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MPACE 2011 Conference

This year’s Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers conference, Connect, Engage, Inspire, was held at The Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The three-day event (December seventh through the ninth) was highlighted by the following featured speakers:

Hallie Janssen, VP, Anvil Media
Barbara Roberts, Former Governor of Oregon
Darcy Winslow, Founder, Designing for a Sustainable World, 20 year Nike executive

Education Career Services exhibited at the conference, highlighting products and services to hundreds of attendees. As a publishing company partnering with colleges and universities across the United States to develop and deliver career management textbooks, workbooks, and support material, it is always a privilege to gain insight and potential applications for student benefit from Career Service Professionals. Additionally, Education Career Service’s Danny Huffman was invited to share best practice approaches during a breakout session on December 7th. The interactive presentation, entitled “Navigating the Federal Job Market,” is now available for your review. Here’s a quick abstract of the session:

In an environment of uncertainty, seeking and securing employment in the private sector has become one of the most difficult challenges graduates face. With no clear path to resolve an employment situation saturated by the unemployed, where does one go? Invest in a little diligence and the answer becomes clear: The federal government (America’s largest employer). Our government hires about two percent of the nation’s civilian work force.

Recent legislation is disproving what many think about federal job applications and careers. Truth of the matter is, the federal hiring process is becoming user‐friendly as you are about to learn. Take a journey as this session will educate, excite, and promote your student career opportunities within the federal sector. Federal career success does not necessarily require similar employment experience; in fact, most applicants do not have experience in the same position, field, or sector. Here is where your knowledge and preparation will go a long way as student’s transition out of college and into the workforce.

MPACE 2011 Workshop Handout

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