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Capitol's Career Conference: More than a Job Fair

Capitol Technology University

February 7, 2017


Career preparation is a major priority at Capitol. In addition to offering programs in high-demand fields such as engineering and cyber, the school strives to mentor students in career-building skills and helps connect them with employers through events such as our twice-yearly Career Conference.

More than 25 area employers, including the CIA, the National Security Agency and Orbital ATK, will be participating in the Spring 2017 conference, to be held on Friday, February 17 on the Capitol campus.

“We attract a unique set of employers due to our location,” said Sarah Alspaw, associate director of career services. “Capitol is just one exit north of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and in close proximity to Fort Meade. We’re conveniently near to the many federal contractors that work out of the Annapolis Junction-Columbia area.”

The Career Conference is more than a job fair, however. 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 mentoring program that includes interview practice, resume reviews, coaching by Career Services personnel, seminars on business etiquette, and other career preparation activities.