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  • Wyatt 3:07 pm on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abroad, boren, cls, , , fellowship, Foreign Policy, fulbright, , , , , nsep, , overseas, , ,   

    Opportunity Leads to Opportunity 

    An internship with the State Department does not have to end once your 10 weeks are up.  There are so many ways to stay involved with State from internships to jobs to scholarship programs.  After you get your foot in the door, throw it wide open.

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    • John Charles 6:34 pm on December 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the good info, Wyatt!

    • mirandan78 5:01 pm on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This post is a great resource for all students interested in interning at the State Department because sometimes it can get very confusing since there are so many programs and opportunities. I really enjoyed reading it!

  • Wyatt 2:48 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bureau, , , Foreign Policy, , , , , ,   

    Training Time 

    Many offices, especially the non-Congressional Federal government ones like State, offer free training classes in a bunch of different office related topics.  Some of them are helpful, some of them are boring, but all of them look good on your resumé.

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  • Wyatt 3:20 pm on October 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Foreign Policy, , , ,   

    Applying for Failure 

    Hey all,

    I applied to the State Department my very first semester at AU, made it through the first round but eventually got rejected.  I had expected that, but the process of just applying proved worthwhile.  It forced me to sit down and think about what sort of skills I had to offer to potential employers (and as a Freshman I didn’t have many), and then it focused me to take steps to try to get some valuable skills. (More …)

  • Mohsin 8:18 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: America, Diplomat, Foreign Policy, Pakistan, , Woodrow Wilson Center   

    Yes, I’m definitely still around 

    It’s been a while since I posted, I’ve been running around as the semester finally picked up, so the workload for classes is keeping me in the company of books, books, and more books. Oh, and I forgot: research: my passion.

    Right now I’m still continuing research on the one report we’ve been working on, I’m making a lot of progress, and it’s been interesting talking to people from the foreign policy sector. I sat down for coffee with a former ambassador from Pakistan to the US and currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. She was so interesting and down to earth! I was so enamored to be in her presence, she has amazing credentials but her opinions and overall demeanor blew me away. Once again, what started as a research interview turned into a lively and engaging conversation. I definitely learned a lot more about foreign policy, education and future career prospects (I always make it a point to seek advice from experts).

    • FB 1:09 pm on March 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What was it about her “opinions and overall demeanor” that “blew you away?” Something unexpected?

      • Mohsin 11:18 pm on March 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Her candor, she was very open about her opinions, and even though I had this in mind before I left (that their opinions are somewhat impacted by their jobs), I was very pleased to see her speak outside that capacity altogether.

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