SPIA Career News

September 23, 2015

Greetings from the SPIA Career Consultant

I hope this semester has been going well for everyone and that you're enjoying the fall weather.


There are a number of upcoming Career Center events that may be of interest, including Federal Careers Week, Deloitte Mock Case Interviews, and workshops on LinkedIn and interviewing. Check below for details and other career-related information.


If you all have any questions, please let me know!

In This Report


  1. TODAY AND TOMORROW - Intern for a Day Orientation Sessions
  2. TOMORROW - Intelligence Community Student Opportunities Virtual Info Session
  3. Job and Internship Opportunities
  4. Upcoming Campus and Career Center Events
  5. Wondering if a Federal Career is for you?
  6. Career Development Spotlight: Networking and Professional Relationship Building
  7. Job and Internship Search Tips
  8. Meet with Kate
  9. Clarification: Kate's Office Location and Hours

TODAY AND TOMORROW - Intern for a Day Orientation Sessions

Not sure what you want to do, or don't know if you want to commit to a summer or semester long internship?


Be an Intern for a Day! Spend a day (or up to a week) with an employer to explore a career, build your resume and network.


Attend one of the orientation sessions (mandatory) to find out more.


All sessions from 4pm-5pm

Wednesday, Sept. 23, MLC 171

Thursday, Sept. 24, MLC 101

Monday, Sept. 28, MLC 171

Tuesday, Sept. 29, MLC 101


Click here to RSVP to save your spot at this popular program.

TOMORROW - Intelligence Community Student Opportunities Virtual Info Session

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U.S. intelligence agencies are looking for qualified candidates for internships, scholarships, co-op programs and more.


  • Live and work in Washington, D.C.
  • Get your security clearance.
  • Strengthen your resume with impressive experience

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the third annual Intelligence Community Student Opportunities Virtual Info Session. Reserve your spot today!


From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to learn about internships, co-op programs and scholarships
  • Attend live presentations, including a Q&A with a panel of former IC interns
  • Get tips on starting the online application process.


Who will be there?


I’d love to learn more! Where’s Registration?

Job and Internship Opportunities

White House Council on Environmental Quality - Spring 2016


The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. The Council's Chair, Christy Goldfuss, serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President. CEQ is also responsible for ensuring that Federal agencies operate in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The challenge of harmonizing our economic, environmental and social aspirations has put NEPA and CEQ at the forefront of our Nation's efforts to protect the environment.


To apply:

Visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/internships

Please email all application materials (resume, short essay, and application form) to internships@ceq.eop.gov


Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Deadlines for applications for Spring 2016 is October 1st.


All internship positions are unpaid. CEQ can coordinate with students who are seeking college credit for participation upon request.

Governor's Internship - Spring 2016


The internship application for Governor Nathan Deal's office is open for the 2016 Legislative Session Internship term! Of all the semesters students and recent graduates are able to participate in, the Spring semester gives students the most legislative exposure and networking opportunities. Interning in the Governor’s Office during a legislative session creates a learning experience like no other.


The Spring 2016 Application deadline is October 9th. You will be contacted by October 23rd if you are chosen for an interview for the Spring 2016 term.


Learn more and apply here:

http://gov.georgia.gov/intern-program

State Department Internship - Summer 2016


The application is open for the State Department internship for next summer. Apply by October 16th.


The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

Director’s Financial Analyst at the CFPB


Are you an analytical thinker with a passion for public service?


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may be the right fit for you!


The CPFB is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and they want to encourage Political Science students to apply.


This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry.


Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:


  • Grad school (Columbia Economics, Harvard Business, Yale Law)
  • Private industry (Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (Department of the Treasury, NY Fed)


The opportunities to apply this fall are:


October 12, 2015 - October 16, 2015

November 11, 2015 - November 15, 2015

The federal hiring process can be a bit...different, so if you have questions or would like to speak with someone further about the process, send them a note at strategy@cfpb.gov.


Any interested students to reach out to Paul Parker with any questions about the position and application process at paul.parker@cfpb.gov

Upcoming Campus and Career Center Events

Interested in Consulting?


Deloitte is especially interested in SPIA majors (they have a federal practice area), ideally with a GPA of 3.4 or above. This is different from past semesters when they have focused primarily on business students. There will be morning sessions that are open to all students (networking, info session, case interview workshop), but students who are interested in doing a mock case interview must apply on DAWGlink by Wed. Sept. 23.


More info about the morning sessions may be found here: http://career.uga.edu/calendar/deloitte_networking_session_case_interview_workshop


and the mock interviews here: http://career.uga.edu/calendar/deloitte_mock_case_interviews.

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Learn LinkedIn

Tuesday, Sep. 22

5-6 p.m.

MLC 171


Advanced Interviewing

Wednesday, Sep. 23

4-5 p.m.

MLC 101


Federal Careers Week

September 28 - October 1

See below and our website for specific event information


UGA Virtual Networking Hour: Advice from the Big Dawgs

Wednesday, Sep. 30

12-1 p.m.

Online Event


For details on these and other Career Center events, please visit our website.

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Career Development Spotlight: Wondering if a federal career is right for you?

"A Day in the Life" of Celia Rivas-Mendive, CRS
Listen to Celia talk about a "Day in the Life" of working in the federal government as a Human Capital Management Specialist at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

Job and Internship Search Tips

To stay updated on job and internship openings, sign up for the SPIA Advising News listserv, if you aren't already, and follow @SPIAdvis on Twitter for openings and general career tips.

Meet with Kate

To schedule an appointment, call 706-542-3375. Receive assistance with resumes, statements of interest, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing, applying to graduate school and any other career-related topics.


There has been some confusion about where I'm located and when I see students.


My office is in the Career Center on the 2nd floor of Clark Howell Hall. I see students one-on-one every day of the week! If you'd like to make an appointment with me (we'll have up to an hour), call the Career Center front desk at (706) 542-3375. No appointments will be scheduled via email.


I hold drop-in hours (no appointment needed) ONCE a week in Candler Hall, Room 107. Feel free to stop by for 10-15 minute meetings on resumes or simple career-related topics.

Kate Templeton Bio

Kate officially started saying "Go Dawgs" in December of 2014 when she began working in the UGA Career Center. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. After working for several years as a public school teacher and an administrator and intern with a nonprofit, Kate returned to school and earned her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


As a Certified Federal Career Coach, Kate is dedicated to engaging students and the university community in the many opportunities available in the federal government. She is enjoying the opportunity to connect with employers and educate students in all majors on the merits of experiential education.