Friday, August 7, 2009

Students - Have You Worked for the Feds?

The UW is currently looking for students who have completed internships or jobs with federal government agencies to help with our new UW Making the Difference: Careers in Federal Government campaign. There are lots of ways to get involved:

1. Serve as a student ambassador. Attend a one-day training and commit to 2-4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months. You'll be helping other students get excited about federal opportunities by assisting with events, marketing, etc.

2. Serve as a panelist during the Federal Internship Panel Discussion on October 21st from 5:00-6:00 in Parrington Hall.

3. Write a blog post about your federal experience, which will be posted on the this blog!

If you are interested in helping as an ambassador, panelist, or blogger, please contact Barry Wall at barry77 [at] u . washington . edu

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How to Ride the Federal Hiring Wave

Lily Whiteman has the insider view on federal hiring.

Read her informative article here.

Act on her advice.

Go for it!

U.S. Gov't Info Searchin' via Google

Our friends at Google just made searching for gov't info that much easier.

Check out Google [unclesam] Search.

Not sure what to search for? Think of your academic interests. What are your career goals? What issues really get under-your-skin? Think of challenges our country is facing. Think of global themes. Examples...

government accountability; K-12 education; President Obama; civil rights; federal internships; health care reform; green energy; human rights; foreign policy & diplomacy; LGBT advocacy; poverty; Supreme Court cases; DADT & DOMA; federal pay & benefits; homelessness; trade & microfinance; jobs in Oregon; veteran's affairs

Get your keyword search on & bookmark webpages you want to revisit. Thanks Google!