October 2020 

Smile, You're on Camera

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), and to help slow its spread, virtual interviews are now taking the place of in-person interviews - and they may have staying power. In this blog post, we review the best practices for acing a virtual interview and provide a list of tips for standing out in one. Read the blog>>.

Navigating Your Tech Career Path as a Contractor
Working as an IT contractor can be a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. However, it's not without its challenges. In this blog post, we share with you the best path for finding new opportunities, provide you with tips for staying up-to-date in your field, and list for you the best practices for negotiating the contract itself. Read the blog>>.

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Our client in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking a junior developer to work on an initial WinForms in VB.Net project (newer technologies to follow). The engagement will be remote to start. 
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Front-End Developer
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Help Desk Analyst
Our client is on the market for a Help Desk Analyst to help support a wide range of educational technology. This is a 6-12 month contract where work is to be performed onsite in Woodside, DE. 
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Divya Akula
This month we shine the spotlight on Divya Akula! Working as a Software Security Engineer, Divya is responsible for examining security systems and web applications to protect against vulnerabilities and attacks for the State of Delaware's Department of Technology & Information.

Let's take a moment to learn more about her in this month's Fast Five.
1. Years and projects worked on at PSCI? 
I have been working with PSCI since October 2018 at DTI (Department of Technology & Information) as a Software Security Engineer.
2. Favorite weekend hobby? 
Any outdoor activity, usually a hike on Sunday morning and tennis in the evening.

3. What would people be surprised to learn about you? 
I'm a state level classical dancer.

4. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? 
Many places on my bucket list but I would love to go to Paris! My favorite and dream place to visit.
5. What separates PSCI from other consulting firms you've worked with? 
PSCI stands apart from other consulting firms as they care about the client and deliver excellence, and they are always there when needed.

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In Memoriam

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Jack Hovis. Jack has been a part of the PSCI family for the entire 27 years we have been in business, mostly as our client at Sunoco and PES, and for the last year as an employee and consultant at Wawa. The first consultant to work for PSCI was assigned to a contract in Jack's group. And many more followed.

More than a professional colleague, Jack was a friend who became a part of our family.

Whether it was an Anniversary dinner for one of our employees, a Thanksgiving lunch, or a Holiday party, we could always count on Jack to brighten the room.

We will miss Jack's amazing intelligence and technical skills, his witty sense of humor, ease of laughter, and how he helped shape the success and culture of PSCI. Rest in Peace old friend.

~ The Staff of PSCI

A Spotlight on Mental Health

PSCI utilizes the services of Creative Benefits to assist with the intricacies of benefits administration. In January 2020, they announced a 12-part Mental Health Campaign to increase mental health awareness and provide mental health education.

We will be utilizing this space to deliver those campaigns to you!

This month's topic: Ways to Protect Your Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19
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