For those of you interested in working in the international development field, starting your search will involve more than just deciding on what the focus of your studies will be, but conceptualizing the development landscape to make sure that you are pointing your career search in the right direction. Luckily, Michele Carter, an Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA) aluma wrote an essay that can offer some additional tips to those of you interested in the field.
Many international students inquire about advice on how best to find work opportunities in the U.S. upon completion of their degree program. In October 2006, the Career and Alumni Services office hosted an alumni panel that provided advice to students seeking to work in the U.S. Below is some of their advice. Continue reading Staying in the U.S. after graduation
While the search for international affairs jobs in the U.S. government often starts with the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Defense, it doesn’t necessarily have to end there. In 2013, the Robertson Foundation for Government, GovLoop, and the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA), published “Making an Impact_Guide to International Jobs in Government,” which provides details on the 50 federal agencies and offices that have international components. If you are interested in working in the international arena for the US government, it behooves you to take a look.
As many of you started looking for internships over the winter holidays, I thought that would like some more detailed advice on how to approach the internship search. Since internships are increasingly seen as entrance points into the job market, this advice is also applicable to the professional market. Continue reading Keys to Finding Internships
Many of you will seek employment within the federal government structure within Washington, DC. In an effort to prepare you for your work in that environment (or any similar political nerve center), I would like to share several Rules for Washington, written by Dr. Andrew Exum, formerly of the Center for New American Security.*
When you have additional time on your hands, those of you who are interested in eventually working within the Federal Government may want to consider pulling together information for your federal resume (which may be substantially different than a private or non-profit resume). Continue reading Building a federal resume