Career preparation is a major priority at Capitol. In addition to offering programs in high-demand fields such as engineering and cybersecurity, the school strives to mentor students in career-building skills and helps connect them with employers through events like our twice-yearly Career Conference.
More than 20 area employers, including the WSSC, the CIA, NAVAIR, CMIT Academy, and T-REX Solutions participated in the Spring 2019 conference held on Friday, March 1st.
Besides the main job fair, events at the career conference also included keynote speaker Vennard Wright, CTO of WSSC, on how to stand out in a crowded field, a speaker from the CIA gave a talk on contracting versus federal service, and NAVAIR’s Israel Jordan helped teach us all what to do and what not to do in an interview.
Unlike events at many colleges where students often receive little help or advice before encountering a room full of employer booths, Capitol’s conference is part of an overall career development program that includes interview practice, resume reviews, coaching by Career Services personnel, seminars on business etiquette, training on how to interview in a restaurant setting, and other career preparation activities.
Capitol also encourages students to use the CareerPath app, to help them track their progress towards the Capitol Commitment. Eighty two percent of our undergraduate students currently receive a job offer within ninety days of graduation. Students can download the CareerPath app from any appstore. Choose Capitol from a dropdown list of schools, and then register to get started.
If you are a Capitol student looking for extra help or guidance with meeting your career goals, you can reach career services at email@example.com to set up an appointment to chat with us.
If you are an employer looking to get involved and in front of students with backgrounds in specific technology, engineering, and business fields please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240.965.2494. In addition to participation in our twice a year career conference we are happy to discuss other options of connecting with our student like mentorship or holding an event on campus.