The third and final webinar in the tenth anniversary celebration series, “Making a Worldwide Difference,” was held on Thursday, December 12, 2016 in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service (PPS). Two representatives from PPS, Kari Rea and Ella Holman, presented on federal hiring information and opportunities, how to apply to federal jobs, background checks and security clearances, and the Pathways Program. They also gave detailed explanations on how to evaluate federal job postings on USA Jobs, and tips for using the website and completing online applications. As the process of applying for a federal job can be complex, their informative presentations provide invaluable guidance for NSLI-Y alumni seeking federal employment.

If you would like to view the webinar, please email [email protected].

Presenter Bios

Kari Rea Associate Manager

Kari joined the Education and Outreach team in July 2015. She manages the Partnership’s Federal Student Ambassadors program, designed to leverage students' consistent on-campus presence and unique knowledge of their campus culture to actively promote opportunities with federal agencies. Additionally, she works on communications strategy for the Call to Serve Network, including a monthly e-newsletter and Go Government social media efforts.

Kari graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies. Originally from Ohio, Kari worked at ABC News prior to joining the Partnership.

Ella Holman Associate Manager

Ella joined the Partnership in October 2015 as an Associate Manager on the Education and Outreach team. In her role, Ella develops and leads in-person agency workshops and virtual webinars to reach federal employees across the country. These are designed to help federal agencies recruit and hire the talent needed to fulfill their missions. In addition, she supports various custom agency engagement work as well as the Federal Student Ambassadors program. Further, Ella assists in the Call to Serve Network by supporting students and jobseekers looking for federal opportunities.

Prior to the Partnership, Ella worked as an HR Specialist on the Recruitment and Staffing team at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) internal Human Resources office. She graduated from American University with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Business Administration.