Want to Make a Difference? The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services is Hiring

Did you know that the work of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) touches the lives of every person in the nation? The department will be on campus in late February to recruit Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni for jobs.

Think about the last food you consumed, cosmetics you applied or medication you were prescribed — they all likely contain ingredients that are approved and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led the nation’s response efforts.

If you know someone who is struggling with substance use or suffering from mental illness, you may have contacted SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) free and confidential helpline for treatment referral or support resources.

Starting Feb. 23, Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni are invited to attend several career events on campus to learn about the positions, prepare for interviews and meet recruiters. HHS includes 12 operating divisions and about 80,000 employees. The department is hiring in the fields of communications, marketing, finance, accounting, information technology, biology, chemistry, criminology, cybersecurity and public health. Visit the HHS website for a list of HHS mission-critical occupations.

If you’re interested in learning about the far-reaching impacts of one of the most consequential departments in the federal government, join us at these upcoming events as Cal Poly Pomona launches a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase early career employment opportunities for students interested in public service.

Veterans Federal Resume Workshop
Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. SSB West, 1st floor, MPR 1967

Career Center’s Workshop Prep for a Federal Resume
Feb. 27, 3-4 p.m. SSB West, 1st floor, MPR 1967

MOU signing ceremony and reception
Feb. 29, 10:30 a.m.-11:45, Ursa Major A/B
Join President Soraya M. Coley and HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration Cheryl R. Campbell for the MOU signing and reception with light refreshments immediately following.

HHS Career Panel
Feb. 29, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Ursa Major A/B
Meet current HHS employees and learn about their career journey.

Networking Breakfast with NIH & HHS for Military Affiliated Students
March 1, 8:15-9:15 a.m., SSB West, 1st floor, MPR 1967-1969

Spring Career Fair
March 1, 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., University Quad
Meet and network with different HHS agency representatives at the Spring Career Fair and learn about current job openings.

HHS On-site Hiring Fair
March 1, 2-4 p.m., BSC, Andromeda Suite
This event is by invitation only for students who participated in either the Feb. 23 or Feb. 27 federal resume workshop, attend the career fair, and are contacted by HHS representatives.

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By Alexis Lopez
Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist