Courtney St. Peters, a student at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to serve as a Federal Service Student Ambassador for the 2010-11 academic year. St. Peters is a senior from Godfrey, Ill.
The Ambassadors Program enlists students to promote federal jobs on college and university campuses, nationwide. Forty-seven students representing 40 schools were selected from more than 150 applicants.
The program is part of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service’s Call to Serve initiative to inspire a new generation to seek public service positions. More than 720 campuses and 75 federal agencies have joined the Call to Serve network.
According to the organization’s research, the federal government will fill more than 50,000 entry level jobs in the next 12 months, along with approximately 60,000 paid internships. There are jobs and internships available in practically every major, interest and skill level, in all 50 states and around the world.
As an ambassador, St. Peters will serve as an on-campus student resource for federal job and internship information, providing “insider” tips on where to find and how to land coveted federal jobs. Responsibilities range from conducting presentations and workshops to collaborating with campus career services representatives.