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Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)
Looking for College/University Student Interns for this Spring, Summer, or Fall?

The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is a free online system that enables companies to select and hire spring, summer, and fall interns from a large pool of pre-qualified college and university STEM students throughout Virginia.

How it works:
Companies can register now and enter their internship opportunities. Once registered, companies can search the student database. The VSGC also has full-time staff that, without charge, can perform and/or assist companies with the search process.

Advantages for Participating Companies:

  • CSIIP provides access to highly qualified students throughout Virginia.
  • All student applications are pre-screened by VSGC for eligibility.
  • CSIIP’s searchable database makes finding the right interns easy.
  • Companies are able to co-brand existing internship programs with CSIIP.
  • Participation enables companies to evaluate potential future full-time employees.
  • A link to each participating company’s website will be posted on the CSIIP website.
  • Positive media coverage will be provided by the VSGC for participating companies.
  • Participation in CSIIP provides company awareness to the Virginia General Assembly and the Governor’s office.

    To learn more, please visit the CSIIP website at CSIIP.org. Or, please feel free to contact John Iacobucci, Program Manager, CSIIP, at 757-766-5210 or jiacobuc@odu.edu.

    Thomas Jefferson Students Can Assist with Creative Problem Solving

    The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Partnership Fund is offering NVTC members access to a brainstorm session with amazing TJ students. A session could result in innovative solutions for technology- or science-based companies while providing TJ students with a unique and interactive educational experience. This is a great opportunity to discover future talent. Gain a fresh perspective on a current business challenge, or find a longer-term solution to future workforce issues with the best TJ students.

    This is a great opportunity to discover future talent. Please contact the TJ Partnership Fund for more information at akinis@fcps.edu or 703-750-8317.

    The Business Case for Women on Corporate Boards
    Hosted by The Leadership Foundry

    Date: April 22, 2014
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: ARTISPHERE
    1101 Wilson Blvd
    Arlington, VA 22209
    (703) 875-1100

    Please join The Leadership Foundry on April 22 when Barbara Krumsiek, Chair, President and CEO of Calvert Investments Inc. presents "The Business Case for Women on Corporate Boards."

    Krumsiek will share her own experiences as well as current research on this important topic. You will learn the financial impacts of choosing to appoint women to boards and how companies without women board members may lose a competitive edge.

    In addition, European regulations that require a minimum number of women on their boards may put American companies at a disadvantage against their European competitors. Find out what your company can do to regain its advantage.

    Before the program closes, Jill Bruning, General Manager of Global Security Services at URS, will share her experience of how The Leadership Foundry helped prepare her for her current role, which includes serving on boards of subsidiary companies. The Leadership Foundry, which was created by Women in Technology, prepares women to serve on corporate boards in the Washington, D.C. area.

    The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. at ARTISPHERE. There is networking in the Lower Town Hall before and after the presentation, which will be in the Dome Theater. The registration fee includes wine, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. There is free parking available and ARTISPHERE is metro accessible.

    If you are not yet a WIT member, but would like the member rate, please use the promo code LF-15. Please only use if you are not a member.

    Register today!

    X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium
    Presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune

    Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Washington, D.C.

    Pre-registration required. General admission $25, teacher and student rate $15.

    On April 24, 2014, some of the greatest visionaries of our time will get together to share their passion for science and engineering with 3,000 students from the greater Washington, D.C. area. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to meet private and commercial space flight astronauts, explorers of the Titanic, the decipherer of the human genome, the science advisor to the President of the United States, oceanographers and whale researchers, astrophysicists and the youngest person to pilot a plane solo around the world!

    X-STEM – presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - is the world’s first Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through high school students. Select from 60 mind-blowing talks on some of the hottest topics in science.Limited space available! Sign up now here.

    USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

    Date: April 26 - 27, 2014
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Washington D.C.

    Free and open to the public!

    What is the universe made of? What will be the next medical breakthrough? What does science have to do with Extreme Sports? And does Hollywood get the science right? Find out at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, hosted by Lockheed Martin! Explore science and engineering with more than 3000 fun, hands-on activities in fields like robotics, genomics, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, DIY/Makers, space exploration, green chemistry, bioengineering, oceanography and many more.

    The festival will feature more than 100 stage shows starring Dirty Job’s Mike Rowe, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Grammy Award Winners They Might Be Giants, Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar, MoneyBall’s Paul Depodesta, cast and crew members from TV Shows like Big Bang Theory, House and Breaking Bad. Other highlights include the Career Pavilion for high-school students with a Job and College Fair, and a Book Fair featuring over 30 leading science authors. The Expo is free of charge and is perfect for teens, children and their families.

    Click here for more information.

    National Veteran Employment Summit
    Hosted by Monster.com and Military.com

    Date: April 30
    Location: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
    Washington, D.C.

    Attend the second National Veteran Employment Summit on April 30 at the Mayflower Renaissance hotel in Washington, D.C! This free event hosted by Monster.com and Miliary.com brings together leaders in business, government and education for the purpose of sharing ideas and effective strategies to further veteran employment and retention by employers. This event will enable you to contribute to the conversation and share best practices useful in managing a successful veteran hiring program.

    The luncheon keynote speaker will be Sal Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. A true American hero and the author of Living with Honor, Giunta will inspire with his story of unwavering courage, dedicated teamwork, decisive leadership, as well as shed light on his own transition from military service.

    This is an invitation-only event with an audience of leaders from organizations and human resources professionals who seek to improve or begin a veteran hiring program. The day-long summit is designed to be a dialog that will inform, educate and inspire all who attend.

    Click here to learn more and register today!

    TandemNSI Deal Day
    Hosted by TandemNSI

    Date: May 7, 2014
    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Artisphere - 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
    Fee: $15 with NVTC discount

    It’s time to expand your business into the national security product space - #DealDay will give you the tools to build your company, sell products to national security agencies and get access to cash for your startup. Top-secret agencies like DARPA, DIA, and ONR who are engaged in cutting edge technology creation will share real ways to work with them in fields like 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Space is limited – register now to guarantee your spot.

    Click here for more information and to register.

    8th Congressional Candidate Reception
    Presented by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and NVTC

    Date: May 8
    Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
    Location: Springfield Country Club

    Join the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and NVTC for the upcoming 8th Congressional District Candidate Reception on May 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Springfield Golf & Country Club. Mix and mingle with the 8th Congressional District Candidates from both major parties! Candidates will provide brief remarks and be able to engage with members afterwards. This lively after-hours networking reception is open to NVTC members at no cost, and refreshments will be provided. The event will sell out quickly, so register today!

    Click here to register. To receive the member rate, select your company from the drop down list. If your company is not listed, please select NVTC.

    Building Government Acumen: The Power of High Performance Engagement
    Presented by George Mason University School of Management Executive Education

    Date: May 19-22, 2014
    Location: Mason Inn Conference Center
    Fairfax, VA

    The Building Government Acumen: The Power of High Performance Engagement event is a four day intensive executive development program for government contractors on how to drive high performance engagement with the government.

    The event features guest presentations by some of the most successful business leaders in the Washington, D.C., area, including:
    • Mike Daniels, Former Chairman, Network Solutions
    • John Hillen, Former CEO, Sotera Defense
    • Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council
    • Valerie J. Lyons, EVP, Business Systems Solutions, CACI
    • Donna Morea, CEO, Adesso Group
    • George C. Newstrom, VP & GM, Dell Services Federal Government
    • Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Professional Services Council
    • Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Acentia
    • Kerry Weems, CEO, TwinMed
    • David Zolet, EVP & GM, CSC North American Public Sector
    • And more...

    Get an insider’s look into government and gain the insights you need to build an innovative engagement strategy and competitive “playbook” for your business.

    Tuition is $2,900. There is a group discount available for up to 24 CPEs.

    Please click here to learn more.