Government, Public Policy & Think Tanks

government-1509135_1280“I want to change the world!” Does that phrase appeal to you? Do you feel a compulsion to give back to society in a way that will have impact on thousands, even millions of people?

Are you fully engaged in the political and societal issues facing the world: the Middle East, global warming, genocide, universal healthcare, world trade, HIV/AIDS, crime, education, national security, the rule of law? Working in or around government is one way to grapple with all these issues.

The United States federal government is facing a human capital crisis in that as much as 75% of the workforce is now eligible to retire, giving rise to the potential for devastating brain drain and lack of leadership. At the same time, this crisis presents a tremendous opportunity for college students to engage in government and find challenging and rewarding careers.

The United States federal government is facing a human capital crisis in that as much as 75% of the workforce is now eligible to retire.

Ironically, with all this opportunity, it remains a challenge to find an easy entry into government. Increasing regulations governing hiring practices has made it an opaque process for many. Please take the time to meet with me, Michelle Shaw, to demystify the process and find exciting and career-building opportunities. There are so many different exciting opportunities, working on Capitol Hill, within a federal, state, or local agency, or for one of the many research institutions that do work on behalf of government. There are several good resources available via this website that you can begin exploring between now and the time we meet.