Public Service Recruiting Day grows in its second year

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On Nov. 13, the Public Service Recruiting Day expanded in its second year of providing Harvard College seniors with pathways into postgraduate opportunities in the public interest sector. Public Service Recruiting Day has proven to be an innovative effort by inviting leading public service organizations to campus to interview students in a structured manner. This year, the recruiting day attracted 30 organizations to interview 125 graduating seniors.

“I was impressed by how supportive my fellow classmates were throughout the day,” said Dennis Ojogho, a senior at Harvard College. “On-campus recruiting events are notorious for producing a somewhat competitive environment, but this day did not feel that way at all.

“I truly felt like the purpose of the event was to help students find opportunities that exist for them to make a positive impact in the public interest sector,”  he added.

Gene Corbin, assistant dean of Harvard College for Public Service, said, “It was thrilling to see students with so much to offer interviewing with these inspiring organizations and to realize that it is possible for them to devote their postgraduate pursuits to their public service passion.”

This event was coordinated by the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC), Institute of Politics (IOP), and Office of Services (OCS).