A graduate student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship. Kathryn McNamara, a student in the Master of Science in Library Science graduate program has been selected from thousands of applicants.
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 four to six month developmental assignment and potential for accelerated promotions.
Approximately 7,000 applications were received for the 2014 recruitment cycle, from which 609 finalists were selected.
In order to become one of this year's fellows, McNamara will first secure an appointment with a sponsoring federal agency. She will attend a Job Fair in Washington, D.C.
SILS wishes Kathryn only the best of luck in her appointment searches and congratulates her on the exciting news of being named a Presidential Management Fellowship finalist!