February 2018 - University Outreach
When most people think about careers in the Department of Defense (DoD) they think of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines in uniform - our Warfighters. HCI spent February 12th - 15th in sunny Florida meeting with select colleges to develop partnerships and share career opportunities in the DoD to lead the way for our Defense Acquisition Workforce.
University of Florida
First stop, the University of Florida! From left: Ms. René Thomas-Rizzo,Director of HCI; and Aissa Tovar, Human Capital Analyst at HCI.
While in Florida, we had the opportunity to visit SOFWERX, one of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)'s newest innovation labs! SOFWERX, a partnership between Defensewerx and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), brings innovative minds together to solve the most challenging problems facing our warfighters today while keeping an eye to the future.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Our director, Ms.René Thomas-Rizzo, and her staff met with Embry-Riddle Career Services in Daytona Beach to talk about opportunities for students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the DoD.
University of Tampa
We had a great time connecting with the Office of Career Services at the University of Tampa! From left: Kelly Allgeir, Associate Director, Office of Career Services at UT; Mark Colvenbach, Director, Office of Career Services at UT; Matt Battista, Manager of Employee Development at UT; René Thomas-Rizzo, Director of HCI; Aissa Tovar, Human Capital Analyst at HCI; Cathy Dunleavy, Senior Human Capital Manager at HCI; and Valerie Shuey, Deputy PEO-Services at United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
University of South Florida
We also stopped by the University of South Florida during our college tour. From left: Cathy Dunleavy, senior Human Capital Manager at HCI; Mike McCay, Director of Employer Relations and Career Services at USF; Aissa Tovar, Human Capital Analyst at HCI; Valerie Shuey, Deputy PEO-Services at USSOCOM; René Thomas-Rizzo, Director of HCI.