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Date: February 22-23, 2018

Location: Embassy Suites BWI Airport in Linthicum, MD

POC: Kelly Dawson


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 The SAME 2018 Transition Workshop & Job Fair connects uniformed and veteran service members with organizations recruiting qualified A/E/C professionals.  Whether you’re just starting your transition, have your separation date set, or are now a civilian looking for your next opportunity —you’ll benefit from this program featuring: 

  • The current job outlook for A/E/C positions 
  • Resume and interview tips and strategies
  • Panelists sharing their recent transition experiences
  • Ample opportunities to network with fellow attendees, career experts, and recruiters

Each attending company or agency that is recruiting has a private suite for small group gatherings as well as one-on-one discussions.

Submit your resume in advance by going to your member account dashboard and uploading your resume under documents. We’ll forward it to employers who are actively looking to fill positions specific to your skills and expertise.

Registration is FREE for SAME members who are transitioning military or not currently employed; there is a nominal fee for SAME members employed in the private sector and nonmembers.

 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 - More companies signing up daily!

  Air National Guard Civil Engineers
Michael Baker International
American States Utility Company
MICHELS Corporation
APPA Mott MacDonald
Architect of the Capitol
Atkins Schnabel Engineering
Stanley Consultants
Booz Allen Hamilton
CDM Smith
Virginia Tech
Facility Engineering Associates
 Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Jacobs  LinkedIn Profiles & Resume Reviews courtesy of Real Street Staffing

Friday, February 23

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.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 the suites are open
-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 airport and the hotel.

The Embassy Suites BWI is also easily reached by train; use the BWI Airport station. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the train station.

And...complimentary parking is available to 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.

Rebecca Yarrison, MBA, SPHR is in recruiting and human resources with EA Engineering, Science and Technology.  She holds her MBA from Loyola College of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science also from Loyola College of Maryland.


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