February is Public Service month at the Career Center!

Public Service Careers? We got ‘em!

If you’re interested in pursuing non-profit or government internships or careers, there are a number of can’t-miss events coming up this month.  From employer panels to “how-to” workshops about finding and applying for federal government jobs, and a two-day career fair for non-profit and government opportunities, we’re all about public service.

Non-Profit Opportunities Fair
Weds February 17, 2:30-5:30pm
MGH Commons

Government Opportunities Fair
Thurs. February 18: 2:30-5:30pm
MGH Commons

For a full list of the employers scheduled to attend each event, as well as a list of tips on how to prepare, please visit http://careers.washington.edu/Events/PS-NPO-Fair .

The Public Service Fairs are sponsored by The Career Center, the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, the Jackson School of International Studies, the Program on the Environment, with support from the School of Social Work.

And that’s not all!  If you want to make sure you’re at the head of the pack when applying for those federal jobs and internships, you’ll want to make sure you check out the details of the other panels we’re offering this month, focused on helping successfully begin a career in the federal government.

Graduate-Level Federal Internships & Fellowships
Thurs, Feb 18, 5:30-7:00,
Smith 205

Interested in working for the federal government and looking for a way to get your foot in the door? Consider a federal internship!  A panel of graduate students who have completed internships with a variety of U.S. federal agencies will discuss what they learned in these experiences and how they have affected their long term professional goals. We’ll also provide a brief overview of the different types of federal internships and fellowships such as PMF, FCIP, SCEP, and STEP.  There will be time for audience Q&A so come prepared with questions! Co-sponsored by The Career Center, Evans School, Jackson School, Graduate School, & UWB Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.  No registration required.

Employer Conversations: Working in the Federal Government
Tues, 2/16, 4:30-6:30
HUB 108

Interested in pursuing an internship or career with the federal government? Then you won’t want to miss this unique panel presentation, bringing federal government employer representatives to campus to tell you what federal government careers are all about, and how to be competitive for jobs in the field.  After the panel presentation, there will be an opportunity both for a full-group Q&A and one-on-one networking.

Finding Federal Government Jobs Workshop
2/12, 1:30-3:00
2/19, 3:00-4:30
Both in MGH 134

Are you interested in a great job – with a good salary, excellent benefits, and possible student loan repayment? Want a job where you can make a real difference – in the areas of health, environment, policy, international relations, and more? Consider working for the federal government – a sector doing lots of hiring! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to find agencies that might interest you, locate federal job openings, and tailor your application materials to show how your qualifications match what federal hiring authorities are seeking. All academic disciplines welcome! No registration required. This event is sponsored in conjunction with the UW Making a Difference: Careers in Federal Government initiative. Learn more at – uwmakingthedifference.blogspot.com

Questions? Contact the Career Center at 206.543.0535 or careerevents@uw.edu .