other fields and provide you with practical steps for communicating your experience on your resume and in interviews to make you a more competitive candidate in the job market. This interactive workshop is presented by Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Information and Engineering Technology Division (IET) and Arfa Syed of Sure Secure Solutions.
November 9th at 1 PM- Recruiter Takes (1-hour session)
  • In this 1-hour panel discussion, IT recruiters in the industry will provide their perspective on how to be the best candidate for a job and stand out from the crowd to land an interview. Panelists will be announced at a later date.

Amazon Recruiting Series

Interested in working at Amazon? Register to attend the Amazon Recruiting Events to learn how you can land a career at Amazon. Tweak your resume and receive industry expert advice on how to prepare for a resume. Finally, attend the Amazon Virtual Career Fair for Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Computer Information Systems majors. For questions and more information, email

Register at: Career Connection

Career Day with Red River

Interested in a career in cybersecurity, cloud computing, networking, or analytics? Join Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Information and Engineering Technology (IET) division and Red River at Career Day to learn about career opportunities with Red River and gain IT career advice from IT professionals!

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 1 PM

Where: Virtual on Zoom

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The Only Spreadsheet You Need to Organize Your Job Search

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Looking for a job can feel like a fulltime job. On average it takes about nine weeks to find a full-time position. Those projections could be even longer in the current economic climate during COVID. It’s easy to get discouraged and want to give up during your job search especially after getting passed up for a job you really wanted. Being overwhelmed with managing several job applications, resumes, and follow up emails at one time is common. A job tracking spreadsheet can help you get your job search process organized and help you keep your sanity. Luckily, The Muse has got you covered with the perfect customizable job tracking spreadsheet

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Fall 2020 Internships-Sure Secure Solutions

Are you eager for challenges that force you to explore your potential? At Sure Secure Solutions, you can launch yourself into your career aspirations – a dynamic experience with a federal consulting organization at the forefront of cybersecurity, data analytics, and cloud innovation. Sure Secure Solutions provides award-winning IT services to an array of Federal and Commercial clients. Our interns will be doing customer-centric work that will interface directly with senior leadership to include:

  • Business development and marketing;
  • Process improvement/formatting for deliverables;
  • Social Media content and management, and Web development and CMS;
  • Project and information management services;
  • Data analytics and analysis.

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Plan Your Career From Start to Finish

Plan your career from start to finish with any of the resources below.

Get to Know Yourself

Virginia Education Wizard

The Virginia Education Wizard is your roadmap for planning your career. Not sure what you want to do? Take a career assessment to find the perfect career path for you. Learn how to brand yourself, build your network and so much more.

Career One Stop

There are a variety of career assessments that help you align your interests, skills, experiences, needs, and wants with suitable career paths. Take one or take them all.

Explore Career Paths

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics is your one-stop-shop for all things careers. Get an inside look at what workers do. Compare salaries for different industries and browse over 325 occupational profiles.

IT Career Finder

If you’re looking for a job IT Career Finder has you covered. You can search for jobs by career path or by certification. As you search, learn about IT career paths and in-demand IT certifications.

Get Hired

Career Connection

Need a resume? No problem. Looking for a job? Career Connection has got you covered. All you need is your myNOVA username and password.

Apply filters like employment type and posting date to make searching for a job personalized and a lot quicker.