Ask Me Anything on the management cone, private sector vs. public sector, and Foreign Service family life in a diplomacy career.
Meet Mark Carter, a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State (management cone), whose path to the U.S. Foreign Service came through the private sector. Carter worked for ten years in the private sector before considering a diplomacy career. He passed the exam on his first try and has not looked back since, with posts in Warsaw and Rio de Janeiro. Carter received BAs in Spanish and international relations followed by an MBA from BYU’s Marriot School.
Buy your own lunch (Koko Lunchbox, 1175 N Canyon Road, Provo) and meet Carter as well as other interested students to talk off-the-record about experiences in diplomacy. His daughter, a freshman this fall, will attend and share her experiences growing up in a Foreign Service family.