Upcoming Student Events

Alumni Mentoring: NSA – Careers and Development Programs in Intelligence
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Career Seminar: Careers in Diplomacy
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Career Seminar: Careers in Law Enforcement – It’s much more than you think!
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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 local 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 intriguing world of law enforcement and all of the opportunities that are available.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Alumni Mentoring: FBI Panel
Friday, March 12, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Career Seminar: Careers in Intelligence outside of the Federal Government and the Military
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to be an intelligence analyst but 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 in intelligence outside of the federal government and the military.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Career Seminar: Careers in International Development 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
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, saving 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 cover the world of international development and career opportunities to consider and provide guidance on how to succeed in getting into a career in international development.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Career Seminar: Conducting an Effective Job & Internship Search
Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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 this work in order to find relevant positions. This seminar will give you the effective strategy you need to use to do an effective job and internship search.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Career Seminar: Writing an Interview Winning Resume
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Virtual Alumni Mentoring: How an IWP Education can Help in a Professional Setting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Career Seminar: Interview Success: Winning the Interview = Winning the Job!
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
You have done the hard work to develop a 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 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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Career Seminar: What jobs should I pursue while waiting for my dream job in National Security & International Affairs?
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
Getting a job in National Security and International Affairs is not an easy one. Many of these jobs are highly sought after and few in number, and, with budget cuts in the government, this has reduced the number of Federal and government contractor positions and cut down on certain positions within the military. Your IWP degree can get you a job in the government or with a contractor, but it may take several months to 2 years to achieve your goals and get your dream job. Between applying for and winning the job and getting a security clearance, the process could take some time, and you have to be prepared for that. So what kind of jobs should you pursue while you are working on achieving your career goals? What kind of jobs in the private, nonprofit and NGO sector should you work on that will still give you the skills and experience that will be relevant and sought after by the agencies, organizations, or companies you are interested in joining? This seminar will focus on the jobs you can pursue while you are waiting for your dream job to become a reality.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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2020-2021 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Ceremony begins at 11:00 AM (graduates must arrive no later than 10:00 AM)
Reception begins at approximately 1:00 PM
Location: The Fairmont Hotel (downtown Washington, D.C.)
To request tickets, please contact Katie Bridges at kbridges@iwp.edu.
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Past Student Events

Orientation
Thursday, January 7, 2021, 3:00-5:00 PM
Please check your email for meeting information.

Career Services Orientation
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Please check your email for more information, or contact ddortch@iwp.edu.

Virtual Alumni Mentoring: Navy Reserves and Intelligence Work
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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New Student Coffee Hour with the President
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM
RSVP: lschulenburg@iwp.edu

Career Seminar: Careers in Intelligence
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Comp Exam Information Sessions (MA students only)
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:30-6:00 PM
with Dr. Glancy
RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu if you plan to attend (indicate the Jan. 28 or Feb. 1 session)

SGA Zoom Happy Hour and Trivia Night
Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:30 PM
Please check your email for details!

Comp Exam Information Sessions (MA students only)
Monday, February 1, 2021, 5:30-6:00 PM
with Dr. Wood
RSVP to jjohnsrud@iwp.edu if you plan to attend (indicate the Jan. 28 or Feb. 1 session)

Student Roundtable: Leaps of Faith: An Immigrant’s Odyssey of Struggle, Success, and Service to his Country
with Amb. Osman Siddique, Former Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Naurur
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Career Seminar: Careers in Counterintelligence
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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 you should 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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Virtual Student Roundtable: Intelligence Operations in Real-Time
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Career Seminar: Careers in Counterterrorism 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Alumni Mentoring: Careers in International Strategic Alliances
Thursday, February 11, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Alumni Mentoring: DIA: Careers in Intelligence Analysis
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 5:30-6:30 PM
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Career Seminar: Getting a Security Clearance / Counterintelligence (CI) Brief
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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, the 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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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NEW DATE: Alumni Mentoring: Careers as an Intelligence Analyst or Special Agent
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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Career Seminar: Careers in Political Risk Analysis 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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.
Presented by: Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services
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Alumni Mentoring: Innovation in Intelligence from Disguise to Cyber
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00-6:00 PM
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