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What a career in public service means to me

This Public Service Recognition Week, an intern on the Partnership’s Government Affairs team reflects on what drives her to consider a career in public service, taking a look back at her past roles in nonprofit organizations and a congressional district office.

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Burt Barnow on walking the path from professor to policy advisor

Burt Barnow, former director of the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and a current professor of policy and economics at George Washington University, spoke with us about his time working in public service and the benefits a career in government can offer recent graduates.

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Opportunity is calling: Professor Eileen Harrington looks back on a career in public service

In a new blog series, we conducted a series of interviews with professors who have worked in the federal government as part of our ongoing efforts to inspire the next generation to consider a public service career. Our first blog post in the series features Eileen Harrington, former executive director of the Federal Trade Commission, who spoke about how her time as a public servant impacts her current work as an adjunct professor of political science.

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