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Career Reflections: Political Strategy

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Career Reflections: Political Strategy

Rebecca P. Edwards, a member of the House of Representatives for the State of Utah, will share her career insights on  Thursday, 4 December at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB as the final Political Affairs Lectures Series this fall.

Representative Edwards (R) currently serves in the Utah State House of Representatives, where she chairs the Economic Development and Workforce Services Standing Committee.

She serves on numerous boards including the Intergovernmental Roundtable, Capitol Preservation Board, and KUED.

Her past work experience includes Outpatient Family Therapist and Emergency Room Trauma Coordinator at LDS Hospital.

Edwards has had extensive volunteer experience, which includes Days of 47 Parade, PTA, and Primary Children’s Hospital.

She received an MS in marriage and family therapy and an MS in social work, both from BYU.

Edwards and her husband, John, are the parents of four children and three grandchildren.

A Day in the Life of a Political Officer

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A Day in the Life of a Political Officer

A workshop sponsored by the Foreign Service Student Organization featuring  political officer Kyler Kronmiller will take place on  Wednesday, 3 December at 4:00 p.m. in B135 JFSB.

Kronmiller is assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, where he lives with his wife and children. His previous post was in Jerusalem.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked in the International Law Library at the Library of Congress.

Kronmiller received a BA in international law and diplomacy, with an emphasis in European and Middle East studies, from Brigham Young University (2001) and an MS in strategic studies and international economics, with an emphasis in the Middle East, from the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins (2004).

His early years were spent in Boise, Idaho, but his family moved several times with his father’s military work.

Career Reflections: Graduate School

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Career Reflections: Graduate School

Join us  Thursday, 20 November at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB for the Political Affairs Lecture Series.

This week the focus is on graduate school and will feature  Will Matheson, MBA; Joshua James, JD/MPA; and Amy West, JD.

Q&A will follow their presentations.

Career Reflections: Research and Analysis

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Career Reflections: Research and Analysis

Mike Maughan, head of employee insight marketing at Qualtrics, will be on campus Thursday, 23 October at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Maughan specializes in helping organizations understand the value of employee development and engagement strategies.

Prior to his role with Qualtrics, he was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Evergreen Development Foundation and worked as a law clerk on the 2012 Romney for president campaign. Read More…

Do You Want to be a Foreign Service Officer?

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Do You Want to be a Foreign Service Officer?

Jordan Tanner, a retired Foreign Service officer and former representative in the Utah House of Representatives, will conduct his annual workshop for the Foreign Service Student Organization on Wednesday, 22 October, 3:00–5:00 p.m., in 238 HRCB.

Tanner will cover the following topics:

FSO lifestyle and family issues—LDS perspectives
What it means to live abroad—today’s security risks
Career track opportunities in the Foreign Service and what a political, economic, management, public diplomacy, or consular section officer does
Opportunities to work abroad as a State Department specialist or with the FBI, CIA, AID, or FCS

The workshop will conclude with a Q & A session on written, essay, and oral assessment exams and other requirements for becoming an FSO. FSSO students who have recently taken the exams will discuss their experiences with the exam process.