Employee Profile - Focus on Youth
Zaporah Stroughter and Jacquelyn Elizarraraz
California State Office
Young people have several options when it comes to exploring the federal workplace. One avenue is through the Student Educational Employment Program (SEEP), which has two parts, the Student Temporarily Employment Prorgram (STEP) and the Student Career Employment Program (SCEP).
STEP provides maximum flexibility to both students and managers because the nature of the work does not have to be related to the student's academic or career goals.
Zaporah Stroughter, a 2007 honors graduate from Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove, began working for BLM in the Equal Employment Opportunity office through the Student Temporary Employment Program in January 2009. A student at Sacramento City College, Zaporah aspires to become a nurse. Slated to depart for the U.S. Air Force later this year, she moved over to the Information Access Center to fill in temporarily as a contact representative until her reporting date. In the public room, she assists customers with mining claims, takes payments, answers inquiries over the phone and performs a variety of other tasks. She likes going to church, shopping and hanging out with her friends. She has two siblings and numerous cousins that are like brothers and sisters.