The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) MSLS student, Megan Myers, has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship. The fellowship is part of a federally-funded leadership development program designed to recruit entry-level graduate degree candidates, equipping them to become the next government leaders.
While serving a two-year appointment, fellows receive 160 hours of formal classroom training, challenging work assignments, feedback on their work, at least one 4-6 month developmental assignment and potential for accelerated promotions. Over 9,100 applications were received for the 2011 recruitment cycle, from which 850 finalists were selected.
In order to become one of this year's fellows, Megan will first need to secure an appointment with a sponsoring federal agency. While she was apprehensive about the prospect of doing this during last week's predicted governmental shut down, things are looking better this week.
SILS wishes Megan the best of luck in her ongoing appointment search and congratulates her on the exciting news of being named a Presidential Management Fellowship finalist!