2016 Transition Workshop and Job Fair

CEP-Embassy Suites BWI Airport, Linthicum, MD
CEP-Embassy Suites BWI Airport, Linthicum, MD

March 23 - 24
Embassy Suites BWI
1300 Concourse Dr.
Linthicum, MD 21090

Embassy Suites BWI
1300 Concourse Dr.
Linthicum, MD 21090
410-850-0747 - See more at: http://www.same.org/index.php/component/content/article/1043#sthash.4csl0ip6.dpuf

The SAME 2016Transition Workshop and Job Fair connects members of the uniformed services who are transitioning from public service in 2016 with SAME Sustaining Member companies and federal agencies looking for talent to pursue their federal programs and projects. The event is open to Transitioning Military, and Veterans seeking employment in the A/E/C industry as well as unemployed veterans and SAME members.

Schedule of Events

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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. Company Introductions (2-3 minutes each)
12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
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)


Participant Registration
Employer Registration
Participating Companies

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:     FREE     $100
Unemployed:     FREE     $100
Private industry:     $50     $100
Additional suite reps:     $100     $100


Job Fair Recruitment Suites:

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 $100
Medium Business $125
Large Business $150

List of participating companies coming soon.

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.

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