Making a Living Making a Difference

September 21, 2016

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You are receiving this newsletter because you have indicated in your Tribe Careers profile that you are interested in careers related to government and non-profit work.

What's Inside:

Events & Programs
  1. Department of State Intern Info Session
  2. Idealist Graduate School Fair
  3. Graduate and Professional School Fair

What Suggestions Do You Have?

  1. Survey


  1. Writing a Federal Resume is DIFFERENT than Writing a Regular Resume
  2. "Do Liberal Arts Majors Earn More in the Long Run?"
  3. "Creative Graduate Degrees for High-Impact Communication"

Video of the Week

  1. "Chief Executive Officer, Pledge It - Loves & Challenges" (Athletics and Nonprofits)

Professional Development

  1. Resource for Intelligence Careers
  2. Resource for Non-Profit Careers

Job Opportunities (based on your survey feedback)

  1. International Justice Mission
  2. FBI Resource Planning Office
  3. Urban Teachers
  4. Defense Intelligence Agency - Intelligence Summer Intern
  5. Government Accountability Office Summer Volunteer


  1. Case Interview Workshops
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Department of State Intern Info Session

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RSVP by noon on September 27th Here (listed as a workshop in TribeCareers, not an info session).

CLICK HERE for more information from their website.

Idealist Graduate School Fair

When: September 27th

Where: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington Convention Center, Hall D, Washington,


It's a free career fair catered specifically to graduate programs with a focus in government and non-profit careers, featuring 249 exhibitors!

This is right before our graduate school fair on campus, which will feature programs that may interest you, such as American University's School of Public Affairs, Boston University's School of Public Health, and George Mason's School of Policy and Government.

However, this entire graduate fair is centered around the “Making a Living, Making a Difference” theme, so if you can make it up to DC, definitely go!

More information HERE!

Graduate and Professional School Fair

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More Info on Graduate & Professional School Fair

This fair is designed for prospective students to speak with admissions representatives from graduate schools and/or programs. Take note of the Public Policy Workshop from 1-1:45.

Featured Schools/Programs:

  • American University: School of Public Affairs
  • Boston University: School of Public Health
  • George Mason University: School of Policy and Government
  • George Washington University: School of International Affairs
  • NYU: School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • University of Maryland: School of Public Policy

Among many more!

The fair is open to students of all majors and class years as well as alumni.

For the full list of schools attending, look at Tribe Careers under "Events > Career Fairs"

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Please take 1 minute to answer TWO questions about how we can better serve you!
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Writing a Federal Resume is DIFFERENT than Writing a Regular Resume

FYI - If you're applying for a federal job, the resume is completely different than the "typical" resume. Learn how to create yours HERE and HERE.

In general:

  • 8 pages or less

  • List the skills from the job posting on the top

  • Write a paragraph for each skill explaining how you've exemplified it

  • Make a list of results/outcomes

Lots of federal jobs are only posting their openings for 5 days, so make sure your resume is ready to go now.

Also, feel free to stop by the career center to get more assistance.

"Do Liberal Arts Majors Earn More in the Long Run?"

An article that very much speaks to the nature of William and Mary. Read it in full HERE.

"Creative Graduate Degrees for High-Impact Communication"

If you can make it to the Idealist Graduate School Fair (see above for more details), this article speaks about several of the schools attending.

Can't make it? Then you should definitely read this article to see what types of programs are out there, and why they will benefit your career.

Read the entire article HERE.

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"Chief Executive Officer, Pledge It - Loves & Challenges"

For those of you interested in athletics and nonprofit work, Scott discusses how he combined both into one career.
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Resource for Intelligence Careers

I really do read the survey results, and several of you have expressed interest in intelligence careers.

This tool HERE is excellent at determining where you'd fit in within the intelligence field, and it displays job opportunities on it. Definitely take a look!

Resource for Non-Profit Careers

This website, Nonprofit Quarterly, has tons of articles covering all aspects of the non-profit world. I use it frequently to find interesting articles for this newsletter. If you're serious about entering the world of non-profits, you should check this site out from time to time to stay up to date on the field. Click HERE for the link.
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International Justice Mission

Some of you had expressed interest in religious institutions, so here's one straight from an alumni!

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a Christian international non-profit working to end violent abuse of the poor around the world. They operate in 17 locations in the developing world, focusing on issues of human trafficking, slavery, child abuse, property grabbing, citizenship rights, and police abuse. They are looking for service-oriented individuals who are passionate about their area of work and want to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

All of their open positions are located in the Washington DC area. A full list of their current openings can be found HERE.

Interested alumni can contact Jessica, the W&M Alum, directly at

FBI Research Planning Office

Are you interested in an honors internship or full-time career opportunities at the world's premier national security and law enforcement agency? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in search of highly motivated and talented candidates from a diversity of backgrounds who are interested in serving the Nation.

We are part of the FBI's Resource Planning Office (RPO), which manages the Bureau's $4 billion-plus personnel budget and strategic planning processes, crafts internal policy, directs shared administrative services, maintains business intelligence tools, automates and reengineers business processes, and provides project-based advisory services to senior executives. Working with all FBI Headquarters divisions and field offices, RPO fosters an environment in which cross-cutting organizational issues and priority topics are collaboratively discussed and addressed at all levels.

RPO analysts have the opportunity to:

* Collaborate with forward-thinking, innovative colleagues

* Be responsible for and lead various program and projects

* Gain insight into every division and program in the FBI

* Produce reports and briefings for FBI senior executives

* Travel to field offices to conduct training or data collection

* Expand skill sets in project management, data collection and analysis, business

communication, and presentation creation and deliverance

* Make an impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of FBI business operations

If you are interested, please search for our posting on Tribe Careers.

For more information on the Honors Internship Program and the Collegiate Hiring Initiative or to apply to either of these postings by the October 14th deadline, please visit our website HERE.

Urban Teachers

First deadline is October 4, 2016. Because finances can at time be a barrier to entry, we want you to know that we've got options!

Last May we were named an AmeriCorps Affiliate program. This means our participants are eligible for up to two Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards (totaling approximately $11,000) during the first two years of our four-year program. Beyond that, there are various other ways to make education more affordable.

We encourage students to explore their options. After all, Urban Teachers is one of the most comprehensive teacher preparation programs in the nation. We don't want anyone to miss out!

We provide our participants one year-long residency, a two-year Master of Science in Education degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (tied for second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report), three years of one-on-one coaching and four years of experience working in high-need urban classrooms.

This is an investment that pays off for our teachers and their students. Feel free to email us at and we'll connect you with the right person to answer any question you may have.

To apply, click HERE.
A few of the companies attending do federal consulting. For a full list of employers attending and to RSVP, Click Here!

Defense Intelligence Agency - Intelligence Summer Intern

If you're a current junior, senior, or recent graduate, you can apply for this summer internship. They have several openings in their intelligence department, such as Analysis, Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence, and Mission Management.

The deadline to apply is Friday!

Click HERE to apply and for more information on the types of openings they have.

Government Accountability Office Summer Volunteer

GAO seeks non-paid student volunteers to encourage interest in public service careers and provide valuable work experience. As a non-paid volunteer, a student will gain first-hand experience within GAO’s work environment, learn about the federal government and perform a variety of tasks related to supporting GAO activities.

Duties Include:

  • Plan and complete work assignments on time
  • Collect and analyze relevant information
  • Prepare quality draft documents
  • Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings
  • Collaborate with others to accomplish goals
  • Contribute to team efforts.
  • Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
  • Provide essential support such as arranging meetings, taking notes, responding to routine inquiries

Application Deadline: December 30th. For more information and to apply, click HERE!

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