A number of government agencies found in the Philadelphia area paid a visit to Cabrini on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
The Southeast Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) sponsored a government career information fair in the Grace Hall Atrium.
Students from colleges around the region visited tables that featured government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
The agencies featured were happy to speak to students about recruitment and positions open for jobs. Each agency discussed the qualifications and skills necessary in order to acquire a government-based job with prospective students.
With an assortment of informational packets, each agency provided sufficient material for any approaching student interested in a government career.
Susan Lawson, a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, discussed possible internships offered for students interested in science or engineering.
“Most people don’t even know we exist. All of our interns come out of the program saying it is a wonderful experience,” Lawson said.
City Year, a program designed to unite young adults aged 17-24 from diverse backgrounds for a challenging year of full-time service and leadership, had representatives from around the area at Cabrini to recruit candidates.
Rachel White, a Senior Corps member, informed students of the organization’s search for members that can demonstrate a strong commitment to improving schools and communities.
“It doesn’t matter what you major in. Diversity is something we are very direct about. It doesn’t matter what you plan to do in the future, you can help out no matter what,” White said.