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February 8, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor: 

We all fall down sometimes..

I was watching the Olympics this weekend – Women’s Freestyle Snowboarding, to be precise. I was in awe of the bravery of the athletes catapulting themselves into the air at crazy rates of speed… only to completely wipe out! Ouch!  Not sure what you follow, but the course that day was too cold, too fast, too… something. A lot of the athletes – the best at their sport, didn’t complete a successful run, save for those in the top positions. 

That got me thinking. The two times I tried snowboarding, I ended up on my butt most of the day (and barely able to walk for days later), so I definitely admire their prowess and athleticism. As I was watching, even for the cringeworthy moments, I was inspired. The perfection combined with real errors made me feel better about my own mistakes. Because, we all make them. And what is more is the community the competitors had with one another. The high fives, the hugs, the consolations. Even when the stakes are so high. Granted, things are likely different when the cameras are off, but there is a lot to take away. 

  1. Even the best fall down sometimes
  2. You give it your all, and shrug off the rest
  3. Surround yourself with a community that supports you – even when (and especially if) you mess up

So much of this is true for careers and as you move through college and life. While we all see the polished side of one another – the perfection – the truth is that we all take our falls and hits along the way. Maybe the past week has been rough, or maybe you haven’t gotten that longed-for job or internship. It will be ok. You pick yourself up, shrug, and keep on moving to the next right thing. 

Until then, stay warm #Hoyas!
Quick note: my appointments through the end of February are filling up fast. Need someone to talk to about your search but can’t find an open appointment slot? Never fear! Make an appointment with your Government Peer Advisor, Anya. You can find her under “Industry Advising” → “Government Peer Advising.” 
Have a great week!

Check out the following resources for the latest career news: 

Helpful Resources

Federal Internship & Fellowship Opportunities and TimelinesApplying 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. 

House Office of Diversity & Inclusion Portal
Looking for information on Hill opportunities? Be sure to check out this office’s vast resources, including a great report on pay and representation on the Hill. You can also submit your resume to the Democratic database, or the Republican database.

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Article Of The Week

SFS Career Center Podcast | Listen to the latest episode on your browser on podcast apps
In the January 2022 episode, join alumni from a range of different agencies as they share their motivations for choosing public service, highlights of working in their agencies, and tips for navigating federal hiring paths. The SFS Career Center Podcast is dedicated to delivering the insights and information to help Hoyas find and achieve their best career.

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor:
Beth Schill

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

Virtual Drop-Ins:
New drop-in hours for spring semester!
Drop-ins will now be available 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. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Government, Nonprofit, and Education’.