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Resume Workshops

SySTEMic STEM & CTE Resume Workshops

NOVA SySTEMic is hosting regional STEM & CTE Resume Workshops on our NOVA Campuses on November 11-13, 2019. We invite students in Information Technology, Business and Management, and Healthcare courses to sign up to attend a free session offered by The Career Engineer®. The Career Engineer® is a Virginia based consulting firm established in 2003 that delivers expertise in the area of career sustainability, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial coaching, social media strategies & adult transitional services.​​ TCE can help you to INCREASE your career confidence, impact and chances to land your dream job or opportunity!

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NOVA Career Day and Data Center Tour

NOVA Career Day and Data Center Tour
Digital Realty
October 4th, 2019

Digital Realty is providing a unique and valuable experience to NOVA students to get a behind the scenes tour of its Loudoun Data Center and spend time with industry professionals to learn more about career options available in this growing industry.  With a footprint in northern Virginia and 200+ properties in 33+ metropolitan areas covering 30+ million rentable square feet, Digital Realty is the leading Global Data Center Real Estate Investment Trust with 2500+ customers globally.

Students must register by September 9 (no late registrations will be accepted).

REGISTRATION – Students must register in Career Connection at www.nvcc.edu/career-services/career-connection.html for either:

Digital Realty: Career Day and Data Center Tour (WITH BUS TRANSPORTATION) Space on the bus is limited to 30 so you must RSVP is you want a seat

-OR-

Digital Realty: Career Day and Data Center Tour (NO TRANSPORTATION) Students arrive at 9:30am using their own transportation

In Career Connection, look for the Digital Realty events under Programs and Workshops.  Provide your full name as in appears on your government-issued photo ID by September 9.  All participants will need to present a government-issued photo ID that matches their name on the registration list to enter the secure data facility.

  • Northern Virginia Community College Bus Transportation – space is limited (location details will be provided to those registered for the bus)
    Address: NOVA Loudoun Campus, 21200 Campus Dr., Sterling, VA 20164
  • Digital Realty Career Day and Data Center Tour Location – students arrive on their own
    Address: Digital Realty – Building G, 43940 Digital Loudoun Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

Schedule

8:30 Bus arrives at NOVA Community College
9:00 Bus departs NOVA Community College for Digital Realty Loudoun I/II campus
9:30 Bus arrives at Digital Realty @ Building G
9:30-9:50 Security, check-in, name badges
09:50-10:00 Brief Welcome and outline rules for the tour
10:00-10:40 Data Center Tour
10:40-11:40 Career Discussion; panel of speakers from Digital Realty
11:40-11:55 Student Q&A with panel of speakers from Digital Realty
11:55-12:00 Hand out Digital Realty SWAG
12:00-12:50 Lunch; hosted by Digital Realty
1:00 Bus departs for return to NOVA Community College
1:30 Bus arrives back at NOVA Community College

Questions may be directed to novacareerservices@nvcc.edu.

 

 

How To Prepare For A Job Fair

If you have ever been to a job fair, you know that it can be an overwhelming experience. Knowing what to expect and preparing beforehand is key to a successful job fair. We have prepared some Job Fair Prep videos to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for your next fair.  Topics covered in these short webinars include professional dress, communicating with employers and elevator pitch, preparation tips before and after the fair. Continue reading How To Prepare For A Job Fair