Friday, January 9, 2015

Women in Technology Meet Appian

The Women In Technology - Workforce Development Committee would like to inform everyone that our first Meet The Company of 2015 will be hosted by Appian.

This is a fast growing company helping to kick-start networking, job searching, and exploration of technologies. Appian is actively hiring, will have games at this event and will feature their Chief Technology Officer speaking about Appian culture. In recognition of the MLK holiday they will also discuss their diversity & Women's Leadership Program at Appian. 

This is a free event and participants are encouraged to bring resumes and/or business cards.

Please register for ​this event in advance:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NASA's Pathways Intern Employment Program

Job Title: NASA's Pathways Intern Employment Program
Department: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency: Langley Research Center
Job Announcement Number: LA15I0002

$44,615.00 to $67,161.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 to Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Multiple Schedules - Internships
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hampton, VA View Map
U.S. citizens who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment pursuing a Master's or PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Applied Sciences or Physics on at least a half-time basis in accredited educational institutions.
Not Applicable
The NASA Pathways Intern Program provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Imagine how this can work for government and schools!

Noblis internships for undergrads in Falls Church

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Noblis is now accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program!

from Lead Employee Relations, EEO and Diversity Strategist at Noblis, VP, Diversity at NOVA SHRM

Summer Internship Program

Join Us
A summer at Noblis is a summer well spent. If you are a student who is looking for good pay, valuable real-world experience, and the ability to apply your coursework, Noblis is the place for you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Job Search Tips

Reposted from LinkedIn:

Reposted from LinkedInEdythe Richards (MA, MBTI®MP, GCDF)

Edythe Richards (MA, MBTI®MP, GCDF)

Career Counselor | Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner

Surviving Your Job Search: What Job Seekers can learn from "The Walking Dead"

To honor the start of Season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead (premiering this Sunday, Oct.12), here are 7 job-seeking tips that don’t require waiting until the zombie apocalypse.
1.) Knowledge is power. In a post-apocalyptic world, what you don’t know can killyou! Survival requires knowledge of tools, weaponry, agriculture, first-aid, and other basic survival skills. It also requires knowledge of your group and your enemies. Michonne survived isolation in the woods due to her background in fencing and knowledge of how and when the walkers attack. Hershel’s knowledge of anatomy saved Carl’s life. Daryl’s knowledge of tracking saved the group from attacks numerous times.
THE LESSON: Know the realities of today’s job market. If you’re just beginning your job search, here are some quick questions to ask yourself:
  1. Is your resume customized and optimized for the ATS?
  2. Do you have a list of employers you are targeting?
  3. What has been the result of your recent job interviews?
  4. Do you have a clear target?
2.) Strength is in numbers AND individuals. The first lesson in a post-apocalyptic world: you need a group to survive. Michonne only got so far alone in the wilderness. Larger groups seemed to fare better than smaller groups (think Tyrese and Sasha pleading to join Rick’s group; the difficult trek toward the unknown Terminus). The second lesson: the group dynamics will determine your

Friday, September 26, 2014

Telling your story during your job search

Re-posted from Job Seekers United Blog


Be a Storyteller - Kayne Karbach

Kayne is back again with another great blog post on the importance of your story.  Great insight and congratulations on your new job!  Take it away . . .

Be a Storyteller

Everyone has a story. Unfortunately we often fail to tell our story when conducting a job search. But if you want to land a job, you’ve got to tell your story. Not your life story, the story of you; your hopes and dreams and how your next job can make them a reality.

Like most people, as part of my job hunt I decided to begin reaching out to old and new friends alike. But instead of just talking about my background and what kind of work I’m suitable for, I told them my story. My story is one of a future where I align my work with my beliefs. That means engaging in work with a social impact component, having a real opportunity make an impact in my community, and to grow as a person.

It’s important to realize that when telling your story to people, many times it will fall on deaf ears. But that’s a sign that it’s working. You don’t want a lot opportunities that are sort of a good fit. You want the one. Telling your story will help weed out the sort of good fits and help you focus on the job you really want.

But don’t just make something up on the fly. Take time before reaching out to people to really think through what you want your future to be and how a job can make that so. They’re not separate. You’ll find that this time will help you think in a more holistic way.

I recently landed a job that is two miles from my home. A nearly impossible feat in the suburbs of Washington, DC! As a result I get to spend more time with my family, and I get to bike to work - two aspects that are part of a future I’ve envision for myself. And it’s all thanks to telling my story.

Kayne Karnbach has a decade's worth of experience in stakeholder engagement and project management in issues spanning human rights to environmental conservation. He is currently seeking a position in corporate social responsibility and can be reached at