PMFs in Diplomacy and Development: Google+ Hangout for Prospective 2015 PMFs

Rachel Howell
September 19, 2014

The PMF program began in 1977 to help graduate students with advanced degrees in public policy or law transition to a career in the federal government. Over time, the program expanded to include more than just law and public policy, and in 2014, the PMF program began recruiting graduate students and postdocs in science, technology, engineering, and math through a new PMF-STEM track. Last year 91 applicants were selected as PMF-STEM finalists.

The Presidential Management Fellows Advisory Council (PMFAC) at State/USAID will host a Google+ Hangout for current graduate school students and recent graduate school alumni interested in learning more about Presidential Management Fellowships at State and USAID. Noting that Secretary Kerry has reiterated the desire that State “have a workforce that reflects the rich composition of its citizenry,” we are particularly wishing to reach students whose academic or personal backgrounds may be under-represented at State. This "virtual panel" will include a diverse group of past and present State/USAID PMFs to provide insight on common questions about the PMF process, getting jobs at State/USAID, life as a PMF at State/USAID, etc.  We ask that prospective applicants review before joining the discussion.

Submit any questions you have for panelists and vote for other questions by 12 PM EST on September 22nd, 2014.

What: Google+ Hangout for Prospective 2015 PMFs


When: 9/23/2014 at 7:00pm EDT


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Disclaimer: Current and former PMFs participating in the Google+ Hangout are speaking in their personal capacity and not on behalf of the Department of State or USAID or the PMF Programs at State and USAID. We are not hiring managers and cannot make job offers. Participation in this Google+ Hangout session is an opportunity offered by PMFs for PMF applicants for information only, and