FPA U Course: Landing a Job in the Foreign Service

Located in New York, the Foreign Policy Association has since 1918 served as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues. Recently launched, the Foreign Policy Association University provides insight and guidance to individuals interested in careers in intelligence, diplomacy and development. They will be holding a December 4th session titled, Landing a Job in the Foreign Service and is hosted by Shawn Dorman.

Instructor Bio: Shawn Dorman, a former Foreign Service Officer, is editor of Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America, the only book that truly answers the question: Who works in an embassy and what do diplomats actually do?

She is also associate editor for the Foreign Service Journal, a monthly magazine for foreign affairs professionals.

This course will show you what it takes to land a job in the esteemed U.S. diplomatic corps.

In this course you will learn:

Which track (political, economic, consular, management or public diplomacy) is best for you
Road-tested methods for preparing for the written exam and oral assessment
Tips How the State Department hiring process works and who is the “Total Candidate”
How to navigate your career path once you’re in.

Location: 58 Park Avenue, New York City(MAP)

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm on weekends and 6:00pm-8:30pm on weekdays

*Light food and refreshments provided during networking break


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