Institute Alumni Conduct Career Workshop
October 23, 2012
Three Institute alumni returned to campus during Bradley’s Homecoming and conducted a career workshop for International Studies majors and minors on October 12. Greg Rudolph (’93), Carrie Gruenloh (’94), and Tammy Orahood (’95) made brief presentations to students about career opportunities in their respective fields and then met in small groups to answer individual questions. Greg, an analyst in the US intelligence community, offered advice to students on developing their skills in order to undertake analytical work for the many units of the community. Carrie discussed her current work with the U.S. Agency for International Development as well as her previous work with international nongovernmental organizations in the fields of human rights advocacy and democratization. Tammy is the Director of International Programs for the Olin School of Business at Washington University, and she outlined how International Studies majors can seek careers in the administration of study abroad and international education in general. All three agreed that students should develop strong writing skills, study a foreign language, and get the best grades possible.
The Institute is grateful that these individuals were willing to take the time to provide career advice to the Institute’s current students. Their desire to give back is truly appreciated.