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The Good, the bad, the ugly- and the terrific-of a Foreign Service career

Tuesday, April 24 2018 at 12pm (Central)

This webinar will cover the basics of a career in the U.S. Foreign Service: factors to consider before pursuing a Foreign Service career; the hiring process; prospects for advancement; and the unique opportunities, challenges, and dangers it entails. 

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This webinar will cover the basics of a career in the U.S. Foreign Service: factors to consider before pursuing a Foreign Service career; the hiring process; prospects for advancement; and the unique opportunities, challenges, and dangers it entails.  Today’s Foreign Service Officers reflect the diversity of America and come from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds.  With an average entry age over 30, many new officers have already been successful in other fields before entering the Foreign Service.  Ambassador Emil Skodon will draw on his long career traversing the globe on behalf of the United States to offer a personal perspective on the pluses and minuses of a Foreign Service career.




 

About the Presenters:
amb_emil_skodon_200Emil Skodon served as a U.S. Foreign Service officer for 31 years.  He was assigned to ten different countries on five continents during his career, including a stint as U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam from 2005-2008.  He is currently a Senior Fellow at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, where he lectures on the coordination of military operations and diplomacy.  He also volunteers with Compass Strategic Consulting, which helps non-profit organizations improve their performance by drawing on private sector expertise, and is on the board of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs.  He was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Chicago.
 
 
 

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Mind Your Career Webinar Information

 
Date: Tuesday, April 24 2018 at 12pm (Central)
 
Cost: Complimentary
 
Location: Online
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Event Contact

Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger
Assistant Director, Career Development
773.702.5271
 
UChicago Alumni Association Contact
AlumniAssociation@uchicago.edu
773.702.2150