Affirm Federal IT Career Workshop and Shadow Day

Career Administrator

Date and Time:
Monday, February 13, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm

IBM Briefing Center
600 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005

Join AFFIRM (Association for Federal Information Resources Management)  at our annual Federal Career IT Day, introducing college students to careers and opportunities in Federal information technology (IT). This program is designed in consultation with the Federal CIO Council’s Workforce Committee and the Office of Personnel Management.

This year, students will hear from upper-level IT executives across the federal government.

Students who attend the AFFIRM Federal Career IT Day will be given a leg up on employment opportunities within the Federal workforce. Participants will hear from past attendees, get tips from those who make hiring decisions within their agencies, and learn what the future holds for Federal IT professionals. This is a unique opportunity for students to network with Federal employees and become better prepared for the professional workforce. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of AFFIRM.


9:00AM - 9:30AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30AM - 9:45AM: Welcome Address
9:45AM - 10:15AM: Plenary Speaker
10:15AM - 11:15AM: Federal IT Overview Panel
11:15AM - 1:00PM: Job Shadow Sign up & Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:45PM: Benefits of Job Shadowing & Interning - Panel Discussion
1:45PM - 2:30PM: Process to Apply for Public Sector Job
2:30PM - 3:30PM: Coaching & Resume Reviews

Job Shadow Day/Scheduled Separately

Shadow days will be arranged between each student and the agency IT professional, to be completed within two weeks following orientation.
*Note: Flexibility will allow students, who may be in classes or undergoing exams, to avoid disrupting their schedules and to allow agency IT professional to identify particularly interesting days for shadowing. Moreover, some agency IT professionals may be able to host multiple students if they are not all on the same day.

Please note: attendees must bring a government-issued ID to the Federal Career IT Workshop and the scheduled job shadow day. Student IDs will not be sufficient. Acceptable forms of ID include:

U.S. passport or foreign government-issued passport
U.S. passport card
U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
Permanent resident card
Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) for the sole purpose of identification