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Event Description: Are you an entrepreneur or thinking about one day owning your own business and curious about potential resources and support? Or are you curious about working in the federal sector and how to apply for government jobs? Then join us for the next Coffee House Networking Event on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Goodwin, 411. Alumnus, Donald Pellico from the U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss a variety of topics including:
Potential opportunities in the federal sector and how to best prepare for them
Advice on the unique process of applying to government jobs through USAJOBS.GOV
His role at the SBA, career path, and services & resources the SBA provides.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA has been a leader in small business development for more than 60 years. In an increasingly globalized economy, we tackle challenges confronted by the small business community across geographic boundaries. Although times have changed since the SBA was founded in 1953, the Agency's mission - to promote the growth of small business - has not. Today, SBA is more vital than ever. We work in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to multiply our impact on small businesses. SBA's programs now include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade. Read more about SBA here.