Career Transition Workshop

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SAME 2022 Career Transition Workshop

Training Tuesdays (Online): January 11-February 1 | Conference Sessions and Interviews (Live): February 15-17

Virtual and In-Person Event


Join us for the Career Transition Workshop.  For those looking for their next opportunity, this in-depth experience will not only give you the opportunity to meet with recruiters from a wide range of companies but will give you a kick-start to the next step in your career.

For job seekers, you’ll get the full experience: from resume and LinkedIn reviews, to robust education and recruiter interviews, you’ll gain valuable insight and experience during this event. For recruiters, you’ll have full access to a group of highly qualified individuals to add to your team.  We’ve also developed a robust education program that will help you strategize for the coming year.

This event is for all levels of those looking at a change in their career.  Whether you're a junior officer or enlisted professional transitioning out of active duty, or a commanding officer retiring after serving for 20+ years...or if you are just a professional looking for a change, there is no better time than now to join us for this highly interactive, educational, Career Transition Workshop.

Recruiting Companies

Recruiting Companies

For companies looking for talent to add to their team, you'll have the chance to meet one-on-one with great professionals at all experience levels who are well-versed in achieving missions in the federal A/E/C marketplace. By purchasing a recruitment suite, your company will be able to host and meet with these professional one on one to discuss any career opportunities within your organization. All Suite purchases include a suite, which can double as your sleeping quarters, and two recruiter registration. All Recruiting companies will also receive all registered job seeker resumes prior to the event!

Company Size



Large Business (2,001 and more)



Medium Business (101-2,000 Employees)



Small Business (100 Employees or less)



Academic Institution



Government Agency




Current Recruiting Companies List

Architect of the Capitol (Virtual Only)


Black & Veatch

Booz Allen Hamilton

CDM Smith

Cianbro Corporation

Contech Engineered Solutions

Conti Federal Services, LLC

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


GLMV Architecture

Global Recruiter of Charlottesville

Indian Health Service



M C Fuhrman & Associates, LLC (dba MCFA)

Manhattan Construction

Markon Solutions


Merrick & Company

Michael Baker International

Mott MacDonald

National Nuclear Security Administration

Nelson Engineering Co.


RealStreet (Virtual Only)

RS&H (Virtual Only)

Stanley Consultants


Tetra Tech

The Haskell Company

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Tribal 1

Vali Cooper International, LLC d.b.a VCI

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.





For more information or if you are interested in purchasing a recruitment suite, please contact Kelly Dawson via email or 703-549-3800 ext 111.


Online Program/Training Tuesdays

Online Program/Training Tuesdays

Speakers will be added as invitations are accepted.

Tuesday, January 11

1500 – 1600 "Finding Your Fit" (Welcome & State of the Job Market)
Speaker: Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), CEO, Matrix Design Group
Watch the preview of "Finding Your Fit"
1600 – 1800 Virtual Happy Hour  All

Tuesday, January 18

1000 – 1100 Resume Building
Speaker: Cathy Miclat, CSM, CSPO, Director of Career Services, Vets2PM
Watch the preview of "Resume Building"
Job Seekers
1130 – 1230

On-line & In-Person – who are you?
Speaker: Cathy Miclat, CSM, CSPO, Director of Career Services, Vets2PM
Speaker: Victoria Mechtly, Business Development Aerospace & Defense, RS&H

Job Seekers

1300 – 1430

20/20 Hindsight Panel
Moderator: Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), CEO, Matrix Design Group
Speaker: Capt. Daniel Cook, USN (Ret.), University of Texas, Austin
Speaker: Kristi Gordon, USACE, Navy Reserves
Speaker: Hugh Darville, AIA, NCARB, CCM, Gensler

Speaker: Lt. Col. Matt LeBlanc, P.E., USAF (Ret.)
Watch the preview of "Hindsight Panel"

Job Seekers

1300 – 1430

Recruiter Resources (SkillsBridge, Hiring Our Heroes, Vetlign, SAME Job Center)
Moderator: Col. Nick Desport, RA, LEED AP BD+C, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Director of Business Development, Merrick & Company
Speaker: Boris Kuhn, DoD Skills Bridge 
Speaker: Adam Rocke, Hiring Our Heroes
Speaker: Mike Grow, Vetlign

Watch the preview of "Resume Resources"


Tuesday, January 25

0900 – 1730 Resume, LinkedIn, & Personal Branding Reviews by appointment 
Victoria Mechtly
Job Seekers

Tuesday, February 1

0900 – 1700 Mentoring Appointments V Job Seekers (some recruiters may serve as mentors as well)




Friday, January 21

Close of Business Company Videos Due Recruiters

Friday, January 28

Close of Business Resumes Due Job Seekers Job Seekers


On-Site (Preferred interview location) Linthicum, MD

On-Site (Preferred interview location) Linthicum, MD

Tuesday, February 15

Time Variable Arrivals All
1600 – 1700 Check-in** All
1700 – 1800 Networking Reception All

Wednesday, February 16

0900 – 1000 Program Recap and Summary All
1030 – 1800

Interviews (20 minutes each)


 1230 - 1330 Networking Lunch All
1030 – 1800

Professional Photos

Job Seekers

Thursday, February 17

0800 – 1100 Interviews (20 minutes each) as available All
1120 – 1220 Networking Lunch All
1230 – 1345 Additional Recruitment Suite Time (limited) All
Time variable Departures All

Virtual Interviews

Tuesday, February 22

0900 – 1700 Virtual Interviews All (if desired)

**SAME requires those attending Career Transition Workshop to be Fully Vaccinated.  One is considered fully vaccinated two-weeks after their second dose of a two-dose vaccine series. Proof of vaccination is required at check-in for the workshop.  SAME will accept a visual of your vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card (front and back).  


Hotel Information

Hotel Information

The Career Transition Workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites at Baltimore BWI Airport, Linthicum, MD.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore at BWI Airport
1300 Concourse Drive
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

$106 + applicable state and local taxes

Hotel Reservations

SAME has established a block of rooms at the rate of $105 per night plus state and local taxes. Rooms are available at the group rate until February 1, 2022, or the block is sold-out, whichever is first. Hotel rooms are available for arrivals on Tuesday, February 15 and departures on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Our hotel room block is reserved for Registered attendees only.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.


For those traveling by air, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is the more convenient airport (2.0 miles from hotel).
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle from Baltimore/Washington International.

Washington National Airport: 40.0 miles

Washington Dulles International Airport: 50.0 miles


Self-parking is complimentary. Valet parking is not available.

Reserve your room at the Embassy Suites


“Transition Conference was an example of how SAME unites the private sector with the government. It directly transitions government knowledge and experience into the private sector to create a synergy in the engineering world! Thank you so much SAME!”

–Christopher Paek, 61 Civil Engineering and Logistics Squadron, Job Seeker

“This is a great opportunity to give back to the military by providing our knowledge and experience of transition out of the military but also providing ideas on where the best opportunities might be given the individual skill sets they possess.”

–Tony Price, Mabbett & Associates, Inc., Recruiter