UTD Career Center Joins Initiative
To Spread the Word about Federal Jobs
Program Will Educate Students, Alumni about Government Careers

RICHARDSON, Texas (June 21, 2004) — The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Career Center, which offers professional development programs for UTD students and alumni from all academic disciplines, has joined a nationwide initiative to encourage college graduates to learn about federal jobs and pursue opportunities with the U. S. government.

As a founding member of Call to Serve: Leaders in Education Allied for Public Service, the center will undertake a series of educational and outreach programs to help students land internships and jobs with federal agencies across the country.

As part of the program, UTD will sponsor campus events to help educate students about federal careers — including seminars about what kinds of jobs are available and how apply for them — and highlight alumni who are making important contributions in federal service.

There is a need for additional federal workers. And according to projections, government hiring needs are expected to increase substantially in the coming years as more federal workers retire and as the country responds to increasing national security needs. During the next five years, more than half of all federal workers could become eligible to retire, including more than 70 percent of senior managers.

“We are pleased to be a partner in this program and to help educate and motivate students to consider service to our country as a potential career path,” said Sue Sherbet, director of the UTD Career Center. “And we are enthusiastic about the possibility that the partnership will enhance relationships with the various agencies in which our students already are contributing as interns.”

Call to Serve will be supported by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to recruiting and retaining excellence in the federal civil service, and by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management, the government’s human resources agency. For more information, please visit www.ourpublicservice.org.

About the Career Center

The UTD Career Center offers a comprehensive career development program to students and alumni from all academic disciplines. Career Center programs include counseling and assessments, internship and cooperative education opportunities, career-related seminars, an electronic resume referral and job listing service and on-campus employer networking events. The center services approximately 4,500 students and alumni each year. For more information, please visit the Career Center Web site at www.utdallas.edu/student/career.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 13,700 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.