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November 29, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor: 

Yawn! Well, Hoyas, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and were able to get some R&R before the final push to… errrrr… finals. While you are getting back in the swing of things, I did want to make sure to let you know that there are, in fact, quite a few cool opportunities coming your way. 

One main area is on Capital Hill. Now, some of you may have heard we had this thing called midterm elections about a month ago. And while the Senate will remain in Democrat control, the House will be shifting to a Republican majority. And what does that mean for you? Well, yes, policy implications, but more relevant for this newsletter is a lot of job movement and opportunities on the Hill, and in Hill adjacent organizations (think lobbying and advocacy organizations). 

And why is that? Simple! New members of congress staff up, and those members not re-elected, or retiring, find their staffers in need of new jobs. What’s more, post-midterm elections the administration also often sees a shift in high level jobs. And while you’re probably not in the running for a Secretary, DepSec or Assistant Secretary job (#dasheddreams), it can result in a lot of reorganizing and reshuffling in lower level staff. 

According to the site TraverseJobs.com, “In the past 17 days, 125 Capitol Hill jobs have been posted on Traverse Jobs…Shifts in power and members have trickle down effects well beyond congressional offices themselves. Lobbying and communications at trade associations, government affairs firms, PR firms, think tanks and the like all have some form of realignment in priorities. And that often translates into changing hiring needs. Government affairs posts have increased nearly 30% since the election.” What’s more is over 250 internships were posted on that same site in the past month. Cool beans, huh? And, did I mention that Cawley has a subscription for you all for TraverseJobs? Check out this site for login information. If you want your own subscription, they also have a special $10 off special (just use code BF2022 at checkout). 

If you want to also learn about some tips for job hunting during a shift in political transitions, I also suggest checking out this presentation by Tom Manatos Jobs. There are a lot of great nuggets here to help you on your search. And, of course, I am also always happy to assist and answer any questions you may have. 

Until next time! 
Peace, 
Beth

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Please note that this is a sampling of opportunities with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.


Feds Make Big Funding Push for More Mental Health Clinics

Dennis Thompson – HealthDay News

“The federal government is pumping millions more dollars into an effort to expand the United States’ network of community mental health centers.”

Read the full article here.

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