NCMA's StudentsConnect
July 2012
Message from an NCMA Staff Member

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I recently attended a college career fair on behalf of NCMA and had the pleasure of meeting with many students and graduates to discuss leveraging their background toward a career in contract management. When I suggested that one attendee try an internship, he yelped "I need to earn money! I can't give my time for free!" I explained to him that not all internships are unpaid—in fact, there are plenty of programs that offer paid internships, sometimes even at an attractive entry-level pay.

Internships are a great way to build your on-the-job knowledge of contracting and we've compiled a list of some of the internships within the profession. This list will continue to grow, so save the link, remember the shortcut, and refer to it often. Even if your graduation is still some time out, getting a solid head start is to your advantage. If you haven't already done so, take this time to map out your strategy.  

Correen Dingle
Marketing Specialist


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Upcoming Networking and Professional Development Opportunities

You are in the early stages of your career, so it is even more 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 meet, network, and get to know the people that can help guide you. Below are just a few upcoming events. Contact your local chapter and view NCMA's online calendar for additional events.

July 17: NCMA Central Arkansas Chapter Meeting - Little Rock, AR

July 29: FREE Contract Management Career Fair (during World Congress) - Boston, MA


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