Careers in Federal Government

Careers in Federal Government


As a student in this community, you exhibit an interest in pursuing a career in the industries of public service, regional planning, politics, foreign services, and more!

Use this page and the listed resources to learn more about different majors, jobs, internships, trends, organizations, and more in your field of interest!

Sample Occupations:

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Budget Analysts
  • City Managers
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Scientist
  • Tax Examiners
  • Urban Regional Planner

Sample Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Finance, Real Estate and Law
  • Gender, Ethnicity & Multicultural
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management and Human Resources
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Urban Regional Planning

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Are you passionate about making a difference? Now is your chance! Join us February 29 – March 1 at Cal Poly Pomona as we kick off a new partnership aimed at offering early career opportunities in public service.

During their visit, HHS is actively seeking out vibrant and dedicated students to become integral members of their team. This could be your chance to start an exciting journey towards making a difference. Be sure to attend the various events hosted by the department before and during their visit to campus: 

  • Friday, February 23 (11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.): Veterans Federal Resume Workshop (SSB Rm 1967)
  • Tuesday, February 27 (3–4 p.m.): Career Center’s Workshop Prep for a Federal Resume(SSB Rm 1967)  
  • Thursday, February 29 (10:30 a.m.-11:45): MOU signing ceremony and reception (Ursa Major A/B)
    • Join President Coley and HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration Cheryl R. Campbell for the MOU signing and reception with light refreshments immediately following. 
  • Thursday, February 29 (1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.): HHS Career Panel(Ursa Major A/B)
    • Meet current HHS employees and learn about their career journey. 
  • Friday, March 1 (8:15–9:15 a.m.): Networking Breakfast with NIH & HHS for Military Affiliated Students (Bldg. 121 West, 1st floor, MPR 1967-1969)
  • Friday, March 1 (10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.): Spring Career Fair (University Quad)
    • Meet and network with different HHS agency representatives at the Spring Career Fair and learn about current job openings. 
  • Friday, March 1 (2–4 p.m.): HHS On-site Hiring Fair (Bronco Student Union Andromeda Suite) 
    • This event is by invitation only for students who have 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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Contact & Location

Phone
909-869-2342
Address

Career Center Build 97 - Room 128
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91786

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Regular Hours Drop-in Advising
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

To participate in drop-in advising, login to CPP Connect.