5 Tips to Prepare for a US Government Security Clearance in Advance

Re-sharing an article written by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs 

Many highly rewarding careers require a security clearance. While the process can be daunting, advance preparation will ensure that you are …

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Don’t forget about the LinkedIn Group for Korbel!

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies has a deep network of alumni working across the world for a wide array of organizations. From federal and foreign governments, to local NGOs, the Korbel alumni community is one that current students …

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Perfecting Your Personal Pitch or 30-second Elevator Speech

Re-sharing this article that was originally published by Maria Kuntz, faculty for the Communication Management Master of Arts Program at DU. 

An elevator pitch is a short introduction of your career skills, experience and interests. It’s designed to help you …

By Jamie Polliard
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Korbel MA Students: How to Include Honors and Awards in Your Resume

If you are a student or a recent graduate trying to find work, you may not have a lot of experience to list on your resume. But you do have other achievements and accomplishments to show that you are a …

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Korbel MA Students: Job & Internship Search Strategy – Follow the Money (Security)

You know about the Department of Defense, but did you know that most federally funded programs are contracted out to different companies? These contractors are major employers in the security field and many have sub-contracts with smaller companies as well. …

By Heather Rutherford
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Korbel MA Students: Job & Internship Search Strategy – Follow the Money (Development/Human Rights)

You know about USAID, but did you know that most federally funded development programs are contracted out to non-profit organizations and for-profit companies? Many of these organizations are major employers in the field of development and human rights. Some of …

By Heather Rutherford
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Korbel MA Students: Resources to Strengthen Data Analysis Skills

By Arianna Carlson, B.A. International Studies student and Jamie Polliard, OCPD Internship Program & Office Manager

Having strong data analysis skills is an important skill set for many careers in international relations. The ability to present complicated statistics in a …

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Korbel MA Students: Strengthening Grant Writing Skills

By Arianna Carlson, B.A. International Studies student and Jamie Polliard, OCPD Internship Program & Office Manager

A good grant writer must be an excellent researcher who not only finds the funding organization whose grants match with their non-profit, organization, or …

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Korbel MA Students: Concise Writing Takes Practice

By Arianna Carlson, B.A. International Studies student and Jamie Polliard, OCPD Internship Program & Office Manager

Concision is key. Whether you are writing an email, drafting a script, or preparing a briefing, being able to communicate clearly and concisely is …

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Korbel MA Students: COVID-19 and the Federal Workforce

The following was an article shared by the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA) – interesting data regarding  the impact and growth opportunities in the federal workforce.

COVID-19 and the Federal Workforce

What impact has the pandemic had …

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