Does applying for federal jobs seem daunting or even impossible? Fortunately, the Call to Serve Network is here to help!
The Call to Serve Network is the only national system that collaborates with both federal agencies and higher education institutions to promote federal service and recruit the next generation of public servants. Every fall, our team visits campuses across the country to provide workshops and training on navigating federal career opportunities and to recruit for paid opportunities in government. In 2022, we reached 58 schools in 23 states, and 43% of those we visited were minority-serving institutions.
2023 Campus Visits
Campus visits on the Public Service Roadshow are customized to meet the unique needs of colleges and universities. Campus visits might include:
- Workshops on how to apply for federal jobs.
- An overview of our GoGovernment resources, including:
- An overview of career opportunities for students, such as:
- The Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program.
- The Pathways Internship Program (by agency).
- Entry-level openings at various agencies.
We tailor these sessions to students, and the advisors and staff who support students in their pursuit of public service careers. We also collaborate with career services programming, partner with on-campus groups, visit student centers and offer one-on-one advising sessions.
What else is in store for fall 2023?
Since the Call to Serve Network team cannot do in-person visits for all colleges and universities, we host three virtual sessions for students all across the country!
Are you a career advisor? Consider building a watch party into your fall professional development programming (and send us a photo of your event!).
- Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. EDT.
- Thursday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 12 p.m. EDT.
‘Navigating Your Federal Career: Expo for Students, Interns and Recent Grads’
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
Partnership for Public Service – Washington, D.C.
600 14th St NW Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20005
“Navigating Your Federal Career: Expo for Students, Interns and Recent Grads,” otherwise known as “D.C. Intern Night,” provides networking opportunities and guidance on the federal hiring process for students, interns and recent graduates in the Washington, D.C., area.
Hosted at the Partnership office, the event includes partners from federal agencies who share internship and job opportunities, and highlights resources on public service career opportunities.
This year’s program will feature a keynote speaker and a career panel of public servants speaking about their experience working in the federal government.
- “The presentation was engaging and direct, making it feel like every minute was worth it.”
- “I think a lot of people need to learn about the wide variety of fields in the federal government.”
- “I learned about different opportunities that I never considered before.”
- “It is good to know that resources are out there for students interested in federal employment and internships.”
- “Actually having someone walk through USAJOBS was so helpful for me and the students.”
In 2022, we reached 2,318 students and delivered 85 presentations.
- 72% of students surveyed felt likely to pursue opportunities in the federal government after the workshop.
- 86% of students surveyed agreed that the workshop was a good use of their time.
- 100% of advisors have a good understanding of the resources on federal hiring available to them through the Partnership.