Career Services Office to Host Federal Career Day on Campus

Ferris State UniversityFerris State University’s Career Services office is hosting Federal Career Day on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This event will feature guest speaker Sarah Lynch, who works for the U.S. Department of Energy. Lynch will discuss the types of federal careers that are available and how different majors can be appropriate for certain federal careers. Federal Career Day consists of a morning presentation, a few classroom sessions and an evening presentation. The morning session, “How to Find and Apply for Federal Jobs,” will be held in FLITE Room 112 at 9 a.m. It is geared toward people who are interested in a federal career or internship.

The evening presentation, “Careers in Public Service,” will be held in IRC Room 120 at 5 p.m. This presentation will cover a broad range of topics and students from all academic programs are encouraged to attend.

“It will open students’ eyes to what it means to work in public service or to have a federal career,” said Melissa Hanson, a junior in the Accountancy and Finance program at Ferris who works in the Career Services office. “There are many misconceptions about what it entails, and there also are so many more opportunities in public service than people perceive.”

For more than a decade, Lynch has worked for the federal government. She has held different positions at the Department of Energy and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She also has worked on Capitol Hill as a summer intern at the State Department.

The Federal Career Day events are as follows:

  • 9 to 11 a.m., How to Find and Apply for Federal Jobs
  • 12 to 1 p.m., Lunch-and-Learn
  • 7 to 8 p.m., Careers in Public Service

These events are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

For more information, contact Melissa Hanson at

Visit the Career Services website, here:

Last updated: 07-24-2012