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October 2013
 Message from an NCMA Staff Member



Stay in the know and ahead of the game! Check out our recently updated intership list. Internship and training programs are a great way to build your on-the-job knowledge of contracting. Enjoy!

Kelly H. 
Marketing Specialist


Offer and Acceptance, Contracting Authority, Etc.


 10 Things Job-Seekers Must Do to Get a Better Job

Shutdown: 5 things to know on Day 3

This blog post discusses a court case on contracting authority. The author challenges you to find 10 basic points from the 10 page document. 

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“Things will get better for you, when you get better” states author Jim Rohn. In this article, he provides a basic guideline on how to be savvy and aggressive for job seekers that want to get a meaningful job.

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This article discusses five things you should know about the current federal government shutdown.

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Contract Management Term of the Month

hedging: A futures purchase or sale entered into for the purpose of balancing a sale or purchase already made, or under contract, in order to offset the effects of potential market price fluctuations. 

Brought to you by The Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms, 7th Edition.


Events: Upcoming Networking and Professional Development Opportunities

You are in the early stages of your career, so it’s important for you to take advantage of all the professional development opportunities available to you. You also want to make yourself known, so please get out and network to get to know the people that can help guide you. The following are just a few upcoming events. Contact your local chapter and view NCMA’s online calendar for additional events.

October 15: Nextgov Prime— Washington, DC 

October 23: NCMA Alamo Chapter Event— San Antonio, TX

October 23: Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Government Sector— College Park, MD


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