A fresh perspective on civil service careers

With the Nov. 2 election looming and the media saturated with political pundits, the role of government may seem “all politics.” Students can get a fresh perspective on how government works with a series of events Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 20 and 21, that demonstrate how people are making a difference through careers in civil service.

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department will be on campus for a number of programs. Below are some key events open to members of the university community. A full schedule, including event locations, is available on CareerLink at careers.wustl.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

  • 1-3:30 p.m. Individual resume reviews and informational interviews with government and public-policy employers
  • 4-5 p.m. Panel discussion with government and public-policy representatives
  • 5-6 p.m. Reception with professionals in government and politics
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. State Department employment information session

Thursday, Oct. 21

  • Noon. “Lunch with a Pro,” featuring Lauren Bailey of the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • 4-5 p.m. Workshop: “Finding and Applying to Federal Internships and Jobs”
  • 5-6 p.m. Foreign Service Officer Test Orientation

These events are co-sponsored by the Career Center and Gephardt Institute for Public Service. For more information, contact Robin Hattori at rhattori@wustl.edu or (314) 935-8628.

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