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April 12, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

Emailed: 04/12/2022

From the Advisor: Things are Looking Up

In the spirit of sharing good information, I’m adapting this week’s newsletter from my colleague, and Arts, Media & Communication Industry Advisor, Jacki Banks. As she noted in her column, after a couple of difficult years, things are looking up!  According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “employers report that they plan to hire almost one-third (31.6%) more new college graduates from the Class of 2022 than they hired from the Class of 2021.” 

In particular, the field of education is already seeing some record breaking stats that are in your favor. So, trust us when we say to go where the jobs are. IN the meantime, here are some handy-dandy tips especially if you want to use the brief break to focus on your search. 

Get Resume & Cover Letter Ready

Get Brand Ready: LinkedIn

  • Follow LinkedIn’s Job Search Checklist “to attract employers, grow your professional skills, and connect to new job opportunities through a great LinkedIn profile.”
  • Check out what skills you might need in your chosen industry or job function from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team. (Scroll down the page to “Explore the data.”)
  • It’s not too late to learn a new skill FOR FREE courtesy of LinkedIn Learning. Courses you can find on LinkedIn Learning: Google Universal Analytics Training; Search Engine Optimization; Excel: PivotTables for Beginners (and SO MUCH MORE)

Where are other graduates with my major working?
We’ve long said that major doesn’t equal career.  (Generally speaking, that is. If you want to be an accountant, probably a good idea to take lots of accounting classes!) To get a sense of the broad array of employers, industries and job functions available to you, check out post-graduation outcomes of previous graduates. 

General Job Resources

Industry-Specific Job Resources
As if that isn’t enough information for you, also be sure to check out the following resources great as you start out your career in public service. 

Last but not least, I am looking to hire my next student to work with me next year! This person would be helping to create and edit my newsletters, and that of our pre-law advisor, Andreas. Have ideas about how to make these newsletters better? Be sure to check out the position description here

Enjoy the break, all!

Website Note

You are currently viewing a shortened version of this newsletter, leaving out the events and job opportunities from that time. To see the full version, click here.

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

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

Opportunities in Education

5 Things to Know About This Hiring Season (From SelectEd)
We recently released our Spring 2022 Mid-Year Report where we explore the hiring season’s candidate pool. We also surveyed our PK-12 school partners to understand their needs. Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Teachers — now more than ever — have more liberty to choose from multiple schools. This gives teachers the autonomy to find a school that fits their career needs. 
  • The teacher shortage has affected all school types across the country. 67% of District, Charter, Independent, and Religious schools we surveyed have reported a greater number of available vacancies. 
  • Besides teacher vacancies, schools are looking to fill roles for specialists (24%), administrators (22%), and TA’s or paraprofessionals (16%). 
  • We’ve partnered with schools in 27 new regions across the country. 
  • PK-12 schools are now hiring for summer positions as well as positions for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year

Helpful Job Banks and Resources

Federal Internship & Fellowship Opportunities and Timelines
Applying for federal and intelligence positions can be confusing, between security clearances and early deadlines. This document contains information on deadlines, eligibility, and pay for student opportunities at the federal departments and intelligence agencies. 

Heritage Foundation Job Bank for State Government Roles
Are you interested in serving in state government? Do you have friends and associates who would be interested in serving? If so, please visit the Heritage Job Bank’s State Government job offerings today. 

House Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Interested in a role in the House, but not sure what you can do to get started? Be sure to check out this office for tips and tricks, and links to both Democrat & Republican resume banks!

House of Representatives Employment Bulletin & Senate Employment Bulletin
Interested in interning or working on the Hill? Be sure to subscribe and check both of these websites often. They are updated each week that the House or Senate are in session. 

Fellowships, Grants & Scholarships 

Move for America | Fellowship Program | Apply ASAP
The Move for America Fellowship Program is a paid, immersive learning experience for emerging leaders to move across America’s cultural, political, and geographic fault lines to live, learn, and serve. Fellows will serve in community-based organizations, build relationships, and learn about their host town. They will participate in professional development sessions, peer mentorship, and complete a capstone project designed to build the skills and habits to bridge divides through youth engagement.

Even in government…follow the money.

I often mention to job seekers that when you are looking for jobs, it is important to follow the money. Even in the area of public service. Case in point? This awesome article from Forbes breaks down where the money from the Biden Administration’s recent $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill is going. If you are job-hunting, be sure to note which agencies are getting this pot of money. You’ll likely see a jump in hiring in those agencies and areas where the money is directed.

Industry Advisor:
Beth Schill

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Drop-In Appointments:
All drop-ins are back in person through the end of the Spring 2022 semester from 1-3PM Monday through Friday. 

One on one Appointments:
Appointments are available via Handshake. Click ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Schedule Appointment,’ then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Government, Nonprofit, and Education’  or ‘Government Peer Advisor’. [If you do not see appointment availability, please check back the following Monday or email]