The Graduate School of Foreign Service Launches the Consulting Club

For students seeking careers in consulting, the School of Foreign Service has just the place where they can get their feet wet. The Graduate Student School of Foreign Service Consulting Club is geared towards SFS graduate students interested in private sector work and international affairs, but who don’t want to limit themselves to nongovernmental organizations and direct government work.

Hoyas Unite for Grilling and Softball

On Saturday, April 1 Hoyas United in Graduate Service sponsored a charity grilling event on the Leavey Esplanade that coincided with the graduate school co-ed softball tournament. The event raised money for an upcoming HUGS dinner event at the Ronald McDonald house in Northeast Washington, D.C..

MSFS Students Say “Thank You”

Current Master of Science in Foreign Service mingled with esteemed alumni at a wine and cheese event on March 29. Organized by Thomas Halusa (MSFS ’13) and Colby Kirk (MSFS ’13) of the Student Alumni Committee, the night was a way of showing appreciation for alumni who have helped the program throughout the years. In addition, current students had the opportunity to foster connections with alumni.

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First-Years Get Tips on Summer Internships

For a first-year MSFS student, securing a summer internship can be a daunting task. In order to help the students out, each of the MSFS concentrations—International Development (IDEV), International Relations & Security (IRS) and International Commerce and Business (ICB)—hosts a panel discussion to clue first-years into the types of opportunities that are available to them during the summer break.

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MSFS Aspiring Diplomat: ‘My Plans Haven’t Changed’

Adam Fivenson shares his thoughts with the International Herald Tribune: “My plans haven’t changed…. Ambassador Stevens was working to improve governance in Libya’s young democracy, a hot-button issue in the Middle East, North Africa and around the world. It’s my plan to focus on the same issue in my career.”

MSFS Students headed for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia-Bound MSFSers Prepare for Departure

A very lucky group of 14 MSFS students, one professor, and one administrator will be spending Spring Break traveling in Saudi Arabia on a fact-finding mission sponsored by the Saudi Ministry of Education.

MSFS Students having breakfast with global leaders

MSFS Students Share Breakfast with Global Leaders

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook’s Politics and Government Specialist, is spending the week on Georgetown’s campus as a participant of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy’s 2012 Georgetown Leadership Summit (GLS). This week is a bit of a change of pace for Ms. Linder, who spends most of her time helping politicians and government officials around the world improve their Facebook outreach strategies.

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Msfs students pile on languages

When MSFS students arrive on Georgetown’s campus, many are already fluent in a foreign language. Some, like Isaac Chan (’14) are fluent in three and are working on their fourth.  As a practical, skill-based Master’s program, MSFS requires that all students pass a foreign language proficiency test.

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Heffernan To Host MSFS Leadership Clinic

MSFS welcomes Margaret Heffernan, bestselling author of Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril to host a leadership clinic on Saturday, February 8. In this book, she argues that the biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don’t see-not because they’re secret or invisible, but because we’re willfully blind.