SPIA Career News

September 9, 2015

Greetings from the SPIA Career Consultant

I hope you all are settling into the semester, refreshed from the long weekend and are enjoying the start of football season!

Be sure to check out information on upcoming career development events, and please note that our Fall Career Fair is only one week away! Tips on how to prepare for that and identify employers looking for positions related to your field are below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Go Dawgs!

In This Report

  1. TODAY: Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Information Session
  2. Job and Internship Opportunities
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Career Development Spotlight: Fall Career Fair Prep
  5. Job and Internship Search Tips
  6. Meet with Kate

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)

Wednesday, Sep. 9

3:30-4:30 p.m.

MLC 250

Come to this workshop if you'd like more information on the details of the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF), a Federal government leadership development program for advanced degree recipients. This program provides an overview about the PMF Program and application process, including General Information for Applicants, How to Apply, Common Mistakes When Applying, and the Assessment and Finalist Selection Process.

Click here to register

Information presented by Dr. Marian Higgins and Kate Templeton.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Consulting: Iron Arch Technology

Based in McLean, VA, IronArch Technology is a management consulting company that focuses on providing innovative solutions and best practices to government and commercial clients. Our core offerings include Enterprise IT Solutions, Financial Management and Audit Readiness, and Advisory Services.

What You Will Be Doing:

A great opportunity exists for a bright, well-organized and spirited individual to work with an IronArch client to support Financial Management and Audit Readiness. Based in Washington, DC, in this position, you will:

  • Support the preparation and reporting of financial statements
  • Assess internal controls over financial reporting
  • Develop process improvements of audit preparation and/or audit procedures
  • Analyze financial management IT systems and feeder IT systems
  • Provide valuations on assets and assessing valuation methodologies
  • Assist in the client achieving an unqualified (clean) audit opinion by September 2017
  • Provide timely and effective support response to client needs as related to technical aspects of the project
  • Support the growth of key accounts by delivering high-impact results, building strong relationships with your clients, and espousing IronArch’s strengths and capabilities as they may positively impact current and future clients and their missions

What You Need for this Position:

  • Minimum 1 year of work experience
  • Proven experience with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent communicator, adept at client relationship management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and interface with senior leaders
  • Qualified candidates must be able to obtain a Secret clearance or higher

Other Desired Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Communications, and Government or Public Administration
  • Experience with Department of Defense (DoD)

If you are interested, send your current resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to: recruiting@ironarchtech.com. Please see our website www.ironarchtechnology.com for more information about our company, our clients and our culture!

Campaign Internship

Jack Snyder is running for District 99 of the Georgia State House in 2016 and is looking for individuals to work alongside him during the campaign:

  • Campaign Manager
  • Fundraiser/Social Media
  • Financial Officer

For more information, contact:

Jack Snyder



White House Council on Environmental Equality

Council on Environmental Quality

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 http://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 are as follows:

  • Spring – October 1st
  • Summer – February 1st
  • Fall – July 1st

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

Governor's Internship

The internship application 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.

Learn more and apply here:


Upcoming Career Center Events

Resume Critique Days

September 8, 9, 10, 15

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tate Grand Hall

Young Alumni: Careers in Political Science

Friday, September 11

3-4 p.m.

Candler 115

#UGAJobChat: Career Fair Prep

Monday, Sep. 14

3-4 p.m.

Career Fair Prep Workshop

Monday, Sep. 14

5-6 p.m.

MLC 102

UGA Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 16

12-5 p.m.

The Classic Center, downtown Athens

Federal Careers Week (see below)

September 28 - October 1

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

Career Development Spotlight: Fall Career Fair Prep

Preparing for a career fair is just as important as attending the event. Preparation and research leads to success and making great connections with the employers in attendance.

The first step to doing this is to know who is attending. The UGA Career Center has seen a record number of employers for this fair, with 256 and counting! These companies span industries, types of positions they're hiring for and majors they will hire. There are opportunities for everyone at this event, so please consider attending.

A few of the organizations attending that may be of interest to SPIA students are The Peace Corps, FBI, The Carter Center, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. To see a full list of who is attending, click here.

Check out our Career Fair Prep newsletter for the top 5 tips for getting ready for the Fall Career Fair on September 16.

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.

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.