NGO, Non-Profit and Government Career Forum
Co-sponsored with NYU, GW, and UPenn

Washington, DC—On December 7, 2012 WFPG co-sponsored a Non-Profit and Government Career Expo with George Washington University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania. The Expo provided students the opportunity to explore internships and jobs with representatives of government agencies and non-profit organizations. The event also included opening remarks by Kathleen Doherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, as well as a panel on “Careers in International Affairs: Pathways and Opportunities” with Shari Bryan of National Democratic Institute, Sarah Craven of the United Nations Population Fund, Cindy Dyer of Vital Voices, and moderator Dawn Calabia, a WFPG Board member.

The panel addressed issues facing students and young professionals about whether or not to attend graduate or law school, networking strategies, balancing family life and work, and practical work experience. During the Q&A, the panelists were asked about the Foreign Service Officer Test, the values of domestic versus international experience, the financial strains of higher education, and the importance of strong writing skills.

Participating organizations: Atlas Corps, Atlas Corps, BlueGreen Alliance, Boren Awards,Institute of International Education, Center for Women in Business, Chesapeake Bay Trust, City Year Washington, DC, Education Pioneers, First Book, Green Peace Semester, HACU National Internship Program, Inter-American Dialogue, InterAction, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, Kiva Microfunds, Match Education, Mathematica Policy Research, Migration Policy Institute, No Labels, Smithsonian Asian Pacific, American Program, State Public Interest Research Group, The Cato Institute, The Educational Alliance, The Enrichment Centers, Inc.,The Global Language Network, The Nature Conservancy, The SISGI Group, United Nations Information Center, Urban Teacher Center, US Census Bureau, US Department of Justice, US Department of State, US Department of Treasury, US Office of Personnel Management, USAID Global Health Fellows Program, USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID Office of Transition Initiatives, Vera Institute of Justice, Women's Foreign Policy Group, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


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