Call to Serve: Colleges and Universities

Call to Serve: Colleges and Universities


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Call to Serve: Colleges and Universities

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 includes 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 training sessions that provide campus professionals with the knowledge and tools to educate students and job seekers 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.

Join the Call to Serve Network!

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 below.

“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


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.

Federal Advisor Certificate Program

With just under 7% of the full-time federal workforce under the age of 30, it is critical that government recruits and retains diverse young talent.

But the federal hiring process can be daunting—and identifying opportunities within an institution as large and complex as our federal government can make it difficult for job seekers and those who support and advise them to know where to start.

The Federal Advisor Certificate Program enables Call to Serve members to become experts in all aspects of the federal hiring process, to gain a deep knowledge of the wide range of government job opportunities and to guide aspiring public servants as they prepare to launch their professional careers.

Learn more at

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

—Former Participant