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USDA Pathways Programs

USDA Pathways ProgramOn December 27, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13562, “Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates,” establishing the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program along with the Presidential Management Fellows Program to be known as the Pathways Programs. These programs, collectively the Pathways Programs, are streamlined developmental programs tailored to promote employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce. The USDA Pathways Programs aims to improve recruiting efforts, offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and to provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.


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