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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.

Career Reflections: Global Management

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Career Reflections: Global Management

Michael Simpson, a senior consultant for Global Leadership and Execution Practice with FranklinCovey, will discuss integrating business with a global emphasis on  Thursday, 16 October at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Simpson also serves as author, speaker, and head of coaching at FranklinCovey and teaches at its Executive Leadership Week.

He was vice president of sales and marketing and business development for the global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Read More…

My Personal Journey and the Story of a Rising Continent

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My Personal Journey and the Story of a Rising Continent

Our Distinguished Service alumna Amini Kajunju is president and CEO of the Africa-America Institute (AAI), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity in Africa through education, training, and dialogue. Kajunju will share her story on Thursday, 16 October at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

And she will address career options with  “Making Africa Part of Your Career” that afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in B192 JFSB (Education in Zion auditorium).

A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kajunju is the first African to serve Read More…