April 23, 2015

The Center Launches Internship and Career Workshops for Students

On April 23rd, 2015, the Penn Middle East Center, with the help of Penn in Washington, hosted an Internship and Career Workshop. This workshop helped educate students from many different departments on the nature of the searching, applying and getting the internships and jobs that they want. Students from Modern Middle East Studies, the Political Science Department, the History Department and the International Relations Department were all in attendance.

Dr. Deirdre Martinez, Director of Penn in Washington, helped answer broad questions about employment in Washington D.C. and provided general advice on working in the private sector versus the public realm. Autumn Patterson, a Penn graduate, provided invaluable advice on applying to and working for the State Department.

During the Q&A session, good questions were followed up with insightful answers. It seemed as though everyone who came to the event left with a better sense of their career goals and how to achieve them.