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An international degree can open up a world of global career options – find out the best program and field of study for you.
In this seminar you will learn:
• About the wide field of international affairs: What are the different studies & degrees? How do professional programs differ from academic programs?
• How to choose the best program for you: What are the top ranked programs in the U.S. & abroad? What other important criteria should I consider?
• How to prepare your application: Learn what current admissions officers are looking for & receive insight on how much each component is weighted
• Options to finance your degree: fellowships, scholarships, grants, etc.
• Your career options once you've received your degree: What are the different sectors? Where are the jobs?
All attendees receive:
• The FPA International Affairs Grad School GuideTool Book
• Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts
• Light food and drink during networking/Q&A session
Who should attend this seminar?
• Undergraduate Students considering an International Affairs graduate degree
• Graduate Students interested in changing studies & pursuing an International Affairs graduate degree
• Professionals interested in transitioning fields & pursuing an International Affairs graduate degree
Leigh Morris Sloan - Instructor
Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Leigh Morris Sloane serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). In this role, she works closely with admissions officers from APSIA's 60 full and affiliate member schools, and manages programs and services and develops new initiatives for APSIA. From 2006-2008, Ms. Sloane was the Executive Director of the Civic Education Project (CEP), where she worked with the Board of Directors to develop new programs with universities in the Middle East. Previously, Ms. Sloane was the Assistant Director for the Congress and US Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). At CFR, she organized roundtable discussions for senior congressional staff with leading foreign policy experts. From 1998-1999, Ms. Sloane worked for Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, initially as a Foreign Policy Analyst for Europe and later as Program Officer to establish the Middle East Initiative. In addition, Ms. Sloane has served as the Assistant Director for West European Studies at The Ohio State University.
Ms. Sloane began her career with a focus on Eastern Europe. She spent nearly two years living in Hungary in the early 1990s, first as a university student at the Budapest University of Economics and later as an English instructor at Veszprem University. From 1994-1996, she served as Development Assistant for the American University in Bulgaria in its Washington, DC office and at its campus in Blagoevgrad.
Ms. Sloane earned a Master's degree from the London School of Economics in History and Theory of International Relations and a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Additionally, she is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Laurie Hurley - Guest Speaker
The Fletcher School, Tufts University - Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Laurie joined The Fletcher School as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in 1999. Prior to Fletcher she worked at Tufts University in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for eight years. Laurie holds two degrees from Tufts University. As an undergraduate she majored in Asian Studies and Japanese. She focused on education policy with an emphasis on higher education as a graduate student at Tufts in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy. In addition, she served a two year term as the Admissions Chair for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).