Department of Finance Virtual Policy and Recruitment Conference

The California Department of Finance—the state agency that functions as the Governor’s chief fiscal policy advisor and promotes long-term economic sustainability and responsible resource allocation—plans on hosting multiple Department of Finance Policy and Recruitment Conference events virtually on:

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, October 8, 2021, 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Start End Topic
9:30 am 10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Executive Staff Presentation
10:00 am 10:15 am Policy Presentation: Housing
10:15 am 10:30 am Policy Presentation: Homelessness
10:30 am 10:45 am Federal COVID-19 Response
10:45 am 11:00 am Demographics and COVID-19 Intersection
11:00 am 11:30 am Careers and Internships at Finance
11:30 am 12:00 pm Small group chats with Finance staff

Friday, October 8, 2021

Start End Topic
2:30 pm 3:00 pm Welcome and Introduction
Executive Staff Presentation
3:00 pm 3:15 pm Policy Presentation: Wildfires
3:15 pm 3:30 pm Audits and Evaluations
3:30 pm 3:45 pm Policy Presentation: K-12
3:45 pm 4:00 pm Policy Presentation: Higher Education
4:00 pm 4:30 pm Careers and Internships at Finance
4:30 pm 5:00 pm Small group chats with Finance staff


The conference is open to (1) undergraduate students, (2) all graduate students, and (3) interested job seekers. The conference is an opportunity for participants to interact with Department leaders and policy experts, and discuss the following:

  • California’s government, economy, and demographics.
  • The state’s legislative and budget processes.
  • Independent audits and evaluations.
  • Current issues in state policy.
  • Careers and internships at the Department of Finance.

In addition, as part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to be matched with current Finance staff for conversations about the department’s work.


Registration is required to attend the event.

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More Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Finance’s Human Resources Office at (916) 323-4071 or