Back in 2009 or so, UW (led by staff in the Evans School) landed a two year grant that supported efforts across campus to help students find out about and pursue federal careers. “UW Making The Difference: Careers in Federal Government” became the name of UW’s chapter of a nationwide effort to elevate federal careers as an attractive choice to students.
One piece to that effort was a federal careers blog I created/maintained.
When thinking about content for this Government, Policy & Law Talent Community I remembered this blog, and even though it’s been asleep for many years, the more I dig back into this resource, the more I am reminded of the relevant insights and stories shared in this blog, from UW students who were interning and pursuing federal careers. Yes, some of the info is outdated because application processes change and hiring practices evolve, but much of what you can find is in this blog maintains value even in 2016.
UW undergraduate and graduate students we knew of who had interned or worked for federal agencies were invited to serve as ambassadors to the UW Making the Difference campaign. They shared their stories in the blog and I encourage you to see what they had to say!
- Ambassador Profile: Amye Hoerner, Social Security Administration
- Ambassador Profile: Elizabeth Streett, Department of State, Consular Affairs Intern
- Ambassador Profile: Elizabeth Streett, Army Human Resources Federal Career Intern
- Ambassador Profile: Nathaniel Gardner, Department of Commerce
- Ambassador Profile: Brendan Mulcahy, Department of State
- Ambassador Profile: Sage Emry-Smith, FEMA + Department of State
- Ambassador Profile: Elizabeth Comley, U.S. Commercial Service
- Ambassador Profile: Michael Benezra, U.S. Congress
In addition to these valuable student perspectives, here’s more to explore:
- “Networking in Washington D.C.” UW Evans School of Public Affairs Professor Mark Long shares with us his experience searching and networking for internships in Washington D.C.
- “A Career with the Social Security Administration in Washington State”
- “Careers with the U.S. Department of State”
- “A Future with the Foreign Service? A Student Perspective”
- “A Federal Agency Attorney’s Perspective”
- “Federal Employee Q&A (Dept. of Justice)”
- “Insider’s Perspective: Acclimating to Life as a Presidential Management Fellow in DC”
- “From Seattle to DC and Back” (10 part series!)