Interested in a government career?

You’ve got two great opportunities coming up to connect with recruiters from government agencies – everything from city to state to federal! – as well as opportunities to learn how to put your best food forward in the federal government hiring process.

First up?  The annual UW Government Job & Internship Fair on October 26th from 2-5pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons.  More than 25 employers will be in attendance – including the FBI, City of Seattle, Washington State Department of Health and many more – eager to meet in-person and talk with UW students and alumni interested in learning more about opportunities at their organizations. A complete list of attending agencies and organizations can be found on The Fairs App by clicking here.  No RSVP or pre-registration is required for this event.

Online more your speed?  The Intelligence Community (comprised of multiple agencies focused on national and international intelligence work) is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on October 26th from 11a-5p.  Although entirely online, you’ll have the opportunity to interface via chat with recruiters from agencies including the DEA,  NSA and FBI.  Registration for this virtual event is required and can be accessed by clicking here.

And don’t miss some great opportunities to be a more competitive candidate – from online applicant toolkits to resume-writing webinars (those federal resumes are indeed a little different!), be sure to check out some great resources:

  1. Federal Occupations Toolkit – This tool helps the user see all of the various types of jobs in the Federal Government, defines each one of them, and provides a quick search on USAJOBS to see what it currently available.
  2. Interns and Recent Graduates – This page gives the user information about the Pathways Programs, for students and recent graduates, and attempts to answer questions concerning the eligibility, program administration, training and development, program completion and additional resources.
  3. Applicant Tools and Resources – This section offers short informational videos to answer questions we routinely receive concerning the Federal hiring process, and additional documents to assist the job seeker when applying for a Federal job.
  4. “Writing Your Federal Resume” webinars  – This free virtual (online) presentation explains each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job. Register for October 23rd’s workshop here, November 21st’s here, and December 11th’s here.


By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections Emma O