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NEWS | Nov. 30, 2017

NSWC Dahlgren Hosts Winter Job Fair at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center

By NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications Division

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) hosted a job fair specifically targeting new hires in the fields of mathematics, computer science, applied physics, engineering and other highly technical skillsets, Nov. 28 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center.  

Over 70 representatives from NSWCDD’s seven technical departments were on hand to answer questions from potential new hires, review resumes and discuss potential career opportunities. Several hundred new potential candidates flowed through three massive ballrooms to speak with one representative after another from each of the departments.   Many were immediately taken to a private meeting room for an initial interview.  Fannie Robinson, who works for NSWCDD Human Resources remarked, “These events are very rewarding and exciting.  They allow others the opportunity to see new talents and perspectives.” 

A representative from the Strategic and Computing Systems Department summed up the spirit of the event best, “This opportunity allows us to recruit from the most talented pool of scientists and engineers.  Not only are we here to innovate, modernize and maintain the capabilities and strengths of the warfighter, we are here to change lives.”

Each department had several areas of expertise to fulfill and more than one recruiter remarked on the high caliber of candidates who came to the job fair at the Expo Center.   Tina Ward from the Gun and Electric Systems Department stated, “Today’s job fair brought out candidates from many walks of life.  A diverse pool of people and backgrounds.  It was my first job fair and it was well organized from the pre-meetings to the events.”

Daniel Lisbon, a potential employee stated, “Great Job Fair!  Well organized, with multiple departments represented, and staffed with knowledgeable staff members.  I am super excited about the opportunity of working at NSWC Dahlgren.” 

Another candidate Madi Rivers said, “Everyone was really easy to talk to and seemed interested in what I had to say.  It wasn’t like a formal interview, instead it was very comfortable and easy to approach everyone, and can tell I already love the working environment.”

The NSWCDD Winter Job Fair proved a highly successful opportunity for recruiters and candidates alike, everyone walked away from the event feeling satiated in the greater understanding of the breadth of talent available to NSWCDD and for candidates, they learned much more about the breadth and depth of what our scientific communicate accomplishes for the Navy and DOD. 

Mary Scott Coffey, a Human Resource manager stated, “I love these kinds of events! It is a great opportunity to interact with colleagues and form friendships while contributing to the bigger picture and making an impact on NAVSEA and to the Navy.  It’s one of the things that I find rewarding about my work in HR.” 

 To all those who came and participated we thank you for your time and cooperation.