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CALL TO SERVE

Colleges and Universities

“I have learned a lot of new and useful information that I am eager to share with my students!”

– Former Participant
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Membership and Information

Call to Serve Membership Form

For additional information, contact C2STrainings@ourpublicservice.org.

For students and recent graduates, employment is about more than a paycheck—it is about having the opportunity to make a difference. With the growing complexity of issues facing this country, the federal government is in need of top talent eager to work on our nation’s challenges.

Our Call to Serve network, which is the only national system that collaborates with both federal agencies and more than a thousand institutions of higher education, works to promote federal service and recruit the next generation of public servants. We help colleges and universities connect students and alumni with federal jobs and internships through:

  • Onsite and virtual trainings designed to provide the knowledge and tools needed to educate students and jobseekers about government opportunities and build relationships with federal agencies
  • A certificate program that enhances and formalizes participants’ roles as federal advisors
  • Access to exclusive Call to Serve resources
  • A monthly newsletter featuring federal workforce news, agency spotlights and other helpful recruiting and hiring resources

To join the Call to Serve network, please complete and submit the form below. Not sure if your campus is already a member? View a list of our current Call to Serve member schools.

Download the Form

“I appreciate all of your time, expertise, effort and passion in what you do. I will definitely get a lot of use out of these resources.”

—Former Participant

Upcoming Events

Go Government Webinars

Our Go Government webinars are designed for students and alumni to learn about the federal hiring process. We encourage campus advisors to register for these sessions and gather their students and colleagues in a classroom or other venue to watch together.

The entire Go Government webinar series can be purchased for $149 or $55 each.

Finding Federal Opportunities


March 29, 2–3 p.m. EST

This session will feature a panel of federal employees in national security and international relations fields. Participants will:

  • Discover the hiring authorities they can use to pursue federal positions, including the Pathways Program and other agency-specific fellowships or volunteer positions
  • Understand how to navigate USA Jobs and identify a vacancy that aligns with their interests and skills
Registration now closed

Writing Federal Resumes


April 5, 2–3 p.m. EST

This session will feature a panel of federal employees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as public health fields. Participants will:

  • Understand best practices on how to make their application and resume stand out
  • Learn about key job announcement information to look out for when preparing their applications
Registration now closed

Security Clearances 101


April 12, 2–3 p.m. EST

This session will feature a panel of federal employees in Cyber and IT fields. Participants will:

  • Understand the different types of security clearances that are required by different agencies
  • Learn best practices they can use when navigating the clearance process as well as what to expect
Registration now closed

“The webinars were a great supplement to my understanding of the job market in my current area.”

—Former Participant

Resources

Navigating the federal hiring process can be daunting, but we’re here to help. The resources below include our most recent guides and handouts. We also provide more in-depth information and resources to our Call to Serve member schools and during our Federal Advisor Series and Call to Serve webinars.

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