This event will be unique in that there will be a virtual and in-person component – as always, all federal employees are invited to attend either or both events.

Federal Government Education Summit

Scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9

Attend virtually 100% online, OR attend in-person at 600 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC 20024

Both formats will offer the opportunity to meet representatives from participating schools and attend presentations at no cost.

About the Event

Thank you for your interest in the Spring 2024 Federal Education Summit! The schools represented in this event are all members of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Federal Academic Alliance.

At this interactive virtual event, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from each of the schools and attend panel discussions at no cost. Be sure to sign up for our Panel Discussion series to hear more from industry professionals on Workforce Health & Wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Cybersecurity & Data Analytics and Leadership: Managing teams.


Federal employees and their families (spouses and dependents)

Event Objectives:

Inform federal employees and their families about the benefits available through the Federal Academic Alliance Provide learning opportunities through forums and panel discussions Support career development for Federal employees Provide information for Federal employees to obtain college degrees/certificates and/or college credit Discuss mission-critical topics

About the Federal Academic Alliance

OPM created the Federal Academic Alliance in 2014 to assist the federal government in addressing critical skills gaps. Today, the alliance has grown to include over 30 schools, colleges and universities from across the country. Each of these schools offers benefits to federal employees, spouses, and dependents to advance their education.

For more information about the Federal Academic Alliance, please visit Federal Academic Alliance email:


Agenda Coming Soon

Exhibition of Schools
11:25 – 12:00 p.m.
Transforming Human Resources: A Journey to Build a Career Development Program

As a key driver of employee engagement and organizational performance, career development programs can motivate and inspire employees in so many positive ways. This session will highlight practical steps and lessons learned to design and deliver transformative human capital solutions with a focus on career pathing.

Chief of Human Resources for the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at the U.S. House of Representative

Lunch (Snack Bar Provided)

OPM Resume Workshop

Writing Your Resume for Federal Jobs

Job seekers can apply for Federal positions using a resume and an optional cover letter.  This session will provide participants with information on how best to write a resume that highlights strengths, accomplishments, and results.  You will learn what information to include on your resume, tips to market yourself, and how to describe your experience.  Participants will leave this session armed with information to craft an effective Federal resume.

DeShan King, Senior Human Resources Specialist, OPM

Rooftop Networking Event

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Federal Government Education Summit:

The Federal Government Education Summit is a virtual and in-person education fair where employees of the federal government can connect with the 32 colleges and universities associated with the Federal Academic Alliance. OPM has created these alliances to help assist the federal government in addressing critical skills gaps. At the education fair you will also be able to attend panel discussions on various topics to hear more about what subject matter experts have to say about the evolution of these topic areas.

What can I expect from the Federal Government Education Summit:

  • Gather information about the school's educational offerings, degree opportunities, and certificate/CEU options.

  • Attend live panel discussions on key topic areas impacting today’s leaders and employee workforce

  • View fresh and exciting information on what our college partners are offering new students.

Do I need to register for the Federal Government Education Summit?

Yes, you will need to enter your name and email address to enjoy all the features of the Summit

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

  • No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our education fair. You only need to have access to the Internet

  • Zoom will be the meeting tool to access the panel discussions

Are there TWO events?

Yes, on May 8 and on May 9, there will be a virtual and in-person event to choose from each day. The virtual event will run from 9:00am – 6:00PM EST, and the in-person event will run from 10:00am – 4:00pm EST and will be held at Graduate School USA, 600 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC 2004. At both events you’ll have the opportunity to meet with school representatives and attend presentations.