Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center
(321) 867-2468

Oct. 9, 2003
RELEASE : 84-03
NASA Recruitment Team In Atlanta Area, Oct. 14-17
A team of NASA representatives will be in the Atlanta area, Oct. 14-17, in search of talented and enthusiastic students or recent graduates of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College interested in pursuing a career with NASA.

The NASA Awareness and Job Exploration Days are part of an Agency-wide approach to addressing the industry need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills. This approach, known as the Corporate Recruitment Initiative (CRI), will attract and maintain a workforce that is representative of the Nation's diversity and includes the competencies that NASA needs in order to deliver sustained levels of high performance that the Agency's challenging mission requires.

Workshop participants will receive information on current NASA vacancies and internship opportunities, participate in student/recruiter consultation sessions, and receive training on how to search for NASA jobs utilizing the NASA STARS automated resume' builder.

The workshop is being hosted by Clark Atlanta University. A welcome and introductory session will take place from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 14, at the Cole Research Center Exhibition Hall.

The opening session will feature a keynote address by NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe and will take place Oct. 15 at the Cole Research Center Auditorium. Other guest speakers include NASA Associate Administrator for Education, Dr. Adena Williams Loston and Astronaut Stephanie Wilson.

In addition to the speakers, the day's activities include a series of briefings that will provide information on NASA's science and technology pipeline, faculty research, and student cooperative, internship, and fellowship opportunities.

The job exploration day will take place on Oct. 16 at the Cole Research Center Exhibition Hall. This full day event will focus on providing information on current NASA vacancies, internship opportunities, and student/recruiter consultations.

CRI is designed to attract and retain students who possess the following critical needs competencies: Systems Engineering; Test Engineering; Mission Assurance; Human Factors; Nuclear Engineering; Integration Engineering; Design and Development Engineering; Quality Engineering and Assurance; Business Management; and Mission Execution.

CRI's objectives are to: strengthen NASA's college recruitment program; increase awareness of and interest in NASA education and employment opportunities; use workforce analysis as a foundation for NASA-wide recruitment; and, partner with minority, women, and individuals with disabilities' professional, scientific research and education organizations to enhance interest and participation in NASA career opportunities.

To submit a resume using NASA's automated staffing and recruitment system visit:

For more information about NASA visit:

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