Date: November 19, 2009
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC Becomes A Call To Serve Partner
Westville – Purdue University North Central has joined a network of more than 670 other colleges and universities nationwide in the “Call To Serve” program, which intends to make students aware of the many career opportunities that exist with the federal government.
“Call to Serve” is a joint effort of the Partnership for Public Service and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which represents more than 75 participating federal agencies, including the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Congressional Budget Office, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Education and the Department of State and Environmental Protection Agency.
“Many students would like to pursue careers that allow them to make a difference in the world, and a career with the federal government is a tremendous opportunity to accomplish that goal,” said Natalie Connors, director of PNC Career Development.
Through the Partnership for Public Service website, makingthedifference.org students are able to learn more about the participating federal agencies and search for information about federal jobs that is timely, understandable and relevant. Additional information is also available at www.students.gov.
The federal government is the nation's largest employer and The Partnership for Public Service's report, “Where the Jobs Are,” notes that there are 193,000 “mission critical” federal jobs that need to be filled in the next two years alone. In addition, internship possibilities also exist.
In the coming months the PNC Office of Career Development will be offering student workshops to inform students about internship, co-op and full time employment opportunities in government service. One example of such a program is the federal government's Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). SCEP allows college students to work for a federal agency/department in an internship capacity for up to 640 hours while completing their degree. Upon completion of the program and degree, students may be offered the opportunity to be non-competitively converted into a full time position. The workshops will familiarize students with the government internship programs as well as the Career Experience programs for recent graduates and assist them in the application process.
To learn more about the PNC Office of Career Development contact Natalie Connors at 785-5200. ext. 5498 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pnc.edu. Follow PNC's Office of Career Development on Facebook and Twitter.