Release Number 8813-23
CFTC to Host a Career Forum for College, University and Law School Students and Recent Graduates
October 25, 2023
Washington, D.C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) will host an in-person and virtual Career Forum for Colleges, Universities, and Law Schools on November 14-16. The forum will occur in half-day sessions, highlighting career paths across the CFTC in various occupations.
OWMI is inviting students and recent graduates from Washington, D.C.-area colleges, universities, and law schools to participate in the in-person session on November 14, and inviting students and recent graduates nationwide to participate virtually in the sessions on November 15 and 16.
The forum’s opening day on November 14 will be in-person and feature opening remarks from CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam, CFTC Commissioners, and guest speaker Alex Tremble, CEO of GPS Leadership Solutions.
The forum will feature opportunities to learn more about CFTC career paths and the integral role of the CFTC in the U.S. economy through panel discussions and opportunities to engage with CFTC attorneys, auditors, economists, futures trading specialists, investigators, and analysts. The forum will conclude with an overview of the CFTC’s internship and recent graduate program, along with a workshop on writing a federal resume and the federal employment application process.
“This career forum reflects the CFTC’s commitment to attracting and recruiting diverse top talent and building a pipeline of future leaders who represent the diversity of the people and markets the CFTC serves and oversees through establishing partnerships and recruiting from law schools, minority serving institutions, women’s colleges, and rural colleges and universities,” said Chief Diversity Officer Tanisha Cole Edmonds, who also leads OMWI.
“As the primary regulator of the U.S. derivatives markets, the CFTC plays an integral role in risk management, price discovery, financial stability, and predictability of prices that impact the daily lives of all Americans. We need a diverse and talented workforce to accomplish our mission to promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets,” Edmonds continued.”
OMWI Career Forum for Colleges, Universities, and Law Schools Sessions:
November 14: In-person half-day session at the CFTC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. Portions of this session will also be accessible virtually. Participants will hear from CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam and Commissioners Kristin N. Johnson, Christy Goldsmith Romero, Summer K. Mersinger, Christy Goldsmith Romero and Caroline D. Pham. Alex D. Tremble, executive leadership coach, will be the guest speaker. Tremble is the founder and CEO of GPS Leadership Solutions, the author of several books focused on career planning and government leadership, and The Executive Appeal podcast host. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with attorneys, auditors, economists, futures trading specialists, investigators, and analysts about their jobs and experience working at the CFTC.
Register here for the in-person session in Washington, D.C.
November 15 and 16: Virtual-only, half-day sessions. Participants can attend sessions focused on the federal employment application process and resume writing for USAJOBs, the federal government’s official employment site. Virtual attendees will also have the have the opportunity to speak directly with attorneys, auditors, economists, futures trading specialists, investigators, and analysts about their jobs and experience working at the CFTC.
Register here for the virtual session(s)
- Providing leadership and direction in diversity talent attraction, recruitment, and retention;
- Fostering inclusive and welcoming work environments;
- Partnering with CFTC talent and business leaders to ensure equitable policies and access to opportunities within the CFTC;
- Partnering with CFTC talent and business leaders to ensure equitable access to benefits and opportunities pursuant to CFTC external facing policies and programs;
- Providing leadership, guidance, and technical assistance on the development of a model EEO program;
- Educating the workforce on employee rights and responsibilities regarding the EEO process; and
- Administering an impartial and unbiased EEO complaint process for all current and former CFTC employees and job applicants.