Government Week 2016

University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) Office of Career Services brings you a week of interactive on-site and online sessions designed to make your government job search more productive. The following events and webinars will run August 22 – 25, 2016.

ON-SITE EVENTS

All on-site events will be held at the UMUC Academic Center at 1616 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774. Click on the links included below to register for the in person Government Week events.

Mapping Your Military Service to a Civilian Career Industry Expert Panel
Monday, August 22 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion on how to sell your military experience to employers. Get advice for transitioning to a career field that’s different than what you did in the military, find out about Veteran’s Preference, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their military transition questions and learn from military transition experts.

Federal Resume Workshop – Morning Session
Led by the Department of Homeland Security
Tuesday, August 23 | 9–11 a.m.
Find out the dos and don’ts of creating and customizing your federal resume at this informative workshop.

Federal Resume Workshop – Afternoon Session
Led by the Department of Homeland Security
Tuesday, August 23 | 1–3 p.m.
Find out the dos and don’ts of creating and customizing your federal resume at this informative workshop.

Federal Resume Workshop – Evening Session
Led by the Department of Homeland Security
Tuesday, August 23 | 5–7 p.m.
Find out the dos and don’ts of creating and customizing your federal resume at this informative workshop.

Government Industry Expert Panel and Speed Networking
Wednesday, August 24 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Hear managers from government agencies discuss their hiring needs. Immediately following the panel discussion, there will be a speed networking session where you can meet one-on-one with hiring managers to talk about specific open positions.

Navigating USAJobs and Pathways
Government Employer Information Session and Speed Networking
Hosted by the Food and Drug Administration
Thursday, August 25 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Get critical tips on how to navigate USAJobs, the federal government employment website, and learn more about Pathways programs (Internship, Recent Graduates, and Presidential Management Fellows)—all great ways to find a federal job. Following the panel discussion, you’ll have an opportunity to speak with panelists and ask questions in a speed networking event.

ONLINE EVENTS

Click on the links included below to register for the online Government Week events.

Interviews and Security Clearances
Lunch and Learn: Partnership for Public Service Webinar
Monday, August 22 | 12–1 p.m.
So you’ve just applied for a federal job; now what? Join us as we discuss how to prepare for a federal interview and what to expect from the security clearance process. Presented by the Partnership for Public Service.

Mapping Your Military Service to a Civilian Career
Industry Expert Panel
Monday, August 22 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion on how to sell your military experience to employers. Get advice for transitioning to a career field that’s different than what you did in the military, find out about Veteran’s Preference, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their military transition questions and learn from military transition experts.

Federal Resume Webinar
Presented by the Partnership for Public Service
Tuesday, August 23 | 7–8 p.m.
Your federal résumé is your first opportunity to prove you are perfect for your dream job or internship. Learn from Partnership for Public Service representatives about how to tailor your federal résumé to increase your chances of landing an interview.

Government Industry Expert Panel
Wednesday, August 24 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Hear recruitment managers from government agencies discuss their hiring needs. Immediately following the panel discussion, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with hiring managers to ask questions about the federal hiring process.

Your Federal Career: In D.C. and Beyond
Partnership for Public Service Webinar
Thursday, August 25 | 9–10 a.m.
Contrary to popular belief, the public sector has more to offer than just office jobs. Working in a lab, doing field work, or traveling the country are all possibilities for federal employees. Hear from agency representatives about these exciting oppor­tunities and how you can secure such positions.

Navigating USAJobs and Pathways
Government Employer Information Session
Hosted by the Food and Drug Administration
Thursday, August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. Get critical tips on how to navigate USAJobs, the federal government employment website, and learn more about Pathways programs (Internship, Recent Graduates, and Presidential Management Fellows)—all great ways to find a federal job. Following the panel discussion, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions.

If you have any questions, please contact UMUC Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations at 240-684-2720 or careerservices@umuc.edu.