On July 10, more than 200 students, alumni, employers, and staff gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC for the second annual APSIA Career Networking Reception.

Alumni and students from across thirteen APSIA members were able to connect with representatives of 22 organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Participating organizations include Brookings, Eaton Vance, Mercy Corps, and the US National Security Agency.

Attendees had the opportunity to focus their interactions across six areas: consulting, development, education, energy and the environment, health, and security. Likewise, they could mix and mingle among many different groups of people.

Matt Upton, Assistant Dean for Career and Student Services at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government & Public Service and Chair Emeritus of the APSIA Career Group, welcomed everyone. He encouraged employers and attendees to explore new organizations and opportunities.

Students and employer representatives alike commented on how much they appreciated the informal format. They enjoyed the time to socialize while still learning about each other and professional opportunities. “The participants were very well prepared to speak to their background and career interest,” one employer commented.

This event was made possible by the following APSIA member schools:


For more information on how APSIA supports employers, please visit our Employer Resources section.

Students and alumni should visit the APSIA Jobs Board and contact their Career Services / Alumni Relations offices for more information.