Upcoming Events for Students

SGA End of Year BASH!
Saturday, April 30, 2:00 PM
Please check your email for registration and location.

Graduate Social with the President
Tue, May 3, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
More info/Register

Oxford Meeting – Safety and Security Briefing
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30 PM
Please see your email for the Zoom link.

Q&A Session for New Students
Friday, May 6, 3:00-4:00 PM
Please see your email for the Zoom link.

IWP Commencement
Saturday, May 14, 2022
All students are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.
More info

Alumni Mentoring: Balancing Career, Fun, Success, and Making a Difference
Tuesday, May 17, 5:00-6:00 PM
More info/Register

Library Orientation
Tuesday, May 17, 5:45-6:15 PM
Via Zoom
RSVP to dkulik@iwp.edu

Library Orientation
Wednesday, May 18, 5:45-6:15 PM
Via Zoom
RSVP to dkulik@iwp.edu

Econ Happy Hour with Dr. Bradley
Friday, May 20, 5:00 PM
Drinks will be served. Please bring a dish to share!
RSVP to jdavis@iwp.edu

IWP New Student Career Success Orientation
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Via Zoom
RSVP to careerservices@iwp.edu 

Beginning a Career in Defense Intelligence 
Thursday, May 26, 5:30 PM
More info/Register

Alumni Mentoring: Careers in Counterintelligence
Fri, June 3, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
More info/Register

Past Events for Students

Crisis in the South China Sea Simulation
Saturday, January 8, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
IWP Marlatt Mansion
More information will be forthcoming for students, alumni, and interns who are interested in playing.
POC: Prof. Aaron Danis

IWP New Student Career Success Orientation
Saturday, January 15, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
via Zoom
RSVP to careerservices@iwp.edu

CAREER SEMINAR: Conducting an Effective Job & Internship Search
You may think you know how to conduct an effective job search but more goes into it than just going to job sites. There are many jobs that are not posted on job sites and the question is how do you find them. Many jobs in the work you are interested in are not as easy to find and you need to know who are the agencies, organizations, and companies that are doing the work in order to find positions. This seminar will give you the effective strategy you need to use to do an effective job and internship search.
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/Qbr8WVQ9kcsZZQPdA

Library Orientation
Tuesday, January 25, 5:45-6:15 PM
Via Zoom
Please RSVP to Dmitry Kulik at dkulik@iwp.edu.

CAREER SEMINAR: Writing an Interview Winning Resume
The resume is a critical self-marketing tool and having a powerful, persuasive and targeted resume is the key to winning the interview. If your resume does not sell you then you will never win the interview or the job. This seminar will teach you how to develop resumes that will catch the attention of Recruiters, HR Professionals, and Hiring Managers and win you interviews.
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/EF8RoxVi7V7TYEJv6

Meeting for the Oxford Study Abroad Program
Wednesday, January 26, 5:45-6:15 PM
Via Zoom, please see your email for details
Please RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu. You should have your tutorial topics ready to discuss or already approved by Prof. Tsagronis.

Library Orientation
Thursday, January 27, 5:45-6:15 PM
Via Zoom
Please RSVP to Dmitry Kulik at dkulik@iwp.edu.

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers In Intelligence
At one time when someone said they wanted to work in intelligence the immediate thought would have been the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), or some form of Military Intelligence (MI) but these days that is not the case. The world of intelligence and the careers you can get into that deal with intelligence go across many sectors and agencies, organizations and companies. This seminar will talk about the world of intelligence, from explaining the various INTs (OSINT, HUMINT, GEOINT, IMINT, TECHINT, SIGINT, MASINT) and the work that goes into them to discussing the sectors who are hiring intelligence analysts and the titles you should look for when searching for intelligence jobs.
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/LLUzDGqe8rkFu3sM7

Student Roundtable: U.S. Intelligence Reform
with Prof. Ken deGraffenreid
Monday, February 7, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM
More info/Register

How to Thrive in Your First Government Job
with IWP President Hon. James Anderson
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
4:30-5:30 PM
More info/Register

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in Counterintelligence
So you want to work in counterintelligence? This is a unique career field and you are wondering how to get into it, what agencies should you be exploring and what should you be doing to make sure you successfully get into the work of counterintelligence. This career seminar will help you explore this career field and give you guidance on how to successfully get into a career in counterintelligence.
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/LDRZ8crR8B75yP3P7

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Recruitment Information Session at IWP
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5:30 – 6:30 PM EST
Join the NCIS Team for a Virtual Recruitment Session at IWP to discuss the mission of the agency and their recruitment for the following positions: Special Agent, Intelligence Analyst, Cyber Specialists, Interns
Location: VIRTUAL
Please check your email for more details and the link to register.

Greece Study Abroad Meeting with Prof. Robbins
Thursday, February 10, 5:45-6:15 PM
Back classroom of Marlatt (1st floor)
RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu

Alumni Mentoring: Jobs in Economics and Politics
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
At the DC campus, with a Zoom option
More info/Register

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in Counterterrorism
You have always been concerned about terrorism abroad and at home and now you want to do something about it. What careers are there that focus on terrorism, what job opportunities are out there, who are the agencies and companies who do this kind of work, what should I be focused on in my studies and research, and what experiences do I need to get to be a part of the fight against terrorism? These are questions you have and this seminar will give you the answers and knowledge you need to pursue a Career in Counterterrorism.
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/Pp5Fx7Ua3YLvBj8p8

Comprehensive Exam Information Session (MA students only) 
Monday, February 21, 5:45-6:15 PM
Back classroom, Bently Hall or via Zoom
Please RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu and indicate if you will attend in person or virtually.
MA students (incl. ProfMA and ExecMA) are invited to attend, especially those who are graduating this academic year. Even if you are not graduating this year, it is a good idea to attend these sessions early on in your studies so that you can learn about the exams now and begin to prepare.

IWP Alumni Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PM
Arlington, VA
Please check your email for location and registration information.

Oxford Study Abroad Program Meeting
Tuesday, February 22, 5:45-6:15 PM
This is a required meeting for anyone who is planning to go this Summer.
Please RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu (either for in person or Zoom). You should have your tutorial topics ready to discuss or already approved by Prof Tsagronis.

CAREER SEMINAR: Getting a Security Clearance/Counterintelligence (CI) Brief
For positions in intelligence, national and homeland security, defense, law enforcement, security and foreign affairs in the Federal government and Military you will need a security clearance. This seminar will go over some possible opportunities to get a security clearance, ethe entire process of getting a security clearance and what the background investigation, adjudication and polygraph (if necessary) will entail. This seminar will also discuss the counterintelligence threat and what you need to know as a future or current professional working in intelligence, national and homeland security, law enforcement and international affairs.
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/xBMb7aet1LYGfQZo8

Alumni Mentoring: Careers at the FBI
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
More info/Register

Student Q&A Talk with Amb. Aldona Wos
Wed, Mar 2, 2022, 5:30 PM
Sponsored by SGA
More info/Register

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in Political Risk Analysis
Political risk is a type of risk faced by investors, corporations, and governments that political decisions, events, or conditions will significantly affect the profitability of a business actor or the policy decision of a government. Political risk can be understood and managed with reasoned foresight, investment, deployment of resources, or key decision making. Political risk faced by businesses can be defined as “the risk of a strategic, financial, or personnel loss because of market or nonmarket factors as macroeconomic and social policies (fiscal, monetary, trade, investment, industrial, income, labour, and developmental), or events related to political instability (terrorism, riots, coups, civil war, and insurrection). For governments, political risk focuses on their ability to execute diplomatic, military or other initiatives as a result of political risk. Analyzing political risks in emerging and developed economies with a wide range of political institutions/governments is a major part of this work. This career seminar will focus on the work, positions and the agencies, organizations, and companies who are doing work in this field.
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/Cyik4kjSeh9172ef9

Comp Exam Info Session
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 5:45-6:15 PM
Please see your email for the Zoom link.

SGA Happy Hour
Friday, March 4, 4:30 PM
Please see your email for location and details.

Student Roundtable: Putin’s Russia; Drivers of Aggression in Eastern Europe
Monday, March 7, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM
More info/Register

Professor Highlight: Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz
Tuesday, March 8, 4:30 PM
Sponsored by SGA
Please see your email for location and details.

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in Diplomacy
So you want to be a diplomat? The work of diplomacy goes well beyond government officials in formal meeting rooms and negotiating peace agreements, threatening sanctions, or hammering out the terms of a security or trade treaty. Today’s diplomats are male and female, young and old, and from all backgrounds, working in both informal and formal settings. They use personal relationships with officials and citizens of the hosting country to advocate for the interests of their country, and to work together on common causes. This seminar will focus on different careers, agencies, and opportunities in the world of diplomacy and will discuss how to effectively pursue a diplomatic career.
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/zmTUCJq3h2DKyNNMA

Alumni Mentoring: Beginning an Intelligence Career via the Military
Thu, March 10, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
More info/Register

Postponed: IWP Soccer Night
Saturday, March 12, 2022, 6:00 PM
Sponsored by SGA
Please check your email for details!

Student Roundtable Talk: War in Ukraine, Oil & Gas Conflict
with Dr. Sara Vakshouri
Monday, March 14, 4:00-5:00 PM
More info/Register

Professor Highlight with Dean Robbins
Tuesday, March 15, 4:30-5:30 PM
Commodore John Barry Room, Marlatt Mansion
Sponsored by the Student Government Association
Please RSVP to Frank (Please see your email)

Alumni Mentoring: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Tue, March 15, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
More info/Register

Oxford Meeting
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 5:45 PM
Back classroom, Bently Hall
This meeting is required for everyone who is going to Oxford in May.

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in Law Enforcement – It’s much more than you think!
When most people hear the word law enforcement what do they automatically think? You said it in your mind: Police Officer! And yes, while this is an important career in law enforcement, the careers in this field go well beyond just that one position. Today law enforcement is about the work of international, federal, state, city, county, and other locality agencies. It can involve being an officer, special agent, intelligence analyst, criminal research analyst, forensic crime analyst, crime scene specialist, terrorism task force officer/agent, fugitive task force officer/agent and so much more. This career seminar will teach you about the interesting and intriguing world of law enforcement and all of the opportunities that are available.
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/Td5sMEWvFjQ3vNWQ7

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in Intelligence outside of the Federal Government and the Military
Have you ever wanted to be an intelligence analyst but for a number of reasons did not want to work for the federal government or go into the military? Many people do not know that there are many career opportunities in intelligence working in the non-governmental sectors. This career seminar will expose you to the various career opportunities outside of the federal government and the military.
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/gaamuL9RTG3io3Vt7

Student Government Association Information Session
Tuesday, March 29, 5:00-6:00 PM, Marlatt Back Classroom
Do you have what it takes to run the SGA? Find out at this information session. All positions are open for the 2022-23 school year! RSVP through Eventbrite

CAREER SEMINAR: Careers in International Development
International development is a broad term that is used for the work that involves everything from increasing global stability, stopping conflicts and violence; opening new markets and generating opportunity for trade and economic development, dealing with food and agricultural security, creating stable and sustainable countries and cultures, creating innovative solutions for once unsolvable development challenges; saves lives impacted by disaster or humanitarian crisis; and advancing democracy, governance, and peace. The work is focused on transforming families, communities, and countries – so they can thrive and prosper. Whether by preventing the next global epidemic, responding to a devastating earthquake, or helping a farmer access tools to grow her business. So what career opportunities are involved in international development and how do you get into them? This career seminar will how you the world of international development, career opportunities to consider and provide guidance on how to succeed in getting into a career in international development.
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/hGdNrq4qyfoNG7hM6

Greece Program Meeting
Thursday, March 31, 12:00-1:00 PM
This meeting will be held via Zoom.
Please RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu if you are able to attend.

Student Government Association Information Session
Thursday, March 31, 5:00-6:00 PM, Virtual
Do you have what it takes to run the SGA? Find out at this information session. All positions are open for the 2022-23 school year!
Please see your email for the Zoom link.
RSVP

Alumni Mentoring: ATF Careers
Thu, March 31, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
More info/Register

SGA Happy Hour with Alumni
4:30 PM
Please check your email for details.

Student Tour of Theodore Roosevelt Island
Sat, April 2, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Come hike/walk a trail with IWP and talk/learn about our 26th President.
Read more/Register

CAREER SEMINAR: INTERVIEW SUCCESS: Winning the Interview = Winning the Job!
You have done the hard work to develop the targeted resume showing all of your skills, education, experiences and qualifications and it has led to you getting the interview. Many job seekers take the interview for granted and do not do the preparation required to successfully impress the recruiter or hiring manager and win the interview which results in winning the job. This seminar will teach you the way to successfully win the interview.
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Place: Virtual Career Seminar – Zoom Link will be provided by Mr. Dortch after registration
Presented by: Derrick T. Dortch, Director of Career Services & Special Programs
Register at this link: https://forms.gle/cLLSErWKkQLSK9EQ9

Alumni Mentoring: DoD Contracting – How to Pragmatically Play the Game
Thu, April 7, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
In person only at IWP; US Citizen only
More info/Register

IWP Soccer Night
Saturday, April 9
Please see your email for more details!

Elections for Student Government Officers
Elections will be held from April 11-14 from 5:00-6:30pm in the Marlatt lobby.

SGA Professor Highlight featuring Prof. Paul Schilling
Tuesday, April 12, 4:30 PM
Commodore Barry Room, IWP
Pizza provided!
RSVP to Frank, please see your email for further details

Recruitment Brief with IWP Alumnus: Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Wednesday, April 13, 4:30-5:30 PM
More info/Register 

Minorities in National Security/International Affairs
Thu, April 14, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
More info/Register