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Career events highlight public service

March 10, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University will be sponsoring three major events in conjunction with hosting its first Federal Career Week starting March 16-20.

The observance will begin with a federal internship panel discussion from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower. The panel will feature WMU students who already have completed a federal internship. They will highlight their internship successes and offer their insights on what the experience was like.

The second event will be a mix-and-mingle gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in Room 3301 of Friedman Hall. During this informal gathering, participants will be able to interact with federal employees and ask questions about public service. The gathering is open to all WMU students, regardless of their majors.

The last event, a workshop on how to find and apply for federal jobs, will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall. This hands-on program will build on the previous two events. Attendees will be guided through the federal application process as well as learn how to write resumes geared toward finding federal employment.

All three 2009 Federal Career Week events are being sponsored by WMU's Career and Student Employment Services through a Call to Serve grant from the Partnership for Public Service. WMU was one of only five colleges and universities in 2008 to receive this grant, which helps institutions generate awareness across their campuses about public service jobs. Since receiving the grant, WMU has launched an informational campaign called "Why Not U.S.?" and sponsored numerous events related to the campaign.

Seating is limited for the upcoming events, so students should go to wmich.edu/career and RSVP for each event they want to attend. For more information, contact Naidra L. Walls at cses-peer2@wmich.edu or at (269) 387-2734.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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