There definitely needs to be some evangelizing on how cool it is to impact one’s own country. I’m curious to know how many people – whether new grads or not – wanted to work for the government after 9/11.
My own personal experience: husband and I were living on the West Coast working in private sector IT. We moved back to this area in 2002 so he could go back into government service because he wanted to ‘do something important’ and meaningful that would make our country better for our child.
Does this generation of 20-somethings have that sense of patriotism that was much more prevalent in earlier eras? Or can OPM leverage the cynicism that people have toward government to encourage people to make a difference (ala, put your money where your mouth is?)
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