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Title: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: fedreg on November 14, 2008, 02:04:30 PM
Has anyone received an offer from one of the Federal Government Honors Programs?
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: non parata est on November 14, 2008, 06:00:34 PM
tag
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: Naked Promise on November 15, 2008, 09:47:36 AM
I second the tag.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: fedreg on November 19, 2008, 06:43:59 AM
A number of the agencies have at least started interviewing. I interviewed with DOJ and the federal banking regulators (FDIC & OCC) in October and have interviews scheduled this week with the SEC and HUD.

To date, the only offers that I have heard about have come from DOJ. There is a rather long thread on the DOJ honors program on autoadmit if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: thatdamnsasquatch on November 19, 2008, 07:07:19 AM
I have an interview with HUD this week.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: Jolie Was Here on December 03, 2008, 12:53:42 PM
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Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: coquita on December 03, 2008, 02:58:31 PM
IRS??? I haven't heard from them either way yet.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: vap on December 03, 2008, 03:01:36 PM
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Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: rhombot on December 19, 2008, 01:05:16 PM
i was contacted by NLRB GC's office in late november/early december about an interview, and by the board earlier this week.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: Jolie Was Here on December 19, 2008, 01:57:20 PM
i was contacted by NLRB GC's office in late november/early december about an interview, and by the board earlier this week.

Me too. Good luck!
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: rhombot on December 19, 2008, 02:20:20 PM
i got no love from the regional offices, though.

good luck to you too.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: coquita on December 22, 2008, 01:19:38 PM
Dinged by IRS. Not that upset about it.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: SJ228 on December 24, 2008, 03:37:12 PM
I'm going to DOJ Honors. Anyone else with me?
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: AndyB617 on December 26, 2008, 05:34:22 AM
Anyone know anything about the NRC's Honor Law Graduate program?  or their Clerkship position?  These are what I'm shooting for out of law school, and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with it, or knows anyone with experience with it.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: Jolie Was Here on December 26, 2008, 06:45:29 AM
Got a call last Thursday afternoon from one of the Regional Offices, wanting an interview the next morning  :o 

That seems to be how they roll! It's like, "Hi, we'd like to interview you . . . right now." Good luck to you, too!
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: none on January 02, 2009, 01:12:54 PM
Anyone who interviewed with HUD receive offer or rejection yet?
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: flyaway on January 03, 2009, 04:44:01 PM
Got a call last Thursday afternoon from one of the Regional Offices, wanting an interview the next morning  :o 

That seems to be how they roll! It's like, "Hi, we'd like to interview you . . . right now." Good luck to you, too!

Any update, Jolie?
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 03, 2009, 10:42:35 PM
Got a call last Thursday afternoon from one of the Regional Offices, wanting an interview the next morning  :o 

That seems to be how they roll! It's like, "Hi, we'd like to interview you . . . right now." Good luck to you, too!

Any update, Jolie?

Nada. Prolly won't hear anything until the end of the month/beginning of next month on either of them.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 04, 2009, 07:22:23 AM
I was told I might hear as early as Dec 26 through last week.  I know they called some of my references, but I still haven't heard from them :(

I wouldn't sweat it too much yet. Didn't they also say that they wanted to complete all hiring for the three programs in December? And they didn't even start interviewing until the beginning of the month. I'm trying to be all zen about the waiting game, but easier said than done.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: flip side on January 04, 2009, 10:37:55 AM
fwiw i am a hud employee & came in under a different fellowship program (pmf) a few years ago.  for my own hiring, after i interviewed, it took 3 months before i heard anything.  i know about the honors program but am not sure if it is administered in the same manner as pmf is.  if so, i'd also expect to wait a few months...

also, bc congress hasn't approved a budget for us for fy 09, and y'all's salary would be coming out of those appropriations, that may also contribute to a delay.  many offices are not able to hire until that final budget is approved (springish?).

so, all in all, i would not worry if you do not hear on a precise date.  like i said though, this program may somehow be set up differently than other programs and so you may not be subject to all the delays.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: Thistle on January 04, 2009, 12:36:52 PM
fwiw i am a hud employee & came in under a different fellowship program (pmf) a few years ago.  for my own hiring, after i interviewed, it took 3 months before i heard anything.  i know about the honors program but am not sure if it is administered in the same manner as pmf is.  if so, i'd also expect to wait a few months...

also, bc congress hasn't approved a budget for us for fy 09, and y'all's salary would be coming out of those appropriations, that may also contribute to a delay.  many offices are not able to hire until that final budget is approved (springish?).

so, all in all, i would not worry if you do not hear on a precise date.  like i said though, this program may somehow be set up differently than other programs and so you may not be subject to all the delays.



i have initial pmf interviews next month...were you saying it took three months after you made the finalist pool or 3 months after the job fair in dc before you heard?....i will need to decide where to take the bar before then...WAY before then.....i do not want to practice where i went to law school
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: rhombot on January 05, 2009, 12:02:21 PM
interviews haven't been finished yet. i'm not up until later this week.
Title: Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
Post by: coquita on January 07, 2009, 02:18:21 PM
NLRB is still looking to interview people in their regional offices. At a PI Career Fair that is coming up, they will be accepting applications and interviewing students for their regional offices.