Public Service Week – 11/1-11/5

We have lots planned for our Public Service Week! Make sure you check out the BRIDGE for more details and to sign up!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Luncheon – Why Public Service?
Hunt Formal
11:45-1:00 pm

Keynote Speakers:

Lauren Donnelly ’05, Industry Economist, Federal Railroad Administration

Katie Malague ’94, Performance Manager, Office of Management and Budget

  • The Annenberg Speakers Bureau is supporting this on-campus event to educate about the federal workforce and inspire a new generation to serve.

Open to all majors; please register on the Bridge

Alumni Panel: “Hot Topics in Government”
ELC  Forum
5:30-7:00 pm
Refreshments will be served

Panelists:

  • Lauren Donnelly ’05, Industry Economist, Federal Railroad Administration
  • Peter Gould ’05, Legislative Assistant, U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Katie Malague ’94, Performance Manager, Office of Management and Budget
  • Ray Prushnok ’01, Deputy Secretary, Department of Aging, Commonwealth of PA
  • Chris Ellis ’00, Professor, Political Science Department, Bucknell University

Moderator: Dave Myers, Chief of Staff, President’s Office

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Capitol Hill Panel
ELC 217
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Refreshments will be served

Peter Gould ’05, Legislative Assistant to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will lead this panel with past Capitol Hill Internship Program fund recipients to share insights about working in Congress.

Panelists:

  • Peter Gould ’05, Legislative Assistant, U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Shannon Hayes ‘11, interned with Representative Dutch Ruppersberger
  • Danielle Kane ’11, Representative Tim Bishop
  • Tyler McIntosh ’11, Intern, Representative Frank Kratovil
  • Jennie Welch ’11, Intern, Representative Chris Van Hollen, Senator Barbara Mikulski

Moderator: Marilyn Shull, Director, Bucknell Public Interest Program

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Luncheon: Alumni Panel – Immigration Policies
ELC 241 C&D
11:45 – 1:15 pm
Register on the Bridge by Wednesday, Nov. 3.; Space is limited to 20 students

Alumni panelists from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security, will share their expertise on immigration issues affecting decisions and policy making in Washington, DC.  Faculty member Professor Elizabeth Durden will offer her expertise and insights.  Open to all majors; please register on the Bridge

Panelists:

  • Marie Martinez ’00, Victim Specialist, Office of Investigations, Victim Assistance Program
  • George Ward ’88, Counsel – Chief, District Court Litigation Section, Office of Principal Legal Advisor
  • Elizabeth Durden, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Moderator: Carole Bourgeacq-Hardt

Friday, November 5, 2010

Luncheon – Networking Tips – Washington, DC
Walls Lounge
11:45-1:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Ali Zimmerer ’08, Contract Specialist, Department of Homeland Security

Ali is a 2008 graduate who majored in International Relations and Spanish.  She currently works for the Department of Homeland Security and during her years at Bucknell she interned at the Department of State in both Washington D.C. and in the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile as well as interned for the Department of Commerce.  She will discuss her experience obtaining internships and a federal position with the government and how networking has contributed to her success.  She will also address how you can effectively network and how to develop your own personal mission statement.  Lastly, she will talk about applying to federal positions and share helpful information to increase your ability to obtain a federal position.

Open to all majors; please register on the Bridge

Afternoon Workshop: Federal Jobs Workshop
Walls Lounge
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Ali Zimmerer ’08 and representatives from the Career Development Center will present a workshop on federal hiring.

Resume Reviews and Critiques, Networking and Interview Advice
Walls Lounge
Will be available after 2 pm until 4 pm; feel free to walk in!

Ali Zimmerer ’08 will also be available to meet with students to go over resumes and how government resumes differ from the private sector.

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