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September 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT




Dylan Garon, Deputy Director for Physical Security & Business Operations, The Smithsonian Institution

Michael Mau, FCC Inc. Board Member, President of M2 Consulting & Advising, and former Talent Acquisition Manager for the Central Intelligence Agency.

September 13 @ 6:30PM – 8:00PM EDT


There’s no shortage of myths about working for the federal government. What misconceptions or assumptions might hold you back from a great career opportunity in the US Government? Let’s counter those myths. Come learn from this diverse and expert panel about what a federal career is really like. Be ready to open your mind, challenge preconceptions, and ask your questions to gain more information about the truth of choosing a career serving the American public.

Webinar objectives:

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

      • Discuss in general terms current federal hiring opportunities.
      • Identify some of the benefits as well as challenges about federal employment.
      • Describe some different career paths into the federal government.
      • Understand how you can “grow” a federal career.
      • Identify the perceived misconceptions about working in the federal government.

This session is FREE.


This event is on ZOOM.

When: September 13, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


About the Panelists:

Dylan Garon is the Associate Director of Security Operations for the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Protection Services. As a leader in one of the largest organizations in the Institution, Dylan is responsible for the protection and security services of the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, the National Zoo and 9 research facilities in Washington, D.C, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Panama. His oversight of security spans the full spectrum of major events, emergencies, crimes, and customer service challenges. In addition to overseeing security operations, Dylan has taken on numerous leadership roles across the Smithsonian. He currently serves on the Smithsonian’s reopening team, which is responsible for the safe and gradual public reopening, in response to Covid-19. Dylan began his career with the Smithsonian as a college intern while attending Marymount University where he received his B.A. in History.

Michael Mau is the President of M2 Consulting & Advising and a 2022 candidate for the City Council. He currently provides partnership development and strategic planning guidance to organizations. Michael has worked within the private, public, and nonprofit sectors and has extensive experience within the areas of Program Development, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, and Community Outreach. He retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as an Executive Staff Officer with over 27 years of service and is a US Air Force veteran. Michael serves on two Boards, volunteers as a mentor, reviews scholarship applications for a variety of diversity organizations, and is active within his community.

About the Moderator: 

James Steele brings over a decade of experience as a communication professional and educator. A full-time communication instructor with Northern Virginia Community College, he educates students in subjects such as public speaking, introduction to communication, and intercultural communication. He also volunteers Federal Career Connection, Inc. as the Assistant Director of Communications and at Career Network Ministry as a Communications Consultant.


September 13
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


Federal Career Connection, Inc.
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