On June 11, nearly 300 students, alumni, employers, and staff gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC for the third annual APSIA Career Networking Reception.

Alumni and students from across thirteen APSIA schools were able to connect with 45 representatives of 25 organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Participating employers included Albright Stonebridge Group, Asian Development Bank, Brookings, Congressional Research Service, Creative Associates International, Palantir, Search for Common Ground, the US Treasury Department, the US State Department, and more.

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.

Stephanie Jackson, Assistant Director for Advising & Professional Development at the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Chair of the APSIA Career Group, welcomed everyone. She 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. “This was the best networking event I’ve ever attended,” one alumna commented.

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

APSIA is also grateful to the Open Society Foundations and the Robertson Foundation for Government for their support of APSIA programs.