The program helps students to navigate their career transition. The program supports students as they build the skills to land highly competitive jobs in government, the private sector, NGOs, non-profits, academia, and multilateral organizations. Through structured career development activities and individual tutorials, students identify the sectors in which they want to apply their knowledge. The program puts them in touch with alumni and broader professional networks in the US and abroad.

Professional Development
Skill Development Through Education and Training 

✓ Research methodology

✓ Critical thinking and analysis

✓ Subject matter expertise

✓ Oral and written expression

✓ Public speaking

✓ Effective cross cultural communication

Skills Awareness and Presentation

✓ Self assessment and career matching tools

✓ Individual tutoring to help students better communicate their skills, present themselves adequately to future employers and properly demonstrate the added value they can provide to an organization

✓ CV, cover letters and motivational letters workshops

✓ Interview coaching

✓ Diplomatic protocol and professional etiquette training

Career Development
Career Awareness

✓ Workshops with practitioners in government, diplomacy, advocacy, business and law sectors

✓ Career mentorship, pairing students with professionals in their fields of interest

✓ Regular career conversations

✓ Assistance in the creation of a career plan and clear career goals

✓ Solid foundation in international and U.S. based job searches

Relationship Building

✓ Counseling on how to best utilize the program network to find opportunities

✓ JMU affiliated mentors, role models, coaches and alumni help students create their own network and start the process of looking for the right job where they can apply their skills. By helping students connect with the right people, relationship building activities allow students to be more effective in their search for a job and land a job more quickly.

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Top Alumni Employers
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • United States Senate
  • International Trade Administration
  • British Embassy, Washington, DC

Non-profit and NGO
  • Population Council
  • Transatlantic Business Council
  • The Pew Charitable Trust
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • IBM
  • Pirelli
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • KPMG
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • Oracle

  • European Parliament
  • United Nations
  • Delegation of the European Union in the United States
  • European Parliament Liason Office, Washington, D.C.
  • International Monetary Fund

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