The Federal Pathways Programs are a-comin’: Low-Cost Ways to Prepare Your Agency

June 18, 2012

For the first time in decades, our government is launching a new set of programs to improve the recruiting and hiring of college students and recent graduates.

Established by a presidential executive order, the Pathways Programs are designed to help agencies provide students and recent graduates with clear paths to internships and full-time employment, as well as meaningful training, mentoring and career-development opportunities.

Comprised of the Internship program, Recent Graduates program and Presidential Management Fellows program, the Pathways Programs will assist agencies in attracting talent, educating and engaging employees, and filling key competency gaps. In the past, complex and lengthy procedures, disparate programs and low intern conversion rates have prompted many talented candidates to choose opportunities in other sectors rather than the federal government. 

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