Career Reception Connects Schools and Employers

Career Reception Connects Schools and Employers

On July 11, 2017, more than 200 students and alumni from sixteen APSIA members gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC. They connected with representations from 28 employers during APSIA’s inaugural Career Networking Reception.

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

Bryan Kempton, Chair of the APSIA Career Group and Director of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations, welcomed everyone. He encouraged employers and attendees to explore new opportunities.

Attendees and employers appreciated the chance to connect with the larger APSIA community. “I enjoyed meeting people with similar interests, but from different schools and backgrounds,” said one alumnus. “Hoping there's another soon!”

“Everything [worked well],” a representative of one US government agency noted. “The students prepared very well for the event and asked the right questions. “

APSIA hopes to make this event an annual celebration for the community.

Employers included

  • AIESEC in Washington DC
  • Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation
  • Arc Aspicio
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Brookings Institution
  • Cato Institute
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • D3 Systems
  • Institute for International Education
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Organization for Migration
  • International Student House
  • LDI Africa -
  • Mercy Corps
  • MVM, Inc.
  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Peace Corps
  • RAND
  • Strategic Investment Group
  • Tetra Tech
  • Urban Institute
  • US Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  • US Department of State
  • US Government Accountability Office
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


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



APSIA would particularly like to thank

  • Bryan Kempton, University of Maryland School of Public Pplicy
  • Anne Steen, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Matt Upton, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government
  • D3 Systems
  • Open Society Foundations


For more information on how APSIA supports employers, please visit our Employer Resources section. Students and alumni should contact their Career Services and Alumni Relations offices for more information.