The Robertson Foundation for Government, a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to helping government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating, and motivating top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers, and GovLoop, the leading knowledge network for government, today announced the launch of “Path to PMF” (www.pathtopmf.com), an interactive website and guide to provide information and assistance for applicants to the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program (http://www.pmf.gov).
PathtoPMF.com is an interactive online resource designed to serve as the “go-to” guide for prospective applicants in navigating the PMF process from application to job placement. The guide shares advice with applicants based on video and podcast interviews with more than 60 current and past PMFs, nearly a dozen career advisors, and several federal agency program coordinators. The site also hosts discussion forums where prospects can ask questions and support one another throughout the application process.
“PMF is the premier federal program for recruiting the nation’s most talented students into the public service. It has undergone substantial revision in recent years and students often struggle understanding the process. That’s why I’m excited about PathtoPMF.com,” said Dr. Paul C. Light, New York University Wagner’s Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service and founding principal investigator of the Global Center for Public Service. “The resources on PathtoPMF.com give the PMF program the boost it needs to reignite student interest. If the federal government is to meet the many future challenges it faces, it must have the very best leaders. The PMF Program is the gateway. PathtoPMF.com is the tour guide through the gateway and beyond.”
The website offers a comprehensive resource for every stage of the application process, including:
- Historical program overview and insider insight on the PMF program,
- Tips on the application process and past interview questions,
- Practical advice on the online and in-person assessment,
- Analysis from historical data on popular graduate degrees, top universities, and top hiring agencies, and
- Successfully managing the job fair and placement process.
To download the guide and get full details, please go to PathtoPMF.com.
About Robertson Foundation for Government
The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG) (www.rffg.org) is a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to helping government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating and motivating top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers in foreign policy, national security and international affairs.
Established by the family of the late philanthropists Charles and Marie Robertson, and named in their honor, the Robertson Foundation for Government pursues a mission that was central to Mr. and Mrs. Robertson’s philanthropic activities: strengthening the United States government and increasing its ability and determination to defend and extend freedom throughout the world by improving the training and education of men and women for government service, with particular emphasis on international relations and foreign affairs.
Faced with daunting global challenges and the looming retirement of tens of thousands of experienced federal employees, the government’s needs couldn’t be greater. RFFG helps the government meet those needs through a variety of programs. Robertson Fellowships have benefited dozens of graduate school students at the nation’s top graduate schools and works with the federal Office of Personnel Management, and with the departments and agencies of the federal government that require international expertise.
The Robertson Foundation for Government is governed by a board of directors consisting of seven family members. A distinguished advisory board, which includes former National Security Advisor Gen. Brent Scowcroft, former Virginia governor and three-term U.S. Senator Charles S. (“Chuck”) Robb, Dr. John Palmer, university professor and dean emeritus of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and New York University Prof. Paul Light, an expert on federal government personnel matters, provides expert counsel and advice to the directors and staff. Timothy “Bo” Kemper serves as RFFG”s Executive Director.
GovLoop.com is the “Knowledge Network for Government” – the premier online community connecting over 60,000 public sector professionals. Started in 2008, the community is an essential resource to connect with peers, share best practices, and find career-building opportunities. At GovLoop, connecting government to improve government is our mission. GovLoop helps future government leaders through a range of initiatives including its annual Next Generation of Government Training Summit, the leading training event for rising government leaders, as well as its online mentor programs and career guides.