On Tuesday, October 26, the Career Center hosted a panel on student internships in the federal government. This panel — part of Federal Careers Week — featured AU alums from the Government Accountability Office and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as a representative of the Bureau of Land Management.
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It’s now common knowledge that AU students are the most politically active in the United States. Even still, it’s easy to forget the organizing structure of the federal government and how you might learn more about the agencies under it.
With Federal Careers Week starting next Monday, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of federal jobs and internships.
Visit this blog often for information on:
- The basics of the federal government
- Using USAJobs to find and apply for jobs (and some internships)
- Going beyond USAJobs to find even more internships
- Writing a successful federal resume
- Reading a federal job announcement
- Understanding federal pay schedules
Questions? Suggestions for other topics? Leave a comment.
When you get surveys from us, it’s always a good idea to fill them out and not just to give us feedback to help us make our services better for you, but for your chance to win! Shannon Rooney, a graduate student at SIS, won a $25 gift card for completing the Federal Careers Week survey. Her entry was chosen at random. Don’t miss your chance next time!
There are two great events lined up on Tuesday night, October 6, on the first floor of MGC, focusing on two huge job markets in this unique “company town”: government and associations.
First, as part of Federal Careers Week, an overview session for those interested in exploring jobs and internships in the federal government, in MGC 4, 5:30-7. There are opportunities for communications specialists in every branch, in every department, in every part of the country. (P.S. Check out advisor Chris Hughes’ podcast debunking myths of Federal jobs!)
I am always amazed at the plethora of possibilities in the federal government for people of any ilk and interest. For whatever reason, I grew up thinking that if you had a government job, you were just a paper pusher, mediocre at best. But then I moved to Washington, DC, and met amazingly talented, dedicated, and passionate people working for . . . the government! Maybe you’ve never thought about a government job, or maybe you grew up biased, too, afraid of what you THOUGHT government service meant. Listen to what Chris Hughes has to say about four of the most common myths.
Find out more! The AU Career Center’s Federal Careers Week starts this Monday! Click here for more information.