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Date: February 22-23, 2018

Location: Embassy Suites BWI Airport in Linthicum, MD

POC: Kelly Dawson


The SAME 2018 Transition Workshop and Job Fair connects A/E/C 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 SAME members who are transitioning military or not currently employed; there is a nominal fee for SAME members currently employed in the private sector or for non-members.

NEW - Stipends Available for Uniformed Service Members!!
Transitioning out of uniform soon? SAME will award up to ten travel and hotel stipends for Uniformed Members to attend the Workshop and Job Fair. The application will be available soon.

 Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 22

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

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
-AEI Engineers                            -American States Utility Services
-Atkins                                         -Booz Allen Hamilton
-CACI                                          -CDM Smith
-COLSA Corporation                   -Engineering Solutions & Products
-Facility Engineering Assoc.        -Florida Crystals Corp.
-JLL Corp.                                    -Lunacon Corp.
-Stanley Consultants                    -Texas Dept. of Transportation
-USDA Forest Service
More companies signing up daily!

Friday, February 23

8:30 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

Transitioning Military:






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 Kelly Dawson at 703-549-3800 ext. 111 or kdawson@same.org.

All individuals attending on behalf of the recruiting company must register to attend; individuals do not have to be members of SAME. All suite purchases include:

  • Two-room hotel suite in which meetings with job seekers may be conducted during the hours recruitment suites are open as listed in the agenda (sleeping room portion may be used for overnight accommodations for two nights);
  • 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 registrations.

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

Recruitment Suites

Business Size

SAME Sustaining Member


Government Agency/ Military Service



Academic Institution



Small Business
(up to 100 staff members)



Medium Business
(101 - 2,499 staff members)



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



Large Business – Two Suites
(more than 2,500 staff members)




Additional company recruiter registrations

Government Agency


Private Industry



Hotel Information

Embassy Suites BWI Airport
1300 Concourse Dr, Linthicum, MD 21090

SAME has reserved a block of rooms at the government per diem rate of $106 at the time of the event. This includes complimentary breakfast and manager's reception daily, and wireless internet in the guest room. This special room rate is available until February 1, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

To reserve your room, click here call 410-850-0747 and indicate you are attending the SAME 2018 Transition Workshop. A web link for reservations will be available soon.

Travel Information

The Transition Workshop & Job Fair is easily accessible.

  • Those traveling by air should fly into Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and airport.
  • The hotel is also accessible by train; use the BWI Airport station. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and train station.
  • The hotel offers complimentary parking for those traveling by car.

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.

Trish Callahan is a consultant with TPO, Inc. and brings over 15 years of human resources leadership to her role. Career coaching and branding are two of her significant areas of expertise.  Trish drives organizations to reach or exceed their potential by optimizing their most valuable resources, their people.  Trish holds a B.B.A. From The Ohio State University with a focus on Human Resources and Labor Relations. She is also a Certified Facilitator for MBTI and Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

SAME 2018 Transition Workshop and Job Fair
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
End Date/Time:
Friday, February 23, 2018