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SAME 2016 Transition Workshop and Job Fair

March 23-24
Embassy Suites BWI

The SAME 2016 Transition Workshop and Job Fair connects AEC professionals with SAME Sustaining Member companies and federal agencies looking for talent to pursue their federal programs and projects. Whether you are a transitioning service member, a recent veteran, or a seasoned professional ready to make your next career move, you will benefit from the opportunity to meet with recruiters and other professionals from leading A/E/C firms and government agencies. Each attending company and agency has a private suite, which allows for small group gatherings as well as one-on-one discussions. Most importantly, all companies and agencies are looking to fill positions that are specific to the skills and expertise of today’s A/E/C professionals. The event is FREE for Transitioning Military, Veterans and SAME members who are not currently employed; there is a nominal fee for SAME members currently employed in the private sector.

Schedule of Events

Take a Day for Your Career
Enhance your Leadership Skills

Continuing Education Courses
: March 22, 2016 preceding the Transition Workshop & Job Fair. Jump start your job search by fine-tuning your Leadership skills. SAME’s continuing education courses are tailored to address the specific needs of the federal market so you will be on point for upcoming job interviews.


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Wednesday, March 23

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Overview of positions in the A/E/C Industry

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Resume and Interview Tips and Strategies

11:00 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

Recruiting Company Introductions (2-3 minutes each)

12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Panel on Recent Transition Experiences

2:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Company Recruitment Suites Open

Thursday, March 24

8:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Company Recruitment Suites Open

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Company Recruitment Suites Open (Optional)



Job seekers are asked to send a resume and other details prior to the workshop. Resumes will be shared with recruiting companies prior to the workshop for their review and to schedule meetings and interviews.

Job Seeker Registration Fees:

Job Seekers

SAME Member

Non- Member

Military or Veteran:






Private industry:



Additional suite reps:





SAME welcomes any company looking to hire Veterans or other professionals in the A/E/C industry.  If you are interested in purchasing a recruitment suite please contact Stephanie Satterfield, SAME Marketing Sales Manager, at 703-549-3800 ext. 144 or ssatterfield@same.org.

Participating Companies:


  Raymond Engineering

Amec Foster Wheeler


RealStreet Staffing

American States Utility
Services, Inc.


Sevan Multi-Site Solutions LLC


U.S. Forest Service



U.S. Department of State

Booz Allen Hamilton



Facility Engineering Associates


Louis Berger

  Virginia Tech

Michael Baker International






Company representatives do not need to be SAME Sustaining Member Representatives but will need to register. All suite purchases include:
  • Two-room hotel suite in which interviews may be conducted during the hours recruitment suites are open as listed in the agenda (sleeping room portion may be used for overnight accommodations);
  • Company profile in the conference program;
  • Access to job seeker resumes prior to the event;
  • Opportunity to introduce the company to the group of job seekers; and
  • Two recruiter registration.

Additional registrations for company representatives are available at an additional cost.

Recruitment Suites

Business Size

SAME Sustaining Member


Government Agencies/ Military



Public Sector (i.e. public university)



Small Business Interview Suite
(up to 100 staff members)



Medium Business
(101 - 2,499 staff members)



Large Business – Single Suite
(more than 2,500 staff members)



Large Business – Double Suite
(more than 2,500 staff members)




Additional company recruiter registrations

Small Business


Medium Business


Hotel Information
Embassy Suites BWI
1300 Concourse Dr
Linthicum, MD 21090

SAME has reserved a block of rooms at the government per diem rate, currently $98. This includes complimentary breakfast and manager's reception daily, and wireless internet in the guest room. This special room rate is available until March 4th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Click here to reserve your room.


Col. John Medeiros, USAF (Ret.), is Principal Director and Owner of Eupraxis LLC and a Ph.D. candidate at the Virginia Tech School for Policy and International Affairs.  While in the Air Force and deployed in Iraq in 2006, Col. Medeiros directed $2.3 billion in water, wastewater and water-resource reconstruction, as well as ministerial governance and capacity development for water-related programs.  After his deployment, he served on the JCS Global War on Terrorism Strategic Dialogue Group where he collaborated on the President’s Iraq Security Plan. Col Medeiros served in various installation, major command, and headquarters positions, and commanded units at multiple levels.  He retired as the Associate Air Force Civil Engineer in 2008 and began his doctoral studies in Infrastructure and Homeland Security in 2012. He expects to graduate in 2015.

Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), is Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group, where he is responsible for the development and execution of strategic plans and leads the vertical integration of broad reaching federal and military practices. He also provides strategic consulting, including business plans and sales strategy development.  Prior to joining Matrix, Col. Nodjomian served for nearly 24 years in the U.S. Air Force in a series of progressively demanding positions. He transitioned to the private sector in fall 2012. His final assignment was Installation Commander for Eglin AFB, Fla., where he oversaw more than 6,000 personnel in providing all base operational support, infrastructure and services support for DOD’s largest installation. Among his other diverse career assignments include Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment & Logistics, and Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group. 

Transition Workshop and Job Fair
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
End Date/Time:
Thursday, March 24, 2016