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    Current Employee - Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
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    I have been working at CDC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Foothold toward Federal Employment
    Experience with Multiple Levels of Stakeholders

    Cons

    Few Openings
    Lower Pay
    Limited growth potential

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CDC Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at CDC in February 2017.

    Interview

    Email a resume and cover letter to the listed departmental email. I believe there may have been a brief writing sample request as well. After several weeks, they called me to set up a group phone interview that was exactly 15 minutes long. After the phone call, they gave me two days to submit two recommendations and transcripts (I think it was transcripts. It was a little while ago, but I know they needed something in addition to recommendations). I declined to pursue the process.

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    • Who are you? Briefly.   Answer Question
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CDC Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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