Career Counseling and Services
Derrick Dortch, Director of Career Services, is a career services professional with many years of experience in counseling individuals planning careers in government and security-cleared professions. He is a career expert for The Washington Post (where he writes articles and hosts a monthy "Live Online" show) and has a weekly radio show on Federal News Radio 1500 AM ("Fed Access with Derrick T. Dortch"). At IWP, Mr. Dortch provides a full range of career counseling and job placement services to students. His usual office hours at IWP are from 4-7 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Institute is committed to assisting its students in their search for employment in the foreign affairs and national security fields. Because of the personal experience of our faculty, guest lecturers, and even students in the foreign affairs, intelligence, and national security communities, the Institute has an extensive network of professional contacts. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities this offers in their job searches. Job announcements are regularly posted by e-mail, on the main IWP and career services websites (click here), and outside the Office of Student Affairs. Current students and alumni may contact Derrick via email (email@example.com) or by calling the Institute (202-462-2101).