Are you a current student preparing for graduation or a young professional just kicking off your career in international affairs? Join the Women's Foreign Policy Group for our online career panels and professional development workshops and connect with fellow members at the WFPG's Young Professional Network virtual mentoring chats and roundtables. The WFPG is also launching 1:1 mentoring office hours, as well as a career resources platform for WFPG members. Find a quiet corner, grab your laptop and join us for our upcoming programs!
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April 2nd | YP Network Virtual Coffee Chat
Gillian Apfel, a Rome-based US Foreign Service Officer joined members for a conversation on what it's like to be an FSO in the thick of a crisis like COVID-19 and her own career path. Read more
April 23rd | Global Affairs Career Forum
Co-sponsored with New York University
What does a career in international affairs really look like? The program included an online panel discussion, followed by breakout roundtable mentoring sessions with international affairs professionals. Read more
May 7th | YP Network Virtual Happy Hour
WFPG's Young Professional Network hosted a virtual happy hour to talk about upcoming plans, as well as adapting to the new normal and what that means.
May 20th | Virtual Networking and Video Interviews - How Has the Job Hunt Changed?
Professional Development Series | Co-sponsored with Women in International Security (WIIS)
World Resources Institute Senior Human Resources Manager Clarissa Balatan, Career Coach Alyssa Best, and Deloitte Analyst Nadia Crevecoeur joined WFPG Executive Director Kim Kahnhauser Freeman for a conversation on how to network and job hunt remotely. The panelists shared best practices for interviews, informational interviews, reaching out through social media, and building and maintaining your network. Read more
June 11th | YP Network Virtual Coffee Chat
For this month's Cocktails and Careers, the WFPG Young Professional Network Chapters in NY and DC hosted WFPG board members Theresa Loar and Allison Ford for a virtual roundtable to discuss Advocating for yourself in the workplace: When and how to speak up. Read more
June 16th | Job-Search Toolkit: Interviews, Salary Negotiation, and Getting Your Foot in the Door
Professional Development Series | Co-sponsored with Women in International Security (WIIS)
Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network Sarah Bruno, Cybersecurity/Technology Business Development Lead for Jaros, Baum & Bolles Min Kyriannis, and JNA Associates President Nancy Lubin joined Women In International Security President Chantal de Jonge Oudraat for a conversation on how to put your best foot forward when searching for a new job and interviewing. The panelist shared tips on how to shine in an interview, negotiate salary, and ease into a new work environment. Read more
July 9th | YP Network Virtual Chat: Real Talk Grad School Edition
For this month's YP Network Chat, the WFPG hosted a virtual happy hour and peer-mentoring conversation with YPN members to learn the real deal about applying for grad school. Read more
July 16th | Federal Service: Navigating Applications and Landing your First Job
Professional Development Series | Co-sponsored with Women in International Security (WIIS) and the Robertson Foundation for Government
Jennifer Hawkins of USAID, Erin McGown of the Department of Justice, Lindsay Rodman formerly of Department of Defense, and Sharon Swabb formerly of the White House Presidential Personnel Office, joined WFPG Executive Director Kim Kahnhauser Freeman for a conversation on navigating applications and landing a job in Federal Service. The panelists spoke about the different pathways to public service and gave tips on applying through USAJobs. Read more
August 10th | Transitions and Taking a Leap: Switching Sectors and Leveraging your Contacts
Professional Development Series | Co-sponsored with Women in International Security (WIIS)
Barrie Freeman of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, Reta Jo Lewis of the German Marshall Fund, Wanida Lewis of Environment360, and Wenchi Yu of VIPKid joined Women In International Security President Chantal de Jonge Oudraat for a conversation on switching sectors and leveraging contacts. The panelists spoke about when it's time to move on from a job, how to expand your network in new sectors, and how to overcome transition challenges. Read more