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Business and Management Employers Will Be Waiting to Chat with YOU on June 20th at the Upcoming VCF

Business and Management Employers Will Be Waiting to Chat with YOU on June 20th at the Upcoming VCF

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By Leia O’Connell, MSW, GCDF
Contributor and Career Coach, APUS

It’s coming. Are you ready? The Business and Management Virtual Career Fair (VCF) will be held on June 20th from 9 a.m – 4 p.m. EST.

My name is Leia O’Connell; I’m a Certified Career Coach for APUS and the designated coach for students interested in business and management careers. You can work with me directly to prepare for this event by emailing CareerServices@apus.edu (don’t forget to include your Student ID#) or submitting a “Career Coaching” request via your ecampus.

Keep in mind as the VCF gets closer, the demand for coaching gets higher. Reach out now to receive optimal and individualized services.

If you’re reading this at 8 a.m. on June 20th – don’t panic! Give the department a call and coaching staff will be available to discuss how you can make the most out of the opportunity with limited time. I’ll be chatting live during the entire event within the virtual platform. Feel free to chat me up!

I’ll also be hosting a Last Chance Insights webinar on June 19th at 7:30 p.m. EST, focusing on event preparation and attending employers.

While you’re in the ecampus, go ahead and register via the “Virtual Career Fairs” link. There’s no reason to wait – registering now lets us know you’re interested in attending. Register before June 15th and coaching staff will reach out to you via email and make sure you’re feeling prepared.


We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, preparation is the most important piece for success at a VCF. Take a few moments and listen to our department podcast (hosted by me!) and review a short blog on the topics of VCF preparation.

Pave Your Career Path: VCF Insights from a Corporate Recruiter, Episode 2

Creating Your Elevator Pitch for an Employer in a Virtual Environment

Attending Employers

I went ahead and showcased four of our top employers for the event. This is a snippet of our attending employers – so much more to come! All times listed below are Eastern Standard Time. **Note – position hiring information is specific to the event being held on June 20th.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton (chatting from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) No introduction needed for this innovative contracting company! With a focus on solving tomorrow’s biggest challenges, building trusted partnerships, commitment to innovation, and creating a global network, this is one employer you won’t want to miss out on chatting with. BAH will be hiring nationwide across all business units.
  • CenCore, LLC (chatting from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) CenCore is a government contractor who offers candidates the unique opportunity to obtain a security clearance through their national security program. Students who are interested in working for the federal government should speak with CenCore at the event to learn more about the benefits of their National Security Program.
  • Hilton (chatting from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Hilton is passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences. If you share their passion, they may be the right company for you! They believe hospitality isn’t just a job; it’s a journey of self-discovery, growth, community and cultures. Their team members are extraordinary professionals who work together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through their doors. Hilton’s military recruitment team will be representing them at this event and they’re consistently looking for candidates to fill their hospitality, events, and sales opportunities.
  • Gartner, Inc. (chatting from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Gartner is an IT professional’s best first source for addressing virtually any IT issue because of their world-class objective insight, rapid access and low cost compared to other alternatives. Gartner has a wide range of positions they’re hiring for: sales and client service opportunities, consulting, finance, HR, IT and marketing.

Okay, you’ve read, you’ve listened; now it’s time to reach out. Give me a call, send me an email or attend the Last Chance Insights webinar. I’m ready to help YOU be successful at the Business and Management VCF.