Workforce Workshop Series

Building the Space Workforce

Sponsored By Jacobs

A Global Spaceport Alliance Virtual Workshop Series for
Spaceport America Cup™ Student Participants

In cooperation with Spaceport America and under the guidance of its Academic Partnership Working Group, the Global Spaceport Alliance will host a series of virtual workshops designed to provide practical workforce readiness instructions to students interested in careers in the space sectors. 

In cooperation with Spaceport America and under the guidance of its Academic Partnership Working Group, the Global Spaceport Alliance will host a series of virtual workshops designed to provide practical workforce readiness instructions to students interested in careers in the space sectors. While this series is primarily targeted to participants of the Spaceport America Cup, all students and recent graduates interesting in joining the space workforce are welcome.

Webinars are free of charge. Single sign-up includes access to all of the sessions.


    Kelli Mullens
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    Charlie Hurley
    Spaceport America

    Resume Building/ Social Media Presence

    MAY 18, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 Eastern

    Led by a space sector recruiter, this workshop will cover the essential ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of an effective resume for the space job market. It will also cover what is expected from your social media profile and how to use your social presence best. Included will be an opportunity for interview role-playing. Real examples of resumes/social profiles will be used to show what works and what doesn’t.

    Presenters:

    • Kelli Mullen, Senior Talent Consultant, Galaxy Tek Hires 
    • Charlie Hurley, Public Information Officer, Spaceport America 
    Global Spaceport Alliance
    Rice Space Institute
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    Houston Spaceport
    Charlie Hurley
    Spaceport America

    Connecting Students to Spaceports and Spaceports to Students

    JUNE 1, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 Eastern
    This workshop will include as many GSA member spaceport representatives as possible to join the student and university faculty audience. Spaceport America speakers will discuss the value and methods for spaceports to engage with regional universities and their students. The Space America Cup™ is one vehicle, but many others exist. Spaceport representatives will share what they are doing or hope to do in collaboration with universities and how such joint efforts can be enhanced. This session will serve to foster those connections.

    Presenters:

    • George Nield
      GSA Chair 
    • Dr. David Alexander 
      Director, Rice Space Institute
    • Arturo Machuca
      Director of Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport
    • Charlie Hurley
      Public Information Officer, Spaceport America 
    Stephan Reckie
    Global Entrepreneur Network
    Benjamin Hernandez
    Arizona Spaceport Alliance

    Entrepreneurship & Business Planning for Start-Ups

    JUNE 8, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 Eastern

    For many students interested in a career in the space sector, their first job maybe with a start-up company. With spaceports being regional hubs for space innovation, there is an obvious linkage for start-ups. This workshop will explore the range of space start-up opportunities and hear from a panel of spaceport representatives who are incubating and accelerating space start-ups. Spaceports and students will also find out how they can tap into the Global Network for Entrepreneurship for Space (GEN Space).

    Presenters:

    • Stephan Reckie
       Executive Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network – Space 
    • Karyn MacVean
       Arizona Spaceport Alliance 
    Kai Hiens with Limitless Space
    Limitless Space
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    International Space University
    Elizabeth Kennick - CEO of Teachers in Space
    Teachers in Space

    Space Career Opportunities Now and In the Future

    JUNE 15, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 Eastern

    The career opportunities in the space sector have dramatically changed in the past five years and will continue to change in the decade ahead. In this session, space sector leaders will provide an overview of emerging space capabilities that will require a technically diverse workforce. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to ask hard questions. 

    Presenters:

    • Kaci Heins
      Executive Director, Limitless Space Institute
    • Joe Bullington
      Senior Aerospace Manager, in the Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 
    • Ken Davidian
      Vice President, North American Operations, International Space University 
    • Liz Kennick
      CEO, Teachers in Space

    Kelli Mullen
    Senior Talent Consultant Galaxy Tek Hires

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    Charlie Hurley

    Charlie Hurley
    Public Information Officer
    Spaceport America

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