State Dept. diplomat to speak on campus

Posted March 07, 2014

ACU students seeking internship and career opportunities are invited to hear Julie Connor, Diplomat in Residence for Central Texas, speak about domestic and international internships and careers with the U.S. Department of State. The event will take place in ACU's Campus Living Room on March 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

On March 20 from 1-4 p.m., Connor will promote the internship and career opportunities at the West Texas Career Consortium, an internship and career fair held at the Abilene Civic Center.

About Julie Connor

As the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence for Central Texas, Connor is responsible for educating U.S. citizens in the region about the U.S. Department of State and its career and internship opportunities. She also teaches a course at the University of Texas School of Public Affairs. In her last overseas assignment in Bogota, Colombia, Connor headed the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), managing a budget of $460 million and a staff of 700 people.

About the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State is the U.S. foreign affairs agency responsible for advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Department’s employees, foreign service officers and specialists, civil service professionals and locally employed staff work at more than 270 locations abroad and throughout the United States.

The U.S. Department of State offers paid and unpaid internships for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Unpaid internships provide extensive experience in foreign affairs in U.S. embassies around the world. Paid internships, also called the Pathways Program, provide students with opportunities to explore federal career opportunities.

Learn more about U.S. Department of State internships


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