SAME 2021 Career Transition Workshop

February 16th- February 19th, 2021

Virtual Event


Description

Join us for the Virtual 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 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.

For job seekers, you’ll get the full experience: from resume and LinkedIn reviews, to robust education and recruiter interviews, 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, Career Transition Workshop.

Job Seeker Registration   Recruiting Company Suite Agreement and Registration Form   Schedule of Events  

 

  • Participant Registration
  • Recruitment Packages
  • Schedule
  • Speakers
  • Recruiting Companies
  • Professional Development Coaching

Participant Registration

Job Seekers

Type Member Non-Member
Private Industry $50 $100
Transitioning Active-Duty Uniformed Service $0 $25
Unemployed Individual $0 $100

 

Job Seeker Registration

 

Recruitment Packages

 

Pricing

  Sustaining Member Company Non-Member
Large Business (2,001 and more Employees) $2,100 $2,600
Medium Business (101-2,001 Employees) $1,600 $2,100
Small Business (100 Employees or less) $1,100 $1,600
Academic Institution $500 $750
Government Agency $0 $0

Recruitment Package includes

  • Two registrations for company representatives
  • Virtual recruiting suite to conduct one-on-one meetings with candidates
  • Online schedule for job seekers to schedule time with your company for a virtual interview
  • Access to the Job Seeker Portfolio portal which includes each candidates resume
  • Access to all education sessions during Virtual Event
  • (3) three one-month job postings on the SAME job board

Recruiting Company Suite Agreement and Registration Form

Schedule PDF

Wednesday, February 3

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Welcome – What to Expect Col Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.),
CEO, Matrix Design Group,
Past President, SAME
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Personal Branding Victoria Mechtly,
Business Development Aerospace & Defense, RS&H,
Chair, Young Professionals Community of Interest
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Resume Tips Cathy Miclat, CSM, CSPO,
Director of Career Services, Vets2PM LLC
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Left of Resume Donald Gleason,
President, Military Transition Roundtable

Thursday, February 4

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Individual Resume & Linked in Review Appointments


Professional Development Appointments
Cathy Miclat, CSM, CSPO,
Director of Career Services, Vets2PM LLC

Capitol Technology University
Drexel University
NextOp
Norwich University
PAVE
Col(R) Sal Nodjomian
Col(R) Stuart Harrison

Friday, February 5

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Individual Resume & Linked in Review Appointments


Professional Development Appointments
Cathy Miclat, CSM, CSPO,
Director of Career Services, Vets2PM LLC

Capitol Technology University
Drexel University
NextOp
Norwich University
PAVE
Col(R) Sal Nodjomian
Col(R) Stuart Harrison

Thursday, February 11

Close of Business Final Resumes due from Job Seekers, Final videos due from Recruiters DEADLINE

Friday, February 12

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Pre-CTW Training for Recruiters Sara Stehle & Kathy Off, SAME
Close of Business Resumes sent to Recruiting Companies SAME

Tuesday, February 16

10:00 am Interview sign-ups open  
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Welcome and Trends, Market, Expectations Col Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.),
CEO, Matrix Design Group,
Past President, SAME
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Recruiter Ed Session – DOD SkillsBridge Program Boris Kun,
Director of Credentialing and SkillBridge Programs, DOD

Panel:
Shirley Albritton, Jacobs
John Mogge, Jacobs
Andrew Blackwell, Semper Tek
Santiago Iturralde, Semper Tek

Moderator: Sal Nodjomian, Matrix Design Group
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Job Seeker Ed Session – Past Job Seeker Panel

Panel:
Justin Payne, Parsons
Gary Dorman, Pond
Ed Chamberlayne, WSP
Capt. Mike Hudson, P.E., USCG (Ret.), Kleinfelder

Moderator: Sal Nodjomian, Matrix Design Group

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CTW Happy Hour & Job Seeker introductions  

Wednesday February 17

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Interviews (20 minutes each  

Thursday, February 18

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Interviews (20 minutes each  

Friday, February 19

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Interviews (20 minutes each  

Schedule PDF

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last name

Shirley Albritton, Jacobs

Andrew Blackwell, Semper Tek

Ed Chamberlayne, WSP

Gary Dorman, Pond

Donald Gleason, President, Military Transition Roundtable

John Mogge, Jacobs

Dr. John Mogge serves as one of Jacobs senior Solutions and Technology Directors.  Previously he served as the Global Environmental Market Director and Interim President for the legacy ch2m Environment and Nuclear business groups.  His 2004 doctoral work was driven by his belief that the governmental entities and industries of the built environment must transform and become orders of magnitude more resource-efficient.  His Georgia Institute of Technology dissertation examined the economics of sustainable planning, design, and construction.

See full Bio

Santiago Iturralde, Semper Tek

Boris Kun, Director of Credentialing and SkillBridge Programs, DOD

Boris directs the Department of Defense (DoD) Credentialing Programs from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness) in support of the Force Education and Training Office.  Mr. Kun is responsible for the oversight, development, and execution of the DoD-wide education, training, and credentialing IT reform and data analysis, credentialing and job skills training, and apprenticeship programs.  Boris was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Formerly USSR) and his family immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio in 1993.  He enlisted into the United States Navy in 2007 where he was deployed and served overseas.  Following this, Boris was selected for the Seaman to Admiral 21 commissioning program.  He is also a military spouse.

Victoria Mechtly Business Development Aerospace & Defense, RS&H, Chair, Young Professionals Community of Interest

Cathy Miclat, CSM, CSPO, Director of Career Services, Vets2PM LLC

Col Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), CEO, Matrix Design Group, Past President, SAME

Justin Payne, Parsons

All Recruiting Companies are listed in alphabetical order
Current list as of January 19

 

American States Utility Services (ASUS)
Here at ASUS, we are proud to provide the integral services that truly empower our nation’s military communities, from the ground up - literally.  With our smart infrastructure systems, we create and maintain the efficiencies that allow installations across the country to focus on their own true mission.  Ours is simple: to continue building upon their strength as effectively as possible.

Recruiters: Susan Miller, Cristin Goldman

 

Atkins
A world-leading design, engineering, and project management consultancy. We are transforming how people think about infrastructure projects. In a world of rapid innovation and rising challenges, we are reinventing design and engineering, and reimagine the built environment to make it sustainable and better for all.

Recruiters: Danielle Barner

 

Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure. We go beyond the project. We break down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life’s critical resources accessible to all. Our work empowers our clients with the knowledge, ownership and confidence they need to make meaningful differences.

Recruiters: Julie Eiter, Aaron Hetherington, Angela Horton

 

Booz Allen Hamilton
We are a global firm of approximately 27,600 diverse, passionate, and exceptional people driven to excel, do right, and realize positive change in everything we do. We bring bold thinking and a desire to be the best in our work in consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber, and with industries ranging from defense to health to energy to international development. We celebrate and value diversity in all its forms; it’s something we truly value as a multicultural community of problem solvers. We believe in corporate and individual citizenship that make our communities better places for all.

Recruiters: Kari Kubista

 

CDM Smith
CDM Smith is a global privately owned engineering and construction firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities. In 1947, CDM Smith was founded with a commitment to maintain the constant pursuit of excellence, placing responsibility to our clients second only to responsibility to the public. By staying true to this promise for more than 70 years, we’ve forged tremendous, long-standing relationships, believing responsiveness is the foundation of serving our clients. With the power of independence, we make decisions based on what’s best for our clients and our employees, not outside investors. We reinvest in our people, tools and technology to find better solutions and foster amazing careers. Whether you’re an employee, client, partner or stakeholder – we’re the people you want to be working with. We are CDM Smith.

Recruiters: Lee Dioso

 

DOE, NNSA
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and militarily effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.

 

Gordian
North America’s leading construction cost database. A streamlined construction procurement process to fast-track projects. Facilities benchmarking data to secure funding. Guidance for long-term capital plans. Everything we do, we do to help our clients build better.

Recruiters: Jane Bannister

 

Jacobs
At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.

Recruiters: Larry Everly, Jennifer McManus

 

Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for nearly 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Recruiters: Katie Hawkins, Jeff Robson, Brian Myers

 

Mott Macdonald
Our long-term strategy is to provide an all-inclusive engineering, management, and development firm on a global scale. Through organic growth and planned acquisitions, we have increased our geographic spread, expanded our range of services, and introduced new expertise: all geared towards meeting the evolving needs of our customers around the world.

 

Parsons
We Deliver Innovative Solutions Around The Globe That Make The World Safer, Healthier, And More Connected. Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation --- a digitally enabled solutions provider --- is focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. We are uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Recruiters: Debry Frey

 

RS&H
RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. We are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms and have worked in over 50 countries across the globe.

Recruiters: Lisa Thoele

 

Stanley Consultants
For a company from modest beginning, we have extended our reach worldwide, meeting the needs of our members and clients by diversifying our services and markets.  We are proud of our consistent adherence to our Purpose, Vision, and Core Values and the member-oriented culture of our company, both of which have more to do with the past and future success of the company than any one individual.

Recruiters: Scott Hartford, Mark Schulte, Wendy Brendel

 

Stantec
We Design With Community In Mind. Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

 

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad under the authority of the chiefs of mission in concert with other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress. OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds.

 

USDA Forest Service
To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. At the heart of our agency’s mission is our purpose—the ultimate answer to why we do what we do. Everything we do—across our broad and diverse agency—is intended to help sustain forests and grasslands for present and future generations. Why? Because our stewardship work supports nature in sustaining life. This is the purpose that drives our agency’s mission and motivates our work across the agency. It’s been there from our agency’s very beginning, and it still drives us.

Recruiters: Douglas Wise, Greg Rosenmerkel

 

Wood
We are a global community of inquisitive minds on a quest to unlock solutions to the world's most critical challenges. As the world evolves to achieve the energy transition and create more sustainable, liveable habitats, Wood too is changing to rise to the challenge.

Recruiters: Wendy Parker

 

 

All Professional Development Coaching Groups are listed in alphabetical order
Current list as of January 19

 

Capitol Technology University
Professional Development Coaching

Capitol Technology University is part of the job-rich pipeline supplying human capital to America’s most technologically advanced government agencies and their private sector supply chains. While many college graduates struggle to find meaningful work with their degrees, Capitol Tech provides a launchpad to a better life. It’s because we’re laser-focused on STEM careers and give students the hands-on, real-world experience they need to enter today’s tech job market.


Coach: Iris Lieberman
 

Drexel University
Professional Development Coaching

Drexel combines academic rigor with a transformative cooperative education program, preparing students to address the challenges of a changing world. Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship alumnus Evan Ehlers ‘19 founded Sharing Excess, a nonprofit startup that redistributes unused food to at-risk community members across the Philadelphia region.

Coach: Cynthia Carter
 

Matrix Design Group
Professional Development Coaching

“Matrix is a client-focused, nationally recognized, entrepreneurial planning, engineering and environmental consulting firm, delivering integrated solutions through creative teamwork!” Matrix employs a multidisciplinary approach in all of our work—from program management to planning to design. Our firm is founded on the ideas and principles drawn from the best practices in each of our diverse areas of expertise. From site development projects to complex civil and stormwater systems to joint land use studies, each project may require the involvement of multiple and varied stakeholders. To be truly successful, these projects must be managed by individuals grounded in multidisciplinary expertise and integrated thought for a clear understanding of these relationships and their hierarchy.


Coach: Sal Nodjomian
 

NextOp
Professional Development Coaching

Founded In 2014, NextOp Is A Nonprofit That Helps Veterans Translate Their Exceptional Military Training Into Successful Civilian Careers.  With 5,000 Returning Veterans Arriving Annually, The Greater Houston Area Has The Second-Largest And Fastest-Growing Veteran Population In The United States.

Coach: Stephanie Drake
 

Norwich University
Professional Development Coaching
Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Recognized for academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 100 Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs.

Coach: Kevin Beal
 

Paving Access to Veterans Employment (PAVE)
Professional Development Coaching

Paralyzed Veterans of America’s employment program, PAVE, offers high-touch, one-on-one support to the veteran community to help them find meaningful opportunities.  This unique program supports the entire veteran community, but specializes in those who have significant barriers to employment, such as a catastrophic injury. The program assists with everything from resume development to instilling the confidence that is necessary in the job search.  PAVE staff have successfully assisted more than 4,300 individuals.  

Coach: Lauren Lobrano
 

Vets2PM
LinkedIn/Resume Review

We help Military Veterans become Project Managers by: 1. Inspiring them with a clear, meaningful, lucrative end-state as a career Project Manager; 2. Train them to deliver project success and obtain project management credentials; 3. Prepare them for CIVDIV reintegration with professional resumes, interview skills, and social media savvy; 4. Place them into meaningful, lucrative project management careers.

Reviewer: Cathy Milcat

“Transition Conference was an example of how SAME unites the private sector with the government. It directly transitions government knowledge and experience into the private sector to create a synergy in the engineering world! Thank you so much SAME!”

–Christopher Paek, 61 Civil Engineering and Logistics Squadron, Job Seeker


“This is a great opportunity to give back to the military by providing our knowledge and experience of transition out of the military but also providing ideas on where the best opportunities might be given the individual skill sets they possess.”

–Tony Price, Mabbett & Associates, Inc., Recruiter