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Professions in Politics and Government Series: Working for the Federal Government

Dear Colleagues:

The Political Science Department is beginning an occasional series on Professions in Politics and Government. We’ll gather for snacks and beverages in Mather House Room 100 for opportunities to hear from and question visitors about their careers.

We’ll kick it off on Thursday, September 26, at 3:00 p.m. with Chris Hook, who will talk about Working for the Federal Government. He will talk about what it’s like to work for the feds and the various pathways that one can use to enter the federal service, such as internships, fellowships, and direct applications.

Chris Hook is a Budget Analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice, with particular focus on the Department’s litigating divisions, healthcare fraud, and witness protection. He entered the Federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2004 and has held positions at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Security Division. In addition to his current role, he completed the DOJ LEAP Leadership Fellowship in 2011.

While at CWRU, he majored in Political Science and Psychology and minored in Religion and English; he graduated with his Masters in Political Science in 2004. Chris currently serves as the President of the CWRU Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter and is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Chris makes his home in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC, is actively involved in his church, and is an avid marathon runner.

All best regards,
Joe White
Department Chair – Department of Political Science