Session Details

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
Panel Session
Main Speaker:
Stephanie Arhin, Federal Railroad Administration
Additional Speakers:
David Eber, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Shannan Spisak, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)