Do want a job with security? How about a cool internship to better prepare you for finding a job once you graduate? The 2016 Government and Nonprofit Career Fair on Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 at EMU is an opportunity to connect with local, state, and federal government agencies and local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations. These agencies may be offering volunteer, paid and unpaid internships, part-time employment positions, and full-time employment opportunities. All EMU students and alumni, from all majors and degree levels are welcome to attend this event.
A career in the public sector – with a government agency or nonprofit organization – provides a fulfilling opportunity to give back to your community and effect change locally, regionally, nationally, and even globally. However, these careers range greatly from business functions to program creation to direct care of those in need. For instance, every federal agency has a team of attorneys, accountants, HR professionals, and administrative support personnel who are key to the function of the agency. Additionally, nonprofit organizations are essentially small to large businesses that serve a greater purpose or a direct need through their programs. No matter your major or degree level, you can find your purpose in public sector employment.
A huge range of potential employers will be at the fair. You get a job at anywhere from the DEA or FBI to Wastenaw County and the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency to the Metro Detroit YMCA! Here is your checklist to make sure you are on point for success at the career fair:
- Remember to register for the 2016 Government & Nonprofit Career Fair before February 29, 2016.
- Before you arrive, check out the complete list of potential employers and the jobs that have to offer. You can prioritize who you want to talk to, and make sure you do some research to ask good questions.
- Dress in business attire, that means a suit and tie is a must!
- Bring plenty of copies of your finely polished resume. No typos or mistakes! You can get it double checked by a Career Services professional, right here at EMU.
- Have a notepad and pen to take down any important information that you are sure to come across. Always get down names and websites etc.
- Always remember to follow up with any agencies you contact. It could be as little as a quick phone call or email all the way to full job application you fill out online.
If you’d like to learn more about careers in the public sector or have questions about any of the agencies visiting, please contact April Calkovsky, Career Coach and Certified Federal Advisor in the University Advising and Career Development Center at EMU. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.