Professional Development for Women and Minorities
How to Land a Government Job: NASA’s Resume Writing Workshop and Application Tips

How to Land a Government Job: NASA’s Resume Writing Workshop and Application Tips

October 3, 2019

(BEYA Seminar 2757) How to Land a Government Job: NASA’s Resume Writing Workshop and Application Tips (Presented by NASA)

Applying for a position in the federal government might seem like a daunting task. Have no fear, NASA is here to show applicants how to; create a government formatted resume, enhance an existing resume, and navigate the application site, USA Jobs.gov. Individuals are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume to the workshop for one-on-one critiquing.

CCG Digital - Logan Carpenter

CCG Digital - Logan Carpenter

October 1, 2019

In recognition of Cyber Security Month, Lango Deen and Rayondon Kennedy sat down with Sandia National Labs’ own, Logan Carpenter, for an in-depth conversation. Topics range from Carpenter’s background, HBCU coverage of cyber security education, Sandia National Labs’ pipeline for HBCU students to gain valuable training and careers, and much more. Stay tuned for CCG Digital's presentation of “A Conversation with Logan Carpenter,” featuring Lango Deen and Rayondon Kennedy.

Making the Most of Graduate School

Making the Most of Graduate School

October 1, 2019
(BEYA Seminar 2319) Making the Most of Graduate School
 
Learning Objective: Examine resources for successfully navigating graduate school admission and courses   
 
Acclimating to a new environment or even a new process can be difficult. While pursuing an undergraduate degree presents its challenges, taking the next step to the advanced degree presents even more challenges. How can one navigate through the graduate school process as an early career graduate student? What are the tools needed for this transition? This seminar highlights the tools needed for the graduate school experience while addressing the factors that impact those experiences. This session also highlights the difficulties in STEM fields while discussing some solutions that can help to overcome the common challenges and hurdles that are usually encountered. 
 
At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to: 
  1. Strategically plan each academic year for both short-term and long-term goals based on the identified impact factors.
  2. Tap into resources that help foster graduate academic and personal growth. 
  3. Recognize the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and expand their academic network by fostering these relationships.
  4. Identify both personal and research goals to make the best of the graduate school experience while recognizing how to incorporate each goal set to find the right balance.
 
Slideshare Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/ccgmag/making-the-most-of-graduate-school
Lessons in Leadership: Business Branding and Marketing to Federal Government - America’s Fortune

Lessons in Leadership: Business Branding and Marketing to Federal Government - America’s Fortune

September 26, 2019
(BEYA Seminar 2920) Lessons in Leadership: Business Branding and Marketing to Federal Government - America's Fortune
 
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Perspectives on doing business with the government from the small business and federal contracting officer perspective. 
  • Keys to doing business with the government to include: 
    • Building Relationships
    • Marketing your business
    • Working with Contracting Officers 
    • Teaming up with Prime Contractors
      • Becoming a Subcontractor (Pros and Cons)
    • Funding your government contract
    • Highs and lows of dealing with the government 
 
Slideshare Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/ccgmag/lessons-in-leadership-business-branding-and-marketing-to-federal-government-americas-fortune
Study Smart, Study Less - Improving Your Study Skills

Study Smart, Study Less - Improving Your Study Skills

September 24, 2019
(BEYA Seminar 2619) Study Smart, Study Less - Improving Your Study Skills
 
Learning Objective: Assess methods for improving study skills 
 
Learning to study effectively is a skill that benefits everyone, even the smartest in the class. When polled, most college students would agree that when they started college, they did not know how to properly study. In this seminar, we will address preparatory study principles, such as setting goals, knowing your learning style, being an active reader, participating in study groups, organizing your notes and study materials, and writing drafts of papers, that can help all students improve their study skills and perform better. 
 
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 
  1. Identify the traits of successful studying candidates.  
  2. Generate methods for achieving successful studying habits. 
  3. Outline methods for implementing successful studying techniques.
Using Awareness of Natural v. Demonstrated Type Functions to Build Resiliency and Sustainable Effectiveness (Presented by The US Air Force)

Using Awareness of Natural v. Demonstrated Type Functions to Build Resiliency and Sustainable Effectiveness (Presented by The US Air Force)

September 19, 2019
(BEYA Seminar 2756) Using Awareness of Natural vs. Demonstrated Type Functions to Build Resiliency and Sustainable Effectiveness (Presented by the U.S. Air Force)
 
This session will introduce participants to:
  • The overall dimensions of Type and how they contribute to workplace behaviors

    • Introvert/Extrovert
    • Sensing/Intuition
    • Thinking/Feeling
  • The eight functions produced from the overall Type dimensions
  • The differences between Natural and Demonstrated use of the eight Type Functions and associated influence on effectiveness
  • The five dimensions of Flexibility and their role in building resiliency and capability
    • Proactivity
    • Composure
    • Connectivity
    • Variety Seeking
    • Rejuvenation
 
Slideshare Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/ccgmag/using-awareness-of-natural-vs-demonstrated-type-functions-to-build-resiliency-and-sustainable-effectiveness
Want a Security Clearance? This is What You Need to Know

Want a Security Clearance? This is What You Need to Know

September 17, 2019
(BEYA Seminar 2308) Want A Security Clearance? This is What You Need to Know
 
Learning Objective: Examine the process of achieving a U.S. security clearance
 
As you create your master plan for success, consider the variety of tools needed to gain a competitive edge in your industry. By familiarizing yourself with the extensive U.S. security clearance process, you can begin to prepare to access opportunities that help you excel. This seminar will guide you through the process of getting and keeping a U.S. security clearance. We will also explore the future and emerging career opportunities that require various clearance levels.
 
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
 
  1. Identify a series of career paths and associated tools to improve job marketability.
  2. List a series of certification and association options.
  3. Understand the security clearance process and associated misconceptions and mistakes.
 
Slideshare Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/ccgmag/want-a-security-clearance-this-is-what-you-need-to-know-132943371
Making More Minutes - Time Management for Pre-Professionals

Making More Minutes - Time Management for Pre-Professionals

September 12, 2019
(BEYA Seminar 2617) Making More Minutes - Time Management for Pre-Professionals
 
Learning Objective: Develop time-management skills for better organization and productivity 
Students who’ve learned how to effectively manage time during high school are better prepared for the rigors of college study. Regardless of preparation, it takes time to adjust to college. Improve time management skills by setting and not deviating from goals. Even students who managed time well during high school often struggle when they begin college. Students are overwhelmed with large course loads, extracurricular activities, and other social activities. Although being in college can be overwhelming, it’s possible to complete everything that must be done in a timely and efficient manner. Developing time management and organizational skills is the key to working efficiently. The best way to better manage time is to develop daily schedules. Most organized people plan daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. This seminar will show you how to be self-motivated, leading to better organizational skills, productivity, and efficiency. 
 
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
 
  1. Outline long-term goals and a plan to obtain them. 
  2. Obtain detailed plans for each day and know how to deal with delays. 
  3. Break large projects down into several simpler projects.
  4. Cultivate a flexible schedule.
CCG Digital - Mark Perna

CCG Digital - Mark Perna

September 9, 2019

Recently, Lango Deen and Rayondon Kennedy sat down with author, speaker, coach, and CEO, Mark Perna, for an in-depth conversation. Topics range from Perna’s book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, how to engage students into becoming career bound rather than just college boundand much more. Stay tuned for CCG Digital's presentation of “A Conversation with Mark Perna,” featuring Lango Deen and Rayondon Kennedy.

X-treme Resumes - Constructing a Stellar Resume

X-treme Resumes - Constructing a Stellar Resume

September 5, 2019
(BEYA Seminar 2620) X-treme Resumes - Constructing a Stellar Resume
 
Learning Objective: Examine the elements to constructing superior resumes
 
Having an efficient and strong resume will greatly improve your chances of landing that dream job and starting your career on the right foot. Creating the perfect resume takes practice and skill. You want to make sure that your resume stands out above the rest without overdoing it. How does one make sure that his or her resume is top notch and bullet proof? This seminar will give you the scoop on creating the standout resume that will get you your next interview. We will discuss tips such as determining what your resume’s purpose is, supporting your strengths, using appropriate keywords, the benefits of proofreading and bullet points, and proper font usage. 
 
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 
 
  1. Identify the purpose of a solidly effective resume.
  2. Discern between good and bad resumes.
  3. Analyze the resume factors that recruiters identify to disregard some resumes. 
  4. Identify the attributes of resumes that get on the interview schedule.