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September 2015: STEM Career Fair and workshop

This month NOVA’s Workforce Development Division is hosting a STEM Career Fair featuring 20 area companies involved with advancing technology and job opportunities—and they are seeking new talent! Attend our pre-event workshop on September 14 (details below), and come prepared to start or evolve your STEM career with some of Virginia’s cutting-edge companies!

NOVA STEM Career Fair, September 2015

Pre-event workshop

Do you know how to navigate a Career Fair? Do you need to brush up on your interview and resume skills?

A pre-event workshop will be held on September 14, from 1-4 PM (also at the Ernst Cultural Center, NOVA-Annandale). Registration is required: call 703-323-3281, or email NOVA_CustomizedTraining@nvcc.edu to reserve your spot. The workshop is led by Edythe Richards, a Career Counselor who specializes in working with mid-career adults in transition.

Featured companies

Companies will be hosting on-site interviews at the STEM Career Fair on September 30 for pre-qualified candidates. Hiring companies include:

Veterans are encouraged to attend!

A Mobile Vet Center will be on site for veterans attending the Career Fair. MVCs, provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are mobile offices that provide readjustment counseling and information resources to veterans across the country.

Mobile Vet Center | STEM Career Fair at Northern Virginia Community College STEM Career Fair

To register for the Resume and Interview Workshop,
or for more information on the STEM Career Fair:



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Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division is dedicated to improving Northern Virginia’s economic development and business landscape with a comprehensive variety of training options, including Professional Development, Certificate Programs, Enrichment Courses, Continuing Education, and Customized Training. Visit us online to learn more.

Workforce Development Division Hosts STEM Career Fair

On October 29, 2014 the Workforce Development Division hosted its Inaugural Workforce Industry Career Fair. The theme for this event, which was launched by the Business Development Group, focused on STEM recruiting. This event attracted fourteen marquee corporations including Verizon, Apple Inc., Discovery Communications, Novec, Enterprise Management Systems, e-Intern, ASM Research, Hanover Research, HCA Healthcare, Telos Corp., Finnegan, CGH Technologies and Pro Sol Associates as recruiting exhibitors. More than 70 job seekers, including experienced engineering and IT professionals took advantage of this opportunity to meet the exhibitors seeking to fill STEM positions at their companies.


A feedback survey clearly reflected a strong demand for these types of solutions-focused events in the Northern Virginia business community. 89% of business participants said they would attend future Workforce Industry Career Fairs at NOVA. Plans are underway for the Business Development Group to continue collaboration efforts with all of the companies to address their most pressing workforce development needs.