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US Government Seeking College Students, Degree Holders

US Government Seeking College Students, Degree Holders

Peter Vogt | Monster.com Career Coach

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The OPM isn’t alone in its marketing and recruitment efforts, despite the fact that some skeptics say the OPM’s prediction of an impending federal employee crisis is overblown. Indeed, the Partnership for Public Service has gone beyond studying the problem and is attempting to address it with two initiatives of its own:

Call to Serve, a nationwide collaborative of more than 550 colleges and universities and 60 federal agencies, is aiming to educate college students about federal career options. Beginning this fall, students on participating campuses will see a new promotional campaign featuring posters, student newspaper advertisements and a new Web site through which they can communicate via email with several federal government employees.

• A Summer Intern Event features nationally known speakers who talk to college students about federal government careers. On July 26, 2006, some 2,000 interns from across the Washington, DC, area heard from Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and NBC “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert.

But if you’re a college student, you don’t necessarily need to wait for Uncle Sam to come calling. Instead, start exploring possibilities by:

• Learning more about Internship opportunities with government agencies

• Attending Federal Job Fairs

• Reading the Ten Steps to Getting a Government Job guide


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    bmore_bestson

    almost 5 years ago

    58 comments

    Red tape could potentially hamper the governments’ efforts to recruit college graduates. The system used to identify, recruit, and employ government employees is broken and has been for a very long time. The government will need to improve and streamline the current employment process because it can take anywhere from 2 to 5 months before potential applicants are contacted about employment propositions.

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    kristinawilcox

    almost 5 years ago

    6 comments

    I don't think the age range was mentioned to exclude those who are over 40. The age range was mentioned because that is an ideal range where the employee will not be looking to retire within the next ten years. Employers don't want to waste time and money looking for new employees if they don't have to.

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    AlenaC66

    about 6 years ago

    440 comments

    It is nice that the Government want to hire more graduates. But why only graduates between 18-40? I am 41 working to get my Accounting degree, I would like to get into one of those Government internships.

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    BrownT

    about 6 years ago

    14 comments

    I certainly hope that this article is right about Gov't hiring more graduates because, I've been looking for awhile now and no luck yet!

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    Mollycochran

    about 6 years ago

    6 comments

    that would be great news for me...unfortunately months and months of applying has left me in the same place as i was before...a degree in intel, mandarin language skills, and no job. :-(

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    I too think anyone who have a college degree should be able to employ with the Gov. Very good post!

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    varsha12108

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    ITS GREAT

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    lynettedaye

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I am glad to hear that the Government is deciding to hire College Graguates. The issue I have is with the age range 18-40. There should not be a specific age range. Any Degree holder should be welcome to a government job. If you are 50 yrs of age and completed a college degree you should be entitled to a government job. Stop the exclusion and bring a higher standard to the workplace. I see a lot of jobs that have a high school diploma required and it is sad to hold advanced degrees and be devalued in the workplace. Also Government wants students to repay their loans, how can they repay student loans without adequate compensation on jobs.

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    lynettedaye

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I am glad to hear that the Government is deciding to hire College Graguates. The issue I have is with the age range 18-40. There should not be a specific age range. Any Degree holder should be welcome to a government job. If you are 50 yrs of age and completed a college degree you should be entitled to a government job. Stop the exclusion and bring a higher standard to the workplace. I see a lot of jobs that have a high school diploma required and it is sad to hold advanced degrees and be devalued in the workplace. Also Government wants students to repay their loans, how can they repay student loans without adequate compensation on jobs.

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    syed143

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Its great Govt., Job is seeking very difficult. But its very happy to say that Govt is hiring for Degree Holders. Thanking you,

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    There will be alot of hiring in the next couple years due to the amount of retirements happening. Wish I was one of them.

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