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Federal Government Week

A week-long series of events hosted by Heinz College Career Services. Learn about resources and opportunities within the Federal Government, while engaging with alumni and professionals in Federal Service.


All week, follow the Heinz College Career Services Instagram to engage with current 2nd year students and learn more about their federal internships.


Monday, September 21 at 12pm–1pm ET

Keynote Speaker: The Emergence of Public Interest Technology

Krista Kinnard (MSPPM-DA ’17) is Director at the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence in the Technology Transformation Services within the General Services Administration.  During this session, Krista will highlight her journey from Heinz student to IBM consultant, and her current work with the Technology Transformation Services at GSA.  She will also discuss the future of public interest technology and actionable next steps for Heinz students interested in Federal service and public interest tech.



Tuesday, September 22 at 12pm-1pm ET

President Management Fellowship Information Session

Do not miss this session if you want to apply to the prestigious PMF Program! You will hear from our guest speaker Ida Dalessandro-Felix, Presidential Management Fellows Director of Training and Leadership Development at the Office of Personnel Management.  Ida will speak on the PMF application process as well as new changes and additions to the 2021 application. The 2021 PMF application window is September 30th through October 14th.



Wednesday, September 23 at 12pm-1pm ET

USAJOBS and Federal Resumes Workshop

Are you planning on applying to jobs or internships with the Federal Government? If yes, then this session is just for you. Deborah Eichhorn, Recruitment Manager of the Government Accountability Office, will be hosting the session. Topics include demystifying the USAJOBS portal, outlining GS pay scales, and providing an overview of federal resumes.



Thursday, September 24 at 12pm-1pm ET

Recent Alumni Panel

During this session, our very recent alumni will detail their journey from Heinz College student to public servant.  Learn about the best ways to identify relevant Federal opportunities, helpful tips about the application and interview process, and insider information about what it’s really like to work for a Federal agency.  Additionally, network with our alumni and learn about the cool projects they are currently working on.
   ·   Emily Bippus, Government Accountability Office
   ·   Max Kennady, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
   ·   Jeff Pflanz, Department of State, Office of Inspector General
   ·   Diana Rafanello, Department of Transportation



Thursday, September 23 at 7pm-8pm ET

Presidential Management Fellowship Alumni Session

This session will be hosted by three Heinz College and PMF alumni.  It will provide current students with insights on the application process as well as their career trajectories post-Heinz College. This is a great opportunity to hear a personal account of the PMF process while engaging with three wonderful Heinz College alumni.
   ·   Lauren Grubbs, USAID
   ·   Rachel Hanes, Department of the Interior
   ·   Rehana Mohammed, Universal Service Administration Co.