April Is Capital CoLAB Credential Month

Join the Capital CoLAB as we kick off our very first virtual Credential Month, with a host of free activities for college and university students across the Capital Region. Capital CoLAB Credential Month is a concentrated effort to link leading regional employers and education partners through engaging online events and virtual activities that will take place throughout the month of April. Join us for one or all the activities including CoLAB employer webinars, Zoom discussions and Twitter chats. Also be sure to follow us on social for exciting and informative content that can help you land a coveted summer internship and better prepare you for the workforce. Find out more and sign up to be part of Credential Month today!

Career Chat Webinars

Wondering what your first day on the job will be like?  Wondering what the first year will hold?  Looking to understand the importance of digital proficiency across a Fortune 500 organization?  Join our Career Chat Webinars with Capital One and Northrop Grumman Corporation to hear from recent hires and HR professionals to understand the importance of digital tech skills in day-to-day life at these organizations.  On these webinars, you can ask questions directly to these employees, hear about the Capital CoLAB Digital Tech Credential, and understand how the Credential plays a key role in the hiring process and how it can set you apart from other candidates in the job market.

Schedule and Speakers

  • Capital One - April 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET:
    Hayley Nainani, Campus Recruiting Manager, Capital One
    Chelsea Bruchs, Campus Recruiting Events Lead
    Rachel Diamond, Software Engineer
    Jeanne Contardo, Managing Director, Capital CoLAB
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - April 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET:
    David Liaw, Director of Talent Acquisition, Strategic Space Systems Division
    Ashley Welker, Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist
    Jeanne Contardo, Managing Director, Capital CoLAB
  • Johns Hopkins University and bWell -How Digital Health Startups Are Built… And How They Manage In Crisis - May 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. ET:
    Kristen Valdez, Founder bWell
    Jeanne Contardo, Managing Director, Capital CoLAB

Ask Me Anything Calls

Do you have questions about entering the job market, about what your resume should include, or how digital proficiency plays a role in just about every job?  On these AMA calls, representatives from CoLAB employers and the Greater Washington Partnership will host small groups of students via Zoom to answer questions about their career progression, how they use data at work, the importance of demonstrating technical skills in landing your first job, and how to transition from school to work.  Space is limited – so sign up today!

Schedule and Speakers

  • April 6, 2020, 1:30 p.m. ET: Data in Public Policy Research, Q&A Session with Elizabeth Hughes & Yang You, Greater Washington Partnership
  • April 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m. ET: The Importance of Digital Tech in Defense, Discussion with Adrienne Alberts, Director, Strategic Talent Programs at General Dynamics Information Technology
  • April 16, 2020, 4:30 p.m. ET: Data in Economic and Workforce Development, Q&A Session with Lindsay Johnson and Lois Pak, Greater Washington Partnership
  • April 23, 2020, 2:00 p.m. ET: Data in Marketing Research, Q&A Session with Maricelly DiGravio and Justin Matheson-Turner, Greater Washington Partnership
  • April 28, 2020, 11:30 a.m. ET: Data in Non-Profit Administration and Operations, Q&A with Ian Lutz and Tom Wood, Greater Washington Partnership

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  • Please check the webinars to RSVP and receive event reminders. Please check an Ask Me Anything (AMA) date to request a spot.