Learn about Federal Government Job Opportunities
Over the next three years the federal government will undergo a major hiring surge for “mission critical” jobs and it is anticipated that 270,000+ jobs will be available.
As a way to educate the Meredith community about the federal government and opportunities available, Meredith’s Academic & Career Planning staff invited Kimberly Ainsworth, an Annenberg Public Service Speaker, to visit campus on October 20. Ainsworth, executive director of the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board, will discuss careers in federal government with students.
Ainsworth’s schedule includes the following events. Please note the audiences for each event, and RSVP as appropriate.
Reception for all faculty and staff (floating), Academic & Career Planning Resource Room, 2nd Floor Park Center
Learn about opportunities for students and alumnae in the Federal Government. Kimberly Ainsworth will be available to talk informally with faculty and staff. RSVP by Friday, October 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: Classroom Session - Sociology 436: Criminology
Tailored presentation for students in this class to discuss careers in federal law enforcement with agencies such as the CIA and FBI. Hear about other agencies students can consider. A discussion will take place about security clearances and the impact of poor decision making by students as it relates to social networking site involvement.
12:30-1:45pm: Lunch, Wyatt Room, 1st Floor Belk Dining Hall
Eight students will have the chance to participate in an intimate, small group conversation over a complimentary, plated lunch with Kimberly Ainsworth. With a diverse background of experiences in Federal Government, Ainsworth will answer questions of students which could include details about her background and experience, her work, and what it takes to be a competitive candidate for opportunities with the Federal Government.
Essay contest winners will be notified between October 14 and 15 if they have been selected to participate.
2-3:15 p.m.: General Information Session, ACP Resource Room Open to all students (undergraduates and graduates) and alumnae and facilitated by Kimberly Ainsworth. Attend to learn about the opportunities available, the hiring process, types of candidates, skills and experiences they are looking for, options for individuals with disabilities, in addition to “inside” tips for navigating the process. The federal government hires everyone from individuals in art and design, communication, education, social work and social sciences to those in biological science, environmental science, computer science, engineering, foreign language, history, international relations, and business, just to name a few.
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Information Session – co-sponsored by the History and Politics Club, Joyner Open to all students and alumnae and tailored to address political science and history jobs and the opportunities available in the federal government. Hear from Ms. Ainsworth about the possibilities for people interested in policy, law, public history and other areas. RSVP by Friday, October 16 to email@example.com.
Participation in this event will count for as a College Academic/Convocation Event.
Date Submitted: 2009-10-14