Government Job & Internship Fair, October 26th, 2-5pm, MGH Commons – Please Join Us!

Government Job & Internship Fair
Thursday, October 26th, 2-5 pm
Mary Gates Hall Commons
Open to students and alumni from all 3 campuses

Are you interested in gaining a full-time, part-time, or an internship opportunity with a government agency? Then you will definitely want to attend the Government Job & Internship Fair sponsored by the Career and Internship Center with support from the Evans Schools of Public Policy and Governance Career Development Office.  Registered government employers are looking to hire HUSKIES. We look forward to having you join us!

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TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE FAIR

  • Use The Fairs App to access information about the Government Career Fair (attending agencies, positions, position types, majors, and class levels employers are looking to recruit at the fair). You can download The Fairs App to your iphone/ipad from Apple App Store or from Google Play Store for Android phones
  • Look at sample resumes in the Career Guide and consider attending a resume workshop or lab
  • Once you have your resume drafted, stop by for a Same-Day Session and/or ResumeFest to get some feedback on it
  • Take a look at the attending employers list (see below) and spend a few minutes researching the employers you are interested in meeting with by visiting their web sites and doing a quick review of them online. The list is updated regularly
  • Prepare and practice your introduction. What do you want the employer to know about you? Which of your skills and past experiences do you want to highlight? Have a short 15-second “sales pitch” ready and make sure to build in some good questions of your own to ask the employer
  • Attend the Career Fair Success workshop to learn how to prepare, what to bring, what to say, and how to follow-up with the recruiters

WHAT YOU SHOULD WEAR

  • Your style of dress may vary according to the type of field you’re considering and the employers you plan to meet with. However, you’ll find that most employers will be wearing business-casual attire, which is a safe bet for you as well. For example, consider wearing pressed slacks or a skirt with a blouse, sweater, or collared shirt.

THE DAY OF THE FAIR

  • Bring ~10 copies of well-prepared resumes to the fair
  • Arrive early to interact with employers
  • Greet employers with a smile and handshake
  • Collect business cards
  • Send a thank you note to interested employers you talked with
  • Lockers or storage facilities are not available; to increase the ease with which you can move through the fair, we recommend trying to minimize what you bring with you
  • Please bring your Husky card and have it ready for check-in purpose

ATTENDING EMPLOYERS:

    • Use The Fairs App to access information about the Government Career Fair (attending agencies, positions, position types, majors, and class levels employers are looking to recruit at the fair). The Fairs App is available to download to your iphone/ipad from the Apple App Store or from Google Play Store for Android phones
    • Check the employer list often as it gets updated frequently. Last updated on 10/11/17
Central Intelligence Agency
City of Kent 
City of Kirkland 
City of San Antonio

City of Seattle, City Budget Office

City Year
Defense Intelligence Agency

Department of Licensing 

DSHS Children’s Administration
FBI
House of Representatives Office of Program Research
King County Dept of Natural Resources and Parks 
King County Dept. of Assessments

King County Metro
Peace Corps 
Seattle Police Department 
The PFM Group
USD Forest Service 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

U.S. House of Representatives 

U.S. Navy

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

U.S. Public Health Service 

Washington State Auditor’s Office 
WA State Dept of Health
WA State Dept. of Natural Resources 
WA State Ferries 
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