Determined to turn your interest for international cultures into a rewarding career? Engaging in citizen diplomacy and global exchange opens up a fascinating and dynamic network of opportunities.
In this course, we will explore:
• Current career opportunities in international exchange & education
• Cutting through the clutter – where are the jobs? NGOS, think tanks, schools, government & more
• Expectations: career paths, salary expectations, lifestyle
• What employers are recruiting for: academic degrees, crucial skills, & personal traits
• Internships & building blocks that help you break into the field
• How to get the job: who to know, how to get involved, resume & cover letter tips, successful interviewing
• How to navigate a career path once you’ve got your job
Who should attend?
• Students interested in cultural affairs, diplomacy, study abroad programs
• Graduate Students considering or preparing for an international career in cultural exchange or education
• Professionals interested in transitioning to an international career in cultural exchange or education
All attendees receive:
• The FPA U Careers in International Exchange & Education Tool Book
• Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts
• Free half-year digital subscription to Foreign Affairs magazine
• Light food and drink during a networking/Q&A session
President Emeritus, National Council for International Visitors
Sherry L. Mueller, PhD has provided leadership for the National Council for International Visitors since 1996, first as Executive Director and then as President , with the NCIV Board of Directors naming Ms. Mueller President Emeritus in October 2011. Before coming to NCIV, she worked for eighteen years for the Institute of International Education (IIE), serving as Director of the Professional Exchange Programs staff. During this time, she was also an adjunct professor, pioneering the first course on public diplomacy at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). Prior to joining IIE, Ms. Mueller served as an Experiment Leader to the former Soviet Union, an English Language Officer for the U.S. Department of State, and a lecturer at the University of Rhode Island.
Ms. Mueller is an active volunteer and has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations, including World Learning, the Public Diplomacy Council, Friendship Force International, Business for Diplomatic Action, and the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy. She serves on the American University School of International Service Dean’s Advisory Council and the Advisory Council of the International Student House in Washington, DC. Ms. Mueller has lived in Brazil, where she taught English and in May 2001, she served as a speaker for the U.S. Department of State in Saudi Arabia, giving lectures and conducting workshops on leadership development for nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Mueller has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Fulbright Award for Citizen Diplomacy for “lifelong contributions to global understanding and cooperation, one handshake at a time, in the Fulbright tradition" from One to World, American University’s School of International Service Alumna of the Year Award at the German Embassy, and the U.S. Information Agency's Award for Outstanding Service.
In October 2008, Georgetown University Press released Ms. Mueller's informative career resource guide, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development, written with co-author Mark Overmann.
Ms. Mueller earned her M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is a native of northern Illinois.
When & Where
Foreign Policy Association
Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues.
“In a democracy the Government functions with the consent of the whole people. The latter must be guided by the facts.” – Franklin Roosevelt
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