Federal IT Career Workshop and Job Shadow Day

Event Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017
The IBM Briefing Center
600 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005

9:00AM - 3:30PM

Join AFFIRM at our annual Federal Career IT Day, introducing college students to careers and opportunities in Federal information technology (IT).

This year, students will hear from upper-level IT executives across the federal government.

Students who attend the AFFIRM Federal Career IT Day will be given a leg up on employment opportunities within the Federal workforce. Participants will hear from past attendees, get tips from those who make hiring decisions within their agencies, and learn what the future holds for Federal IT professionals. This is a unique opportunity for students to network with Federal employees and become better prepared for the professional workforce. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of AFFIRM.


9:00AM - 9:30AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30AM - 9:35AM: Greetings - AFFIRM

9:35AM - 9:45AM: Welcome address - Dan Chenok, IBM

9:45AM - 10:15AM: Plenary Speaker

Dennis Andrucyk, Deputy Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate

10:15AM - 10:20AM: AFFIRM Website Presentation

Meredith Egwuatu, SAIC and AFFIRM Board

10:20AM - 11:15AM: Federal IT Overview Panel

Darryl E Peek II, Director of Operations, OCIO, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Jim Maas, US Department of Energy
Mika Cross, Office of Strategic Outreach, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), U.S. Department of Labor
Ed Mays,Executive Director, Enterprise Data Management & Engineering Directorate, OIT, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Moderator - Chris Dorobek, Executive Editor, DorobekINSIDER

11:15AM - 1:00PM: Job Shadow Sign up & Lunch Break

1:00PM - 1:45PM: Benefits of Job Shadowing & Interning - Panel Discussion

Lisa Dorr, Director of IT Workforce Planning and Development, HHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Notoya Russell, Enterprise Solutions Architect, Teneo Iter
Charles Morrison III, Senior IT Solutions Architect, Strategy & IT Planning Office of the IT & Communications Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Moderator - Carlene Ileto, Executive Director, Enterprise Business Management Office, Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security

1:45PM - 2:30PM: Process to Apply for Public Sector Job

Edwin Chinery, US Department of Homeland Security
Jonelle Isaac, Management and Program Analyst, US Department of Homeland Security
2:30PM - 3:30PM: Coaching & Resume Reviews

Click here for PDF of the agenda.

Job Shadow Day/Scheduled Separately

Shadow days will be arranged between each student and the agency IT professional, to be completed within two weeks following orientation.
*Note: Flexibility will allow students, who may be in classes or undergoing exams, to avoid disrupting their schedules and to allow agency IT professional to identify particularly interesting days for shadowing. Moreover, some agency IT professionals may be able to host multiple students if they are not all on the same day.

Please note: attendees must bring a government-issued ID to the Federal Career IT Workshop and the scheduled job shadow day. Student IDs will not be sufficient. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • U.S. passport or foreign government-issued passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) for the sole purpose of identification

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