International Development, Food Security & Humanitarian Response

Friedman community members leverage their diplomatic, military, and NGO experiences when leading international development and humanitarian efforts. Some work behind the scenes with aid policy and strategy, while others serve on the front lines of program implementation and aid delivery. Still others contribute expertise to research, assessment, and evaluation with a focus on continual improvement. They make a difference in international public health agencies such as WHO, USAID, Oxfam International, and the World Food Programme in positions ranging from Nutrition Consultant and Public Health Advisor to International Research Analyst and Food Security Advisor. 

Job Searching for International Students, Part 1

Today we would like to answer some common questions about the logistics of working as an international student in the US and give you some tips for job searching.
What is CPT?

F-1 Curricular Practical Training CPT is a type …

By Fangruo Zhou
Fangruo Zhou Student Ambassador
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Career Quick Tip: Systematic Career Exploration

You may be wondering, how do I start a systematic personalized career exploration plan? Here are some starter pro tips from a postdoc-turned-career coach who encountered some unexpected challenges along the way to career fulfillment.

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By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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February and March Food Conferences (Most Are Free!)

It is the conference season! We hope you’ve had an amazing start to this semester. Here are some free/low-cost conferences for this February and March.

Waste Management Forum

Join WM to hear from inspiring sustainability leaders and how we can …

By Fangruo Zhou
Fangruo Zhou Student Ambassador
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Webinar Series: Finding Your Future in Food Systems

With this series, the North American Food System Network aims to provide participants with connections and insights that will help them identify next steps for their careers. The four-part series (Feb 8, 23, Nov 8, 23, 2022) will highlight job …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator
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Resource of the Week: Devex

Devex is an independent news organization with offices are in Barcelona, London, Manila, and Washington, D.C. As a media source for the global development community, they offer news articles as well as a series of subscription newsletters; a Career Hub …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Spring 2023 Career Workshops

The Block Career Center (BCC) is excited to offer a robust workshop schedule for Spring 2023. All Friedman students and …

Spring 2023 Career Development Checklist

Make the most of your time at the Friedman School by getting a jump start on your career planning! Use …