Government, Nonprofit & Education: Opportunities Newsletter
July 13, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
From the Advisor: “Bark, Bark, Bark!!” That means, “Hope you are well, Hoyas!”
Hey #Hoyas! I hope you are doing well. Jack and I can’t wait until we welcome you back for the school year. Until then do be sure to check out this newsletter for more information on hot job opportunities, Fall 2021 internship opportunities, and more!
It’s all about one thing: education. In conversations with our employer partners, they say that they are still looking to fill positions for this coming fall, in addition to looking for Fall 2022. Not every position is for that of a classroom teacher, either. Be sure to check each organization and position to see the details. And if you aren’t sure if a job in education is right for you, make time to schedule an appointment with me. I’d be happy to chat through any questions you may have.
The Biden Administration, believe it or not, is still appointing a lot of people to key positions (new window)in the administration. And while those positions may be a bit senior for you, it does mean there continues to be a lot of movement throughout the city. So much so that Traverse Jobs is offering an Independence Day sale on their subscription (promo code: Independence) (new window).
The Security Clearance Dilemma: I’ve also heard from a few of you that your hard-earned summer internship has been rescinded as your clearance paperwork hasn’t come through yet. Total bummer. Seriously – it stinks. Some of you have asked what you can do, or rather, should do to prepare for this. The big thing is to know that if you ever get a conditional offer, please know it is just that. Conditional. Do not count it as a for sure thing until you are literally in the building (or remote location) for your internship. Most intelligence orgs and parts of the DOD or State Department do their best to make sure any security paperwork is processed in time for an internship. But every semester I do work with your fellow Hoyas who’ve had their offers rescinded. What to do about it? Well, to be honest, there is not much you *can* do. I always recommend being in touch with your recruiter and security officer on at least a monthly basis to ensure they have all the information they need. Beyond that, always (always) have a Plan B in place (as well as C, D, E, F, G). Don’t worry about what to do if you get more than one offer at a time, we can help coach you through that!
Last, if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to get texts from me. This is a great way to learn about last minute jobs that don’t make it into the newsletter. Find the group below and follow the prompts to sign up:
- Congressional Careers (new window)
- Education Careers (new window)
- Government Careers (new window)
- Government Relations Careers (new window)
- Intelligence Careers (new window)
- International Organization Careers (new window)
- Post-Graduate Service (new window)
- Non-Profit Careers (new window)
And, just in case you are looking for me, I’ll be offline the last two weeks of July, taking a much needed break from the screen. I look forward to being in touch come August.
Until then, stay cool!
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Article of the Week
Did you miss last week’s event on July 7th on Careers on the Hill, hosted by Tom Manatos? Be sure to check out the video posted here (new window) along with their other videos (new window) focused on working on Capitol Hill, the White House and administration as well as finding a job during times of transition. Also check out their helpful 11 Networking Tips For Your DC Job Hunt (new window).
Career Center Resources
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’.