OPM’s presentation on Pathways Program at the College Recruiting Bootcamp

Posted November 12, 2014 by
Tom Formby

Tom Formby

How often has your agency tried to recruit a recent college grad or student only to lose them to a corporate employer because of higher pay, nicer offices, or a more exciting brand?

Lost in that struggle is the reality that you’re better off losing the candidate who is going to choose a career path based upon who pays the most. Let’s face it, you’re never going to win that battle. You need to identify your advantages and then communicate those to the candidates who are most receptive and therefore the most likely to work for you in the short- and long-term.

So what’s one of the federal government’s biggest advantages? The Pathways Programs. Unlike the need to “hit the ground running” that so many corporate employers require of young adults, the Pathways Programs offer clear paths to federal internships and meaningful training and career development opportunities for people who are at the beginning of their federal service.

Is your agency doing everything it should to leverage the Pathways Programs? Join us on Monday, December 8th at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. as we learn more from Tom Formby, senior federal recruitment advisor for OPM.


From 10am to 3:30pm (with a break for lunch) you’ll be immersed in eight presentations of 20 minutes each. No time for fluff. No time for stupid jokes. The eight, outstanding presenters will each be razor focused and so will you. How do I know that? Because this will be our 8th College Recruiting Bootcamp.

Who should attend? Hiring managers, human resource specialists, and other government employees who want to learn how to more efficiently and effectively hire college and university recent graduates and students. No vendors. No career services. No third party recruiters. No job seekers. No selling from the podium. All presenters and attendees will be government employees.


Takeaways? At the end of the day, you will know how to more effectively and efficiently hire not just enough college grads and students, but the best college grads and students for your agency’s career opportunities. You’ll learn the newest tips and tricks from staffing leaders at agencies such as:

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • General Services Administration
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • U.S. Army

Cost? Thanks to the generous support of TMP Government, we were able to drop the ticket prices from $250 to $50!


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