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How to Master the Informational Interview

They say that in government networking is the name of the game. One particular tool that can really help you make meaningful connections, as a young professional, is highly underutilized because few actually know its purpose or protocol: it’s called the informational interview. It’s okay if you’ve never heard of it. Prior to arriving in... Read more »

How to Pursue Public Service Without a Plan

When starting out in your career, navigating the professional world can be overwhelming. There’s a host of information out there telling you what steps to take and how you’re supposed to plan out your career. It can feel like you’re making one giant, continuous checklist to plan out the rest of your life: build resume,... Read more »

Give Back this Season

Tis the season of giving. Fortunately, millennials are already defined as a generation that is eager to give back and make a positive difference in the world. This holiday season, there are many ways you can give back if you’re in the DC metro area. Volunteering not only helps those in need, but also can... Read more »

Top 10 Millennial-Friendly Federal Agencies

It’s no secret; federal government is very concerned about attracting and keeping millennials in the public workforce. Right now, only about 16 percent of the federal workforce is made up of millenials. According to a recent report by the Government Business Council, the federal government will need to hire more than 200,000 highly skilled workers... Read more »

What Challenging Yourself Really Means

Today, I will try to challenge you. As a young professional, I often hear key phrases like this when attending career info or advice sessions. Established professionals at some point always say how important it is to “Challenge yourself! Get out of your comfort zone! Do something that makes you scared.” When I hear such... Read more »