Careers in Public Service: Opportunities Newsletter

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September 14, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor: A special Edition!

Hey Hoyas – this will be a short n sweet message this week. I just wanted to make sure you knew about two very exciting events happening this week!. 

Annual (Virtual) Career Fair (new window) | Friday, September 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

This is our biggest event of the year, hosting over 75 firms from all industries. These firms are hiring for both internships and full-time positions; all undergraduate and graduate students from all programs are invited to participate. 

The following companies are just a few that are participating:
        Defense Threat Reduction Agency                                    Alliance for Catholic Education 
          Naval Research Laboratory                                                NYU Teacher Residency
          Capgemini Government Solutions                                    The Institute of World Politics
          Internal Revenue Service (IRS)                                          Great Oaks Charter Schools
          National Security Agency (NSA)                                       KIPP DC Public Schools
          U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)                  Think Academy US – TAL Education Group
          U.S. Government Accountability Office                           AARP
          Peace Corps                                                                        Americans for Tax Reform
          Federal Bureau of Investigation                                       International Rescue Committee
          United States Secret Service                                           Jill’s House
          Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Dept.                                       Teach For America
          National Air and Space Museum                                     Cato Institute
          Federal Energy Regulatory Commission                        JVC & JVC NW

Please note that virtual fairs work a bit differently than in-person fairs. Instead of standing in a hot, crowded room, you RSVP for specific time slots to speak with company representatives from the comfort of your own space. See below for directions on how to get set up for the fair. 

To register for the fair and for employer time slots, please click here (new window). We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Email (new window)

** How Virtual Career Fairs Work
Please note that virtual career fairs work differently than in-person career fairs. Participating is a two step process.

  1. Register for the fair now by clicking here (new window)If you have not logged into Handshake before, use your standard NetID/Password logon.
  2. Then register for time slots. Employers will set up either 10-minute, 1:1 slots to speak directly with students, or 30-minute, group information sessions to do a presentation on their firm. Employers determine which types of interactions are available; you can register for whatever is open and available based on your time commitments.
  3. At 10:00 a.m. on the day of the fair, log on to Handshake (new window) and follow the appointment slots you have registered for!

Website Note

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Article of the Week

Interested in serving abroad with the Peace Corps? Curious what’s going on with their recruitment? This article (new window) goes in depth on how they are celebrating their 60th Anniversary, and when they expect to be back up to full strength. 

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor:
Beth Schill (new window) (new window)

Writing Resumes & Cover Letters (new window)
Networking Skills (new window)
Interviewing Skills (new window)
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major? (new window)

Virtual Drop-Ins:
New drop-in hours for spring semester!
Drop-ins will now be available (new window) from 9-10AM Tuesday through Friday, 1-2PM Monday through Friday, and 7-8PM Monday through Thursday every week. 

Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake (new window). Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Government, Nonprofit, and Education’.