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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Working for the Federal Government: Part 2

Categories: Careers,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

Covers the federal hiring process including how to find vacancies, how to interpret vacancy announcements, how to master the application process, and final steps.  Also offers resources for more information   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Govt Information,Youth

Describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government as  a selective guide for students from high school to postgraduate.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Distribution of U.S. Health Care Providers Residing in Rural and Urban Areas

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

Presents statistics on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 32 health occupations across rural and urban areas, based on their place of residence.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Baccalaureate Degree Recipients’ Early Labor Market and Education Outcomes: 1994, 2001, and 2009

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Compares experiences of three different graduation classes in terms of work or further education by field of major one year after graduation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Covers enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, and academic employment of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Obama Administration Announces Final Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College Programs

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment

Explains the details and the purpose behind new regulations that threaten poor performing career colleges with loss of eligibility for federal student aid programs.  Includes link to text of final regulations.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Teacher Staffing and Pay Differences: Public and Private Schools

Categories: Careers,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment

Examines the differences in pay levels and fringe benefits  between public and private schools and between teachers and other college graduates.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides data on wage outcomes out to twenty years past graduation by degree and discipline of study.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


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