Upcoming Events for Students

IWP New Student Career Services Orientation
Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
via Zoom
Please see your email for the link to register and the Zoom link.

Student Speaker Series – Chernobyl: The First Domino in the Fall of the Soviet Union
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
4:00-5:00 PM
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Preparing for a Career in Defense Intelligence
Tuesday, September 13, 5:30-6:30 PM
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Alexander Hamilton Society Meeting
Thursday, September 15, 6-8:00 PM
Language Classroom, Bently Hall
Topics to be discussed include China, Russia, Cyber, Space, and Subterranean geopolitical concerns. Following the meeting, from 8-9pm, there will be a social hour. Please see your email for details.

DoD Contracting – How to Pragmatically Play the Game
Monday, September 19, 5:15-6:15 PM
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Faculty Happy Hour hosted by Dr. Anne Bradley
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM
Marlatt Lobby
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RFK Building Tour
Learn the history of the United States Department of Justice and see the artwork displayed in the public portion of the building.
Monday, September 26, 2022, 2:00-3:00 PM
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The Institute of World Politics 2022 Gala
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6:00-11:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
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Register for just the Dessert/Dancing portion, from 9-11:00 PM

Student Government Association First Friday Happy Hour
Friday, October 7, 4:30 PM
Please see your email for the location!

Student Roundtable: National Security Interests and Forced Labor Goods
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:15-6:15 PM
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Alumni Mentoring: Navigating Security Clearances and the Defense Sector
Thursday, October 13, 2022
5:15-6:15 PM
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Faculty Happy Hour hosted by Dr. Jack Tierney
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM
Marlatt Lobby
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Faculty Happy Hour hosted by Dr. David Glancy
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM
Marlatt Lobby
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Faculty Happy Hour
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 5:30-6:30 PM
Marlatt Lobby

Faculty Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5:30-6:30 PM
Marlatt Lobby

Faculty Happy Hour
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 5:30-6:30 PM
Marlatt Lobby

Faculty Happy Hour
Monday, April 17, 2023, 5:30-6:30 PM
Marlatt Lobby

Past Events for Students

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

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, June 1, 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 

Alumni Mentoring: Careers in Counterintelligence
Fri, June 3, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
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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, June 8, 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

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, June 15, 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

Alumni Mentoring: Employment at DIA and NGA
Thu, June 16, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
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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, June 22, 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

RFK Building Tour
Mon, June 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
Learn the history of the United States Department of Justice and see the artwork displayed in the public portion of the building.
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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, June 29, 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

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, 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.
Date: Wednesday, July 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/xBMb7aet1LYGfQZo8 

Pentagon Tour with IWP Alumni
Tue, July 12, 2022, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
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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, July 13, 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

Alumni Mentoring: Beginning a Career in Defense Contracting
Tue, July 19, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
In person and online
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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, July 20, 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

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, July 27, 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, August 3, 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

Alumni Mentoring: Careers in Private Sector Intelligence
Thu, August 4, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Virtual event
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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, August 10, 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

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, August 17, 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

Trip to Gettysburg
Sat, August 27, 2022, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Join Interim Dean Dr. James Robbins for a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield!
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First Friday Happy Hour
Organized by the Student Government Association
Friday, September 2, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Please see your email for the location.

Student Roundtable: Terrorism at Munich: Lessons Learned 50 Years On
with IWP professors Dr. Christopher Harmon and Prof. Aaron Danis
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
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