The Office of Career Services at North Carolina A&T State University will host the 38th annual Career Awareness Program and Fair, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Corbett Sports Center.

Organizers expect more than 150 employers from across the United States are expected to participate in the fair. This event continues to be the largest of its kind among historically black colleges and universities, and is one of the largest in North Carolina. The fair is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

In keeping with tradition, Career Services will host an invitation-only banquet at the Sheraton Four Seasons. This year’s keynote speaker is Roderick M. McLean, vice president and deputy of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group within Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Roderick graduated Summa Cum Laude, from N.C. A&T with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master’s degree in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, as a GEM Fellow from the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science.  While working in Bethesda, he obtained his MBA from the University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business.

 He began working with Lockheed Martin 18 years ago as a Radar Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ.  He has held a number of assignments throughout his career, including Advanced Systems Engineering Functional Manager, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Technical Volume Proposal Lead, LCS Integrated Product Team Lead, Chief Systems Engineer, and Executive Assistant to a Business Unit President at Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) in Moorestown, NJ.  Prior to joining Aeronautics in Ft. Worth, Texas, Roderick worked at the Corporate Headquarters as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO.