Friday, March 30, 2012

The White House Hosts a LGBT Career Event! Check It Out!

This is a unique opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (and allies closely involved in LGBT groups) to learn about careers and internships in the federal government (foreign service, military, agencies, White House, etc.), and also to meet LGBTQ college students from across the DC area. There will be remarks from John Berry, the highest ranking openly-gay official to ever work in the executive branch of the U.S. government. The RSVP deadline for UMD students is by the end of Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Although there are a good number of spaces available for UMD to have a substantial contingent, the space is limited at a point. To RSVP, you should know the following:
  • You must be a University of Maryland, College Park student (undergrad or grad). Please include your UID number in your RSVP email.
  • You must make sure you can attend the ENTIRE event before you RSVP. Check on your courses and other obligations BEFORE committing.
  • You must completely fill out the security information (including your email and phone number) in the attached spreadsheet, and this information needs to match the government issued ID you are bringing to enter the building.
To RSVP, send Nick Sakurai ( an email with your request to hold a spot, your UID number, along with the attached spreadsheet filled as required by the White House for entry to this event. First come, first served. You will hear back on Monday or Tuesday if there was a space for you or if you were added to a wait list, and then further details will follow. We will compile your RSVP's and send on your security information to our White House contact. Please also note that as lunch is not provided, you will need to either pack a lunch or bring some cash.

And, here are the event details as provided by the White House:

invites you to

featuring remarks by
Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Friday, April 13, 2012

10:00 AM – Noon
Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Lunch Break
Noon – 1:30 PM
(not provided by the White House)

Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 3:30 PM
White House Conference Center

LGBT college students are invited to a White House briefing on Federal government career opportunities featuring remarks by John Berry, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and staff and senior leaders from across the Obama Administration.  This event will be an opportunity to learn about career opportunities including career civil service, foreign service, military service, the Presidential Management Fellowship, White House and agency internships, and opportunities with the Obama Administration.  Participants will also have the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with LGBT agency staff and learn more about President Obama’s commitment to equal rights for LGBT people.