Former U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards Will Discuss Public Service Career Opportunities with Baylor Students

Chet Edwards
Oct. 19, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Baylor University’s Office of Career and Professional Development will welcome former U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards for a conversation about public service career opportunities at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Marrs McLean Science Building Room 101.

Edwards serves as The W.R. Poage Distinguished Chair for Public Service at Baylor University. As part of his position, Edwards is in residence on campus for two weeks per semester. During that time, he provides public and classroom lectures in the areas of political science and economics and does leadership development training through the Division of Student Life.

In his lecture, “Exploring Opportunities in Public Service: A Conversation with Former U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards,” he will discuss working in Washington, D.C., public service and internships.

“Edwards will discuss his personal career in government as well as opportunities students might want to consider,” said Kevin Nall, director of operations in Baylor’s Office of Career & Professional Development. “Students should attend if they are the least bit interested in career opportunities with the government or other public service entities. They will have the chance to actually speak with someone who has been there.”

A reception following the lecture will give students opportunities to speak with Edwards one on one.

“At Baylor, we are fortunate enough to present service offerings that allow students to explore different kinds of careers,” Nall said. “This will be an opportunity to hear about the process of achieving a career in public service.”

Marrs McLean Science Building is located at 1214 S. Fourth St.

For more information, contact the Office of Career and Professional Development .

by Ashton Brown, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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