Making the Difference: A Blueprint for Matching University Students with Federal Opportunitie
This report includes a series of recommendations for federal agencies, universities and Congress outlining how each of these groups can help to ensure our federal government has the talent it needs. Each of these groups has a keen interest in increasing the number of talented young people entering government service. Federal agencies have the most obvious interest in that they need skilled individuals to do their job effectively. With its oversight and funding responsibilities, Congress has an obligation to work to see that agencies have the necessary human capital to serve the American people. And universities want their graduates to have good jobs, to become national leaders, and to help the country meet the challenges it faces. Our federal government has opportunities to help their students do all three.
The time for excuses regarding federal recruiting on campuses is over for three key reasons. First, this report shows that when it comes to increasing student knowledge and awareness of federal opportunities, federal agencies and universities can do it. Second, this report and the supporting materials developed through this project provide concrete examples of how to do it. Third, reality says that agencies and universities must do it. Call to Serve reminds us that if people make the investment of time, effort and resources, it will eventually pay off, and the result will be a stronger federal government and a stronger America.