Military and Spouse Career Fair in DC

March 20, 2013 |

Below are details on an upcoming career fair in the Washington DC area on April 2, targeted specifically for servicemembers, veterans and their spouses. If you’re outside the DC area (or are looking for more job fairs in the area), you can also check out Military.com’s Upcoming Job Fair schedule, which includes career fairs nationwide.

All ranks of active duty, retired, former, and reserve/National Guard service members and their spouses, as well as government employees, are encouraged to attend a free career fair, hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) with up to 75 participating employers, career-development seminars and onsite résumé critiques in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (seminars begin at 8 a.m.) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall D. The center is at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., at the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop.

Employers from up to 75 regional and national companies will look for potential employees in virtually every job skill. Businesses and organizations attending include: Amazon, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Inc., and many more.

Several free, 60-minute pre- career fair transition seminars, “How to Work a Job Fair,” in room 204B and “Federal Job Application Preparation,” in room 204C, will be held at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  There will be four afternoon seminars. “Evaluating Employee Benefit Plans” will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in room 204B, a LinkedIn Seminar will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. in room 204C, an “Interview Surprises Seminar” will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. in room 204A.

“Emerge and Grow:  Mentorship and Networking Strategies For Professional Women Veterans” will be held at 12:30 to 2 p.m. This seminar will discuss the importance of mentoring and networking for women veteran professionals, who in the post 9/11 era have an unemployment rate almost 4% higher than the national average and 2.6% higher than their male counterparts. 

A five-person panel of women who have employed successful job search strategies will discuss how mentoring helps women find and advance careers, how to seek a mentor and manage the relationship, and strategically employing the mentoring relationship to find a job, advance in a company, or cross into other industries. 

No preregistration is required for the Career Fair. For further information, call (800) 234-MOAA (6622) toll-free or (703) 838-0137, e-mail careerfair@moaa.org, or visit MOAA Career Fairs on MOAA’s website at www.moaa.org/careerfair.

Partial List of Participating Employers for April 2, 2013 Career Fair

Allen Corporation of America
Amazon
A-Team Solutions, LLC
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
ClearanceJobs
Cox Communication
CSC Dell Services
Federal Government
Emporia State University
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Job Results
Institute for Defense Analyses
Institute for Veterans Education and Training
Institute for Veterans Employment and Training
Jacobs Technology
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Marsh (Marsh & McLennan Companies)
Marstel-Day, LLC
Milton Hershey School
National Security Agency
Pentagon Federal Credit Union
Prince George’s County One Stop Career Center
Professional Solutions, LLC
Scitor Corporation
Sentara Medical Group
Strayer University
The Entrepreneur’s Source
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Postal Service
University of Notre Dame
MSc in Patent Law
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
US Office of Personnel Management

About Ho Lin

Ho Lin is an editor at Military.com. His interests include naval history, the New York football Giants, and loud rock music.