Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Interested in a Career with the Federal Government?

Federal Career Events for BSOS Majors

The Feller Center for Advising & Career Planning has partnered with the University Career Center and BSOS Departments to offer several workshops, programs and events to connect you with federal agencies. We will be adding to this list throughout the semester, but if you are interested in learning more about a possible internship or job with the federal government, review the list of events below. 

RSVP/Register for all of the events below and read more about each by visiting: 

https://fellercenter.umd.edu/careerevents#Federal-Career-Events 


FBI Honors Internship Program Information Session

August 31, 2022 • 5 - 6pm   | Virtual
This session will teach students all they need to know about the FBI, its mission, information on upcoming job/internship opportunities, and how to apply. Additionally, a recruiter from the FBI will be discussing what they look for from prospective candidates application submissions and how you can ensure that your application is competitive. Students interested in working with the FBI are highly encouraged to join this session have their questions answered!


FBI Mock Interviews
September 1, 2022 • 4 - 6pm  | In-Person
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will be at the UMD University Career Center conducting 20 minute mock interviews on Thursday September 1st from 4-6pm. This is a great opportunity for students interested in jobs/internships with the FBI to sharpen their interview skills ahead of the Bureaus upcoming hiring season. Spots are limited! Accepting RSVPs until August 25th, signup today!


ECON Career Success Night

September 6, 2022 • 5 - 8pm | In-Person
This event will feature some federal employers who are actively recruiting ECON students and will feature University resources dedicated to your career success. This event is not to be missed, especially for students interested in consulting, federal government work, and finance institutions who conduct their recruiting in the fall. ECON majors are encouraged to attend. 


UMD Fall 2022 Career & Internship Fair
Friday, September 23rd • 11am - 4pm | All Majors (Including STEM & Engineering)- VIRTUAL
Wednesday, September 28th • 11am - 4pm | STEM & Engineering Focus- STAMP
Thursday, September 29th • 11am - 4pm | STEM & Engineering Focus- STAMP
Friday, September 30th • 11am - 4pm | All Majors (Including STEM & Engineering)- STAMP
The University Career Center hosts the largest recruiting event for the fall, connecting employers with UMD's talented and diverse student and alumni population over several days. Open to all majors


Fall 2022 SUCCESS HOUR: Diversity Networking
Wednesday, September 28th • 5:30 - 7:30pm | RSVP via Careers4Terps
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Atrium Room
Come engage and network with employer representatives, including federal employers, seeking talented Black, Latinx, and other Terps from a diverse range of identities. Past students experienced SUCCESS acquiring internships & jobs through networking while learning about the practices of diversity and inclusion within professional environments. This event will be a great way to practice your informational interviewing skills with industry professionals. Take the next step towards becoming a #SuccessfulTerp!


UMD Justice & Government Networking Night
Thursday, September 29, 2022 • 6 - 8 p.m. | In-Person
Students will connect with employers and alumni working in the fields of Justice & Government. All UMD students interested in law, law enforcement, social services, federal & state government, and more are welcome to attend! Students will have the opportunity to discuss career paths, skills in demand and make new contacts, and even gain internship or job leads! *Undergraduate CCJS Majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event. 


Security Clearance Workshop: Prepare Now to Pass Later!

October 14, 2022 • 3:30 - 4:30pm 
Many applicants for federal positions, including summer interns and volunteers, undergo a suitability review or a security clearance background check. So…what is a security clearance? Essentially, a security clearance is a designation by the U.S. government that an individual is allowed to access classified information. There are several levels of clearance (Public Trust, Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret), and the different types of clearance provide the individual varying levels of accessibility to sensitive information. Open to all majors. 


Get to Know the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

October 21, 2022 • 8:30am - 1pm | Virtual
You will have the opportunity to learn about what the Fed does and the varied opportunities available at the Fed. Several key departments at the Fed will provide insights into career paths for students majoring in economics or finance. Representatives from our Research Department; Consumer Finance Institute; Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department; and Community Development and Regional Outreach Department will talk about their educational paths and career journeys and the important work that each department does for consumers, employers, and banks in our community.


Federal Government Search: Federal Resume Workshop

October 21, 2022 • 4:30 - 5:30pm
This workshop is designed for students pursuing professions within the Federal Government. Nawana, Regional Recruiter for the CIA will be talking to students and providing guidance as to how they can craft a federal resume that will help them be competitive in their job search.


Security Clearance Workshop: Prepare Now to Pass Later!
November 7, 2022 • 2 - 3pm 
Many applicants for federal positions, including summer interns and volunteers, undergo a suitability review or a security clearance background check. So…what is a security clearance? Essentially, a security clearance is a designation by the U.S. government that an individual is allowed to access classified information. 


Review more federal job and internship application resources offered by the Feller Center. Need help mapping out a plan to apply? Schedule a Career Planning appointment