March is a busy month at Capitol as the college hosts its annual Career Fair and Honors Convocation. Learn more about events taking place on campus this month and read about Capitol's new "Gateway to Success" program that will launch this semester.
|Career Fair This Friday|
Capitol College's annual Career Fair will be held this Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and there is still time to sign up.
Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS), Carr Astronautics, EMSolutions, INROADS, LJT & Associates, Inc., Maden Technologies, MET Laboratories, Inc., Metropolitan Police Department (D.C.), Multivision Inc., Phoenix International Holdings, Inc., ProSync Technology Group, Sidus Data, and Space Telescope Science Institute, among others.
During the Career Fair, two workshops will be offered. From 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. students and job seekers can take part in the "Jobs in the Federal Government" workshop, with presenter Margaret A. Weitekamp from the National Air and Space Museum. From 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Capitol College's Ken Crockett and Denya Wilson from INROADS will lead the workshop "Internships - A Step on the Path to Success."
If you'd like to attend, RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the Career Fair here.
|Honors Convocation This Saturday|
The Capitol community will gather on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. in the Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Auditorium for the annual Honors Convocation. Capitol doctoral student Mansur Hasib will speak during the event.
Hasib is the chief information officer for the Baltimore City Health Department and has been in the IT field for 25 years. Hasib is currently enrolled in Capitol's doctorate in information assurance program, and his dissertation deals with the human aspects of information assurance in healthcare. He was the CIO and chief information security officer in the University of Maryland System for 10 years.
At the Honors Convocation, students from the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society and the Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society will all be honored. The college's Space Operations Institute will also give out its yearly awards. Finally, all Dean's List members and scholarship recipients will be honored.
Learn more about the Capitol College Honors Convocation
, and RSVP to Joy Exner
if you'd like to attend.
|"Gateway to Success" Program Launched|
The college has recently announced the launch of its new program "Gateway to Success," which is designed to help struggling freshman remain on course to finishing their degrees. The program was made possible thanks to a grant awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Maryland College Access Challenge Grant Program.
This spring semester, potential candidates for the Gateway to Success program will be identified by Capitol College staff members and faculty. These students will be enrolled in a math course and an English course during the summer session and will receive strong academic support throughout the summer term.
The academic progress of each student will be closely monitored by faculty, and a college advisor will meet with each participant weekly. Peer tutors will also be available to students, and they will lead mandatory review sessions and work individually with each student throughout the summer.
Read more about this new program and Capitol College's other efforts to ensure the success of all its students.
| Meet Dr. Sandy Antunes|
Having worked on six different NASA satellite missions during his career, Dr. Sandy Antunes, assistant professor, brings his detailed experience in astronautical engineering to each class he teaches.
"I like that teaching isn't static or repetitive," Antunes said. "Every year is new. And, teaching is evolving - we're no longer lecturer/content creators as we are remixers and DJs tweaking the mix of overwhelming information so our students get maximum yield from it."
Read the full interview with Dr. Sandy Antunes.
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If you've started a new job, earned another degree, welcomed a new addition to the family or have any other exciting news to announce, include it in the next issue of the Capitol Chronicle. Submit your information for the next Alumni Notes section.