If you’re outside the D.C. Metro area, the concept of supporting the missions of defense and federal agencies can be a foreign one. Last fiscal year there was nearly a $600B investment into contracts supporting the federal government. This is great news for career professionals at all levels from interns to executives. Mission-Focused, Mission-Critical
I Have an Identity Crisis Really, I do. I’ve struggled with my job title since my love of design has merged into my exploration of markup and coding languages. Most days I split my time between sitting with the designers and sitting with the developers. And I could not be happier.
Summer Internships Each summer MetroStar hosts a class of interns, who are provided with the opportunity to gain real-life experience related to their field of study. Students come from around the country to join our internship program and become an integrated part of MetroStar’s teams, mission, and culture. This summer, our interns got to
As job opportunities become more and more competitive for recent graduates, companies are more interested in candidates who already have some professional experience. Instead of spending the summer on the couch stuffing your face with junk food, getting fried outside by the pool every day, or listening to your parents bug you about your laziness
It’s a tough job market out there, and with some companies receiving hundreds of applications (sometimes per day!), it can also be where your resume gets lost in the shuffle. As the landscape becomes more competitive, it’s increasingly important to work hard to set yourself apart from other applicants in your industry. Here are
If you’re an IT entrepreneur and haven’t seen HBO’s Silicon Valley, I’d definitely add it to your “binge watch over a rainy weekend” list. Not only is it pretty darn funny, but you can learn real-life business lessons from watching the Pied Piper startup navigate Silicon Valley. As real-life entrepreneurs, we’ve faced many similar challenges
If you’ve ever wondered what a project manager at MetroStar does every day, here’s a peek at life through the eyes of one of our PMs, Jorge Vazquez. In the first episode of our “Day in the Life” YouTube series, Jorge gives you an exclusive look into his everyday routine (which, yes, includes a
1. Be awake. If your phone interview is scheduled for the morning, don’t treat your interviewer’s call as a wake-up call. Get out of bed at least an hour before your interview and take some time to freshen up, eat breakfast, review your notes, and drink water to fight that crackly morning voice.
How to Succeed in an Interview 1. Dress well. When in doubt, always lean towards dressing formally. Not only will this give off a good first impression, but you’ll feel more confident when you come in wearing your best set of clothes. 2. Arrive on time. There’s nothing worse than keeping your interviewer waiting
Finding the Right Fit As a marketing management student about to enter my senior year at Virginia Tech, getting real-world experience as a marketing intern was a top priority for me this summer. I spent several weeks applying to numerous marketing internship programs until I found my perfect match, MetroStar Systems. What drew me