Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Fellowships can aid job search


My June 25 column described a sample of fellowship programs for feds. By participating in such programs, you may enhance your success at your home agency. For example, participating in a fellowship program that would place you on a congressional staff would likely teach you about how Congress generates laws and agency budgets; political considerations affecting agency programs; opinions and misconceptions about your agency held by lawmakers and their staffs; and the prominent personalities on Capitol Hill. A congressional fellowship would also likely provide you with contacts among congressional staff — many of whom wield potentially pivotal power and may influence…