Expanding Pipelines of Diverse, Career-Ready Talent in Partnership With the Federal Government
The federal government faces a talent crisis. The pipeline out of college is at its lowest point in history and diversity has fallen such that there are fewer Black federal employees of Gen Z than any other previous generation. Programs are underway to change this and build equity. Learning Objectives: Understand the journey from college to career in the federal government, the range of roles available, and how to prepare students for a career in the federal government. Learn what a college to federal career looks like: How to raise visibility, connect to interests, identify fellowship opportunities, and support a successful internship and transition (first-hand experience from alumni). See how higher education and federal employers work together to break down barriers to federal careers, create a workforce that is representative of the U.S., and provide skills for success.
University Relations & Recruiting
Developing, Supporting, and Recruiting a Diverse Workforce
Stephanie Arhin, Federal Railroad Administration
David Eber, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Shannan Spisak, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)