Careers in International Affairs

 
432 pp., 6 x 9
Paperback
ISBN: 9781589011991 ()


March 2008
LC: 2007027135
Sales Rights: World

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Careers in International Affairs

Eighth Edition
Maria Pinto Carland and Candace Faber, Editors
Careers in International Affairs, now in its eighth edition, is the ultimate job hunting guide for anyone hoping to work in the U.S. government, international organizations, business, or nonprofits. This thoroughly revised edition provides up-to-date descriptions and data about careers in the global workplace and how to find them—along with nearly 300 organization profiles.

In addition to a remarkably broad and deep list of organizations and contacts, Careers in International Affairs offers insight and guidance from a career counselor, a graduate student, and practitioners in the international affairs community on networking, interviewing, finding a mentor, and choosing the best graduate school.

The book also presents numerous firsthand perspectives on various career sectors from those who have found their own international niche—from young professionals to senior policymakers. It is designed to encourage international job seekers to think about what they know and what talents they have to offer, to widen their horizons and reveal all the possibilities, to help them realize that the future could hold several careers, and to remind them that it is never too early—or too late—to consider the variety of options that await them around the world.

Careers in International Affairs is published in cooperation with Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, the oldest and largest school of international affairs in the United States.
Maria Pinto Carland is counselor to the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University. She was an administrator at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and University of Toronto; a curatorial assistant at the Metropolitan Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario; and program officer at the US-United Nations Association and Foreign Policy Association.

Candace Faber is a 2007 graduate of the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University, where she also served as editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She is a political officer with the United States Foreign Service.
Reviews
"An invaluable resource to those students who are eager to use their international relations training productively. It is respected by those who teach, those who employ, and those who want jobs . . . a trifecta!"—Madeleine K. Albright, Michael and Virginia Mortara Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; former US Secretary of State



"I wish I had this book when I started my career. It is full of sound advice on how to build your vision and serve others in the process."—Allan E. Goodman, President & CEO, Institute of International Education



"This book is extremely useful for students with an international affairs focus, particularly those interested in careers like my own that bridge the public and private sectors. It is essential reading for anyone contemplating an international career."—Jay Collins, CEO, Public Sector Group, Citi

Table of Contents
Preface

Part I: Strategies

1 INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS JOB MARKET
Maria Pinto Carland

2 INTERVIEWING
Maria Pinto Carland

3 NETWORKING
Maria Pinto Carland

4 FINDING AND WORKING WITH A MENTOR
Maria Pinto Carland

5 CHOOSING A GRADUATE SCHOOL
Candace Faber

Part II: Types of Employers

6 THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Careers in the U.S. Government
Matthew McManus

Careers in the U.S. Foreign Service
Maura Harty

Reflections on Joining the Foreign Service
Yvonne Gonzales

Careers on Capitol Hill
Denis McDonough

Careers in Intelligence Analysis
Volko F. Ruhnke

Introduction to the Presidential Management Fellows Program
Robert F. Danbeck

A Presidential Management Fellow Looks Back
Beth Flores

7 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Careers in International Organizations
Jorge Chediek

Starting Out at the United Nations
Alf Ivar Blikberg

8 BANKING

Careers in Banking
Jeff Bernstein

Getting Started in Banking
Jae Lee

9 BUSINESS

Careers in Business
Karla Sullivan Bousquet

10 BUSINESS-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

Careers in Business-Related Organizations
Jonathan Huneke

Getting Started in Business—Government Relations
Stephen Ziehm

11 CONSULTING

Careers in Consulting
Lindsey Tyler Argalas

12 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF

Careers in International Development
Kristi Ragan

Careers in Relief
Patricia L. Delaney

13 NONPROFIT AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Careers in Nonprofits
Denis Dragovic

14 RESEARCH INSTITUTES

Careers in University Research Institutes
Elizabeth Gardner

Getting Started in Research Institutes
Emile El-Hokayem

Index