NDSU graduate student Jeremy Maslowski has been selected to serve as a Federal Service Student Ambassador. Maslowski, from Little Falls, Minn., is working toward his masters degree in natural resources management.
The ambassador program is sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, D.C.
According to Samantha Donaldson, senior communications manager, the prestigious program is a unique recruiting tool for federal agencies. The ambassadors program enlists students to promote job and internship opportunities to their fellow classmates on campuses nationwide, she explained. Jeremy is one of 22 students selected specifically to work with the Department of the Interior.
Donaldson said Maslowski and his fellow ambassadors promote a variety of Department of the Interior occupations, including biologists, fish and wildlife administrators, park rangers, education specialists, program analysts and public affairs specialists.
As part of my student ambassador position here at NDSU, Ive been discussing in classes and with interested students about the possibilities that exist for students, Maslowski said, I assist students with setting up accounts and navigating USAJOBS (the federal employment website), getting students in touch with agencies, handing out reference materials, proofreading and editing federal resumes, and answering questions about careers within the federal government.
Maslowski worked this past summer as a wildlife refuge specialist trainee at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney Mich., and the previous two summers as a biological science technician at Agassiz National Wildlife refuge in Middle River, Minn. After he earns his masters degree at NDSU, Maslowski hopes to be named a wildlife refuge specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
I am very passionate about being an ambassador and want as many students as possible to be aware and get interested in federal employment, he said. Ive learned a lot along my relatively young career, but the enjoyment of passing what I know to other interested students is what I really am out to do.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.