A new center is teaching students about a major Northern Virginia industry — government contracting.
Sophia Marshall, employer relations manager for George Mason University’s (GMU) School of Business gave a presentation at an Education & Innovation Committee meeting.
She provided information about the Center for Government Contracting (CGC) that opened recently.
Liza Wilson Durant Volgenau School of Engineering also spoke at the meeting, which was hosted by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in Manassas last week.
Collaboration and research are two pillars of the center, which also focuses on education and training.
“The CGC is really, really, really huge on executive education, and that would be the leadership piece,” Marshall said. “So, we’re talking to people that are very interested in leadership, helping to build our leaders to give them more government contracting competencies.”
Career services offered by the School of Business was discussed during the meeting, as well.
Staff members help students with their resumes, prepares them for interviews, and offers workshops.
“We have a lot of students who come in all the time and just don’t know what to do with a business degree,” Marshall said.
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