A number of career programs are available to current graduate students.
Professional Employment Resources/Events
We offer information sessions and career panels throughout the year that represent every sector and field within international affairs. We also hold a mock interview event in the spring which gives students the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills with employers in the field.
During New Student Orientation in the fall, we host site visits for the incoming students which represents a range of employers within the international affairs field.
Site Visit Program
This informational program helps acquaint Elliott School graduate students with some of the organizations in their areas of interest. The site visits provide students with an insider's view on career possibilities, qualifications required, employment, and internship opportunities that may be available. Site visits also offer students a chance to learn about internship or employment opportunities, however, these sessions are for information purposes only and are not job interviews.
Previous participating orgainzations include:
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Center for a New American Security
- Congressional Research Service
- Eurasia Group
- National Security Agency
- Overseas Private Investment Corporation
As employers report the necessity for good interview techniques, we encourage all job seekers to practice their skills individually, with company representatives, or with a career coach. Telephone interviews are available for practice. We also hold a mock interview day with employers.
A one-day crash course in job search skills is offered several times a year.
Workshops are available throughout the academic year on such topics as:
- Salary negotiation
- Tips on overcoming procrastination
- Marketing yourself
- Developing an elevator two-minute pitch
- Prearation for the presidential management fellowship exam
- Prepping for Foreign Service Officer exam
We provide students with information on employers and industry opportunities throughout the academic year with such topics as:
- finding an internship abroad,
- careers in intelligence, and
- consulting career information