This is a unique opportunity that may never come up again for UMD students, so please take advantage of it. The response has been strong, but we still have some more spots left and are extending the RSVP deadline to Friday. ALL security information and RSVPs must be received by 11am on Friday, April 6th.
* You must be a University of Maryland, College Park student (undergrad or grad). Please include your UID number in your RSVP email.
* You must make sure you can attend the ENTIRE event before you RSVP. Check on your courses and other obligations BEFORE committing.
* You must completely fill out the security information (including your email and phone number) in the WAVES spreadsheet, and this information needs to match the government issued ID you are bringing to enter the building. If you mistype or provide incorrect information, you might be denied entry. Read carefully, as there may not be time to correct any mistakes.
To RSVP, send Nick Sakurai (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email with your request to hold a spot, your UID number, along with the attached WAVES spreadsheet filled as required by the White House for entry to this event. First come, first served. You will hear back on Friday if there was a space for you or not, and then further details will follow. We will compile your RSVP's and send on your security information to our White House contact. Please also note that as lunch is not provided, you will need to either pack a lunch or bring some cash. Students will also be responsible for their own transportation arrangements.
And, here are the event details as provided by the White House:
THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
invites you to
A CAREER PATHWAYS BRIEFING FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, & TRANSGENDER (LGBT) COLLEGE STUDENTS
featuring remarks by
Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Friday, April 13, 2012
10:00 AM – Noon
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Noon – 1:30 PM
(not provided by the White House)
1:30 – 3:30 PM
White House Conference Center
LGBT college students are invited to a White House briefing on Federal government career opportunities featuring remarks by John Berry, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and staff and senior leaders from across the Obama Administration. This event will be an opportunity to learn about career opportunities including career civil service, foreign service, military service, the Presidential Management Fellowship, White House and agency internships, and opportunities with the Obama Administration. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with LGBT agency staff and learn more about President Obama’s commitment to equal rights for LGBT people.
For more information on the Obama Administration’s efforts on LGBT issues, or to sign up for updates, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/LGBT