The U.S. Federal government is seeking graduate (master's or doctoral-level degree) students who want to work for America. The PMF Program is a leadership development program that provides opportunities to work with and impact public policy, to serve one's country, and to receive competitive pay, benefits, and career advancement. America is looking for outstanding graduate students with U.S. citizenship to work in the Federal service.
The United States Department of State, through the Institute of International Education (IIE) and in conjunction with foreign governments and universities, annually awards approximately 1,000 grants supporting graduate study and research in over 140 countries. Robert Harper-Mangels, Asst. Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will present information about the fellowship and Yale-specific deadlines and requirements.
This session with F&ES students, faculty, and staff will focus on the following:
The CDO staff will conduct an online demonstration of the GeO Program and walk you through the features/components of the Program. Learn how to: create your personal profile; upload resumes and other documents (i.e. cover letters, writing samples, etc.); publish your resume in a resume book(s) for employer access; create and save quick searches to locate jobs and/or internships; track online applications; sign up for on-campus interviews; and learn about the Mentor module and locate mentors/alums for networking purposes and/or career advice.
Learn about the many resources available to students for seeking out: Informational interviews, internship & job vacancy leads and panelists and speakers for student interest groups. Find out more about the “Yale Network” (F&ES and Yale alumni, students, faculty, and staff) and resources to aid in you internship or career search. Also, learn more about how the CDO web site, the GeO Program, and various listservs can be used as resources to assist you in your searches.
Write, update or re-write your resume. Topics include: creating a master resume, targeting your resume to specific fields or positions, streamlining your format, how to be detailed yet concise, quantifying your experience and increasing readability.
Learn how to write cover letters that get you interviews. Topics include: deconstructing the job description, selling your unique qualifications, researching the organization, and formatting basics.
Prepare for job interviews. Topics include: interview formats, what to wear, what to bring, researching organizations, preparing your answers and questions, and how to follow up.
Learn about negotiating salary and benefits during the job search process. Topics include: Overview of the evaluation process, common questions & guidelines for responses, researching fair market compensation & negotiable items, and useful phrases when negotiating.
Each fall a number of students who worked and conducted research from the previous summer share their experiences and provide advice with interested first year students. Attendees also learn about many resources available and deadlines to consider. We will hold sessions focusing both on domestic U.S. opportunities and also on international ones.
If your student interest group wishes to coordinate a seminar or panel discussion, the CDO is always eager to assist you in finding presenters including our own alums.