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Dean Keeler to serve as President of APSIA

11/10/2010

11/10/2010


It was recently announced that GSPIA Dean John Keeler, currently the Vice President of APSIA, will become president of the association in December 2010.  Keeler will succeed the current President of APSIA, Dean Brian Atwood of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, when he leaves his academic position to become Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) in Paris.

APSIA (the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) comprises 34 member schools in North America, Asia and Europe dedicated to the promotion of excellence in professional, international affairs education worldwide by sharing information and ideas among member schools and with other higher education institutions, the international affairs community, and the general public.

The member schools of the APSIA are the primary sources of education for international affairs professionals in their respective countries. These schools prepare students for the global workplace of the 21st Century by combining multidisciplinary, policy-oriented, intercultural studies with career development. The APSIA schools are proud of their reputations for producing diverse, well-educated and sophisticated international affairs professionals, many of whom hold leadership positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors throughout the United States and the world.
 

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The Office of Career Services will host Richard Sherman from OIS at 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Wed. Oct. 15 in Posvar Hall, room 3610.  Mr. Sherman will discuss how international students can receive work authorization during their academic programs. Topics will include: volunteering, on-campus employment, and Curricular Practical Training. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

The University of Pittsburgh Fall Career Fair will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wed., Sept. 24, at the Petersen Events Center. The annual Pitt Fall Career Fair will feature more than 600 employers with job and internship openings! Whether you are a second year student thinking about life after GSPIA, or a new GSPIAn just starting to think about internship possibilities, the Pitt Career Fair provides career and networking opportunities for all GSPIAns.  To register, click here.

The Office of Career Services will host Richard Sherman from OIS at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Wed., Sept. 17 in Posvar Hall, room 3610.  Mr. Sherman will discuss post-graduation work authorization (Optional Practical Training) for F-1 visa holders at GSPIA. Topics will include: application timelines, application requirements, and application processing. A question and answer session will follow. Please RSVP on Connections.

The Office of Career Services will be on hand from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wed., Sept. 9 in the student lounge to meet and greet students, answer questions, and to get to know you! Career Services offers a variety of valuable student services to help you prepare for life outside of GSPIA. Stop by for a treat and a chance to chat with us!

The Office of Career Services will host a networking event 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 4 at the Global Switchboard-305 24th Street in nearby Lawrenceville. If you are interested in nonprofits with an international mission, this event is for you! The Global Switchboard is the hub for international nonprofits based in the Pittsburgh region. Join us for this networking event and meet GSPIA alumni and organizational leaders--many of whom will soon be looking for interns! Please RSVP on Connections.

The Office of Career Services will host a networking event 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Wed., August 27 in Posvar Hall, room 3911. Students will have the opportunity to mingle, meet new students and learn about GSPIA student groups, local organizations and professional associations in the Pittsburgh region. Whether you're new to Pittsburgh, new to GSPIA, or a veteran of either, this is a great place for you network! Please RSVP on Connections.  For more information, email egrif@pitt.edu

Cordelia Yuan, who has served as our principal contact in the Pitt Shanghai office, has left the office to take another position.  Tina Zhang, who has been working with Cordelia, has been promoted to be our principal contact. Tina earned an MPA at GSPIA in 2011, majoring in Public Policy Research and Analysis. Before she went to the U.S., she studied at Fudan University, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and East China Normal University, and holds two Bachelor Degrees -- in Public Administration and Economics. 

We are pleased to announce that Frank Hofmann, a recently retired Senior Manager and Operations Officer in the CIA, will serve this coming year as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at GSPIA.  Hofmann will teach a variety of intelligence studies courses in the SIS major and be available to provide guidance for students interested in pursuing careers in the intelligence field.  Hofmann served from 2007-2010 as a CIA Officer-in-Residence at GSPIA and also taught a course for the school as an adjunct last spring.  

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