By Barbara Hewitt Given that we are in the midst of primary season, it’s almost impossible not to be thinking at some point about our government. Believe me, there have been many heated debates in my house with Republicans and Democrats living under the same roof! At the very least it’s been a very interesting few months. I thought this would be a great time to remind everyone that there are lots career options out there for people who love politics and those who simply hope to contribute to making the government (local, state or federal) run better. Following are just some of the many resources you can find at Career Services to help you explore these paths. Upcoming Go-Government Webinars
- Security Clearance 101: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Room 97, McNeil
- How to Stand Out in the Application Process: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Room 97 McNeil
Common Good Listserv This is an open forum where the Penn community (staff, faculty, students, etc.) can share information about events, opportunities and resources related to nonprofit, government, policy, public interest and other common good related careers. To subscribe to Common Good Careers listserv, send an email from your Penn account (NOT from a GMAIL or another account connected to your Penn account) to: email@example.com with this command in the body of the e-mail: SUBscribe CommonGoodCareers Government Related Resources on Career Services Website Videos, helpful links, and career advice on government and policy related careers http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerfields/#government Internship and Job Databases
- PennLink: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/pennlink_jobseekers.php
- iNet: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/inet_jobseekers.php
- USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/ The U.S. federal government’s official source for federal jobs and internships
Relevant Career Services Subscriptions Access these resources through the on-line subscriptions link on this page of Career Services website: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/library
- Tom Manatos Job List – Jobs, internships, fellowships, and networking opportunities in government and political fields.
Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative Don’t forget to check out this amazing resource on campus including funded summer internships! http://publicpolicy.wharton.upenn.edu/
Penn in Washington Events, alumni networking, courses, and internships for Penn students on campus and in D.C.: https://piw.sas.upenn.edu/.