Posted by Tara Duprey
If you have considered a career in public service, Government Week is for you. If you are trying to figure out what options are available with your major, Government Week is for you. If you want to know how to stand-out with government employers, Government Week is for you.
What is Government Week?
We designed this week to provide you with an opportunity to learn about career possibilities in the federal government from alumni, employers and other experts in the field. Whether you are a first year student or a graduate, the information you gain will be valuable to you as you consider your career options.
What’s in it for you?
Remember, at the end of the day, or in your case when you graduate, you want to be in a position to make a choice. Industry weeks are all about helping you to identify your options. The events are a great, non-committal way to learn about the possibilities within different industries.
What can you expect from the week?
On Monday, representatives from Homeland Security, the Department of Commerce and the FDIC will offer suggestions on how to make your skills stand out while touching on the variety of careers available with the federal government.
Also on Monday, federal career expert and Washington Post contributor Derrick T. Dortch will give you key tips and tricks for searching for government opportunities.
On Tuesday, hear practical advice on finding creative ways to use your liberal arts education from a curator at the Smithsonian. If you are curious about the intelligence community, you should not miss Tuesday’s CIA Roundtable during which representatives will explain the realities of work in the Agency.
Wednesday, you can learn about how best to prepare for a government interview through an interactive workshop. Later that day, find out about the resources available for you if you are looking for internship on the Hill.
On Thursday, have your résumé reviewed during walk-in appointments, then find out the truth about the security clearance process from a CIA representative.
Round out the week with a lunch for current students with alumni working in public service.
Space is limited for some of these events, so check out the Web site and RSVP now. We hope to see you there!