University of Pittsburgh
November 7, 2005

Pitt Hosts Fourth Annual Pittsburgh Federal Career Day Nov. 16

Approximately 50 federal agencies will be represented; features a job fair, keynote speaker, workshops, and information sessions with select agencies
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will host the fourth annual Pittsburgh Federal Career Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 16, in the William Pitt Union (WPU), 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event is open to all college students and graduates interested in employment with the federal government.

The deadline for registration is Nov. 14. For more information and to register, visit www.gspia.pitt.edu/fcd.

More than 50 federal agencies will be represented at a job fair in the WPU Ballroom and Assembly Rooms. Marta Brito Pérez, associate director of Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, will deliver the keynote speech at 10 a.m. in the Kurtzman Room. The workshops are:

"Getting the Knots Out of the Federal Application Process String (Understanding the Federal Employment Process)," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Room 609;

"The 'Mins.' The Minimum Knowledge Needed to Get Your Skills and Abilities Noticed in the Federal Application Process (Understanding the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Application)," 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Room 637;

"High End! High Tech! The True Test of Finding Mission Critical Occupations Within the Federal Government," noon, Room 540;

"Success in 30 Seconds with Your Résumé-The Time It Takes a Recruiter to Review Your Résumé," 1:30 p.m., Room 540; and

"Securing Internships With the Federal Government," 2:15 p.m., Room 609.

Cosponsors include Pitt's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Law, College

of General Studies, and Office of Career Services; Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Tepper School of Business, and Career Center; Duquesne University's School of Law and Career Services Center, Carlow University's Center for Career and Professional Enrichment; the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board; the Partnership for Public Service; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

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