2023 Career Transition Workshop

SAME Career Transition Workshop
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2023 Career Transition Workshop

(Combination of virtual and on-site programming)

January 17 – February 16, 2023 | Virtual and In-Person Event


Join us for the 2023 Career Transition Workshop. For those looking for their next opportunity, this in-depth experience will not only give you the opportunity to meet with recruiters from a wide range of companies but will give you a kick-start to the next step in your career.

For job seekers, you’ll get the full experience: from resume and LinkedIn reviews, to robust education and recruiter interviews (onsite only), you’ll gain valuable insight and experience during this event. For recruiters, you’ll have full access to a group of highly qualified individuals to add to your team.  We’ve also developed a robust education program that will help you strategize for the coming year.

This event is for all levels of those looking at a change in their career. Whether you’re a junior officer or enlisted professional transitioning out of active duty, or a commanding officer retiring after serving for 20+ years…or if you are just a professional looking for a change, there is no better time than now to join us for this highly interactive, educational, SAME Career Transition Workshop.

Recruiting Companies

For companies looking for talent to add to their team, you’ll have the chance to meet one-on-one with great professionals at all experience levels who are well-versed in achieving missions in the federal A/E/C marketplace. By purchasing a recruitment suite, your company will be able to host and meet with these professional one-on-one to discuss any career opportunities within your organization. All Suite purchases include a suite, which can double as your sleeping quarters, and two recruiter registration. All Recruiting companies will also receive all registered job seeker resumes prior to the event!

Company Size



Large Business (2,001 and more)



Medium Business (101-2,000 Employees)



Small Business (100 Employees or less)



Academic Institution



Government Agency




Recruiting Companies List

Architect of the Capitol


Black & Veatch

CDM Smith

Clark Construction

FFE Inc.



Gilbane Building Company

Global Recruiters of Charlotte




Indian Health Service


Kansas City National Security Campus



M C Fuhrman & Associates, LLC (dba MCFA)


Merrick & Company

Michael Baker



Sain Engineering Associates, Inc.

Stanley Consultants

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Universal Orlando Resort

US Forest Service (USDA)

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.


For more information or if you are interested in purchasing a recruitment suite, please contact
Kelly Dawson via email or 703-549-3800 ext 111.


Virtual Program (EST unless otherwise specified)
Date Time Event
January 17, 2023 4:00 – 5:30 PM Finding Your Fit
Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), CEO, Matrix Design Group
January 17, 2023 5:30 PM Mentoring Appointment Sign-ups Open
January 19, 2023 11:59 PM Mentoring Appointment Sign-ups Close
January 20, 2023 By COB Mentoring Appointments times shared
January 23 – 27, 2023 Various Times Mentoring Appointments
January 19, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 PM Interview Strategies
Mary Lou Youngblood, Sr. Executive Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Cal Poly
Alex Rosario, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist, Cal Poly
January 19, 2023 4:00 – 5:30 PM LinkedIn & Resume in 2023
Carla Miller, MHR, MAIR, Deputy Director, Career Connector Program, Hiring Our Heroes
Cathy Miclat, CSM, CSPO, Director of Career Services, Vets2PM
January 19, 2023 5:00 PM Resume & LinkedIn Review Sign-ups Open
January 22, 2023 11:59 PM Resume & LinkedIn Review Sign-ups Close
January 23, 2023 By COB Resume & LinkedIn Appointment times shared
January 25 – 26, 2023 Various Times Resume & LinkedIn Review Appointments
January 29, 2023 11:59 PM Resumes due
January 31, 2023 4:00 – 5:30 PM 20/20 Hindsight Panel
Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), CEO, Matrix Design Group
COL John Baker, P.E., USA (Ret.), Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc. (LAN)
CMSgt Amanda Jones, USAF (Ret.), Vali Cooper International (VCI)
Col Ryan Novotny, P.E., USAF (Ret.), Gilbane
Emily Sakowicz, E.I.T., Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE)
CAPT Nathaniel Straub, P.E., USN (Ret.), Black & Veatch
February 3, 2023 5:30 PM Interview Sign-ups Open (onsite only)
February 5, 2023 11:59 PM PST Interview Sign-ups Close (onsite only)
February 7, 2023 4:00 – 6:00 PM Financial Education for your Transition
CAPT Paul Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret.), Program Director, Financial & Benefits Education, MOAA
February 8, 2023 By COB Interview Appointments are shared (onsite only)
On-Site – Embassy Suites, Linthicum, MD
Date Time Event
February 14, 2023 4:00 – 6:00 PM Registration Open
February 14, 2023 5:00 – 7:00 PM Networking Reception
February 15, 2023 9:00 – 10:00 AM Welcome, Program Recap & Summary
Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
February 15, 2023 10:00 – 10:30 AM Break & Interview Prep
February 15, 2023 10:30 – 12:00 PM Company Recruitment Suites Open
Professional Headshots Open
February 15, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch – 2nd Floor Concourse
February 15, 2023 1:00 – 6:00 PM Company Recruitment Suites Open
Professional Headshots Open
February 16, 2023 7:00 – 8:00 AM Hotel Breakfast (for those staying in the hotel)
February 16, 2023 8:00 – 11:20 AM Company Recruitment Suites Open
February 16, 2023 11:20 AM – 12:00 PM Networking Lunch – 2nd Floor Concourse
February 16, 2023 4:00 – 5:30 PM Departure/End of Career Transition Workshop


Hotel Information

The Career Transition Workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites at Baltimore BWI Airport,
Linthicum, MD.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore at BWI Airport
1300 Concourse Drive
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Hotel Reservations

SAME has established a block of rooms at the rate of $106 per night plus state and local taxes. Rooms are available at the group rate until January 31, 2023, or the block is sold-out, whichever is first. Hotel rooms are available for arrivals on Tuesday, February 14 and departures on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Our hotel room block is reserved for Registered attendees only.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.


For those traveling by air, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is the more convenient airport (2.0 miles from hotel).
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle from Baltimore/Washington International.

Washington National Airport: 40.0 miles

Washington Dulles International Airport: 50.0 miles


Self-parking is complimentary. Valet parking is not available.

Reserve your room at the Embassy Suites
Participant Registration

Job Seekers

Registration is now closed.

Type Member Non-Member
Private Industry $50 $100
Transitioning Active-Duty Uniformed Service $0 $100
Unemployed Individual $0 $100

Thank You to Our Partners


I offer my strongest personal recommendation for any transitioning service member to attend SAME’s CTW. Preparing for it and taking part in it has launched me “leaps and bounds” ahead in my preparations for my next career. The opportunity to sit down with industry partners who are hungry for talented individuals such as Navy CEC Officers cannot be equaled through any other venue or event.  The SAME CTW’s value CANNOT be over-stated! 

Tom Bestafka, NAVFAC Southeast