Woodbridge and GW Hosts Pathways to Technology Careers Forum

Woodbridge and GW Host Pathways to Technology Careers Forum

NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus and the George Washington University (GW) hosted the Academic Pathways to Technology Careers forum on January 28.

Current and prospective students interested in a career in IT, information systems technology or integrated information, science and technology were invited to join NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus and the GW to explore the skills and capacities the IT industry looks for in student interns and employees.

Woodbridge and GW Hosts Pathways to Technology Careers Forum
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NOVA’s Video Services recorded the “Industry Partner Panel,” which is available online. The Industry Partner Panel speakers included: Edward So, principle computer scientist, Unites States Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Heather Diehl, enterprise architect, International Monetary Fund; and Jason Majesky, director of instructional systems design, Federal Aviation Administration.

The panel was moderated by Dr. Olivia M. Blackmon, assistant program director and faculty, Integrated, Information Science and Technology Program, the George Washington University.

Topics included the skills and capacities the IT industry looks for in employees and student interns and how to nail the job interview and future trends in IT.

During the fall 2016 semester, NOVA first partnered with GW to offer a bachelor’s degree completion program in cybersecurity at the Woodbridge Campus. The collaborative effort to form a 2-plus-2 transfer agreement between NOVA and GW has been established to detail the required set of courses to be completed at NOVA in order for students to transfer to GW.

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