You might not have the same motives as Julian Assange in posting information about Wikileaks, but could that hurt your future job aspirations?
Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs’ career center seems to think so.
In an email sent out last week, SIPA’s career center warned students to be cautious about posting anything related to the controversial release of government documents on their social network pages. An alumnus who works for the government cautioned the office, which in turned warned students.
Last July, President Barack Obama announced that he would nominateAlexander Arvizu (SFS ’80) to become the U.S. Ambassador to Albania. On Wednesday, Arvizu was formally sworn in as Ambassador.
Arvizu, who was born on an Army base in Japan and grew up in Colorado Springs, previously served the Foreign Service in Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, and Japan.
“Many, many congrats to Alex! I know that he will be an outstanding ambassador for the United States,” Professor Anthony Arend, who graduated with Arvizu and attended his swearing-in ceremony, wrote on his blog.
Do you want to see the world and serve your country? Mike Madoff (SFS ’13), Morgan McDaniel (SFS ’13), Amanda Lanzillo (SFS ’13) have some advice for you.
In a video titled “So you want to be a Foreign Service officer,” which seems to be inspired by a similar, academic-minded video, a student asks if she can list her professor as a State Department reference. The professor tells her “no one cares” about her Maps of the Modern World Knowledge, she will only marry other officers “as pretentious as [she is],” and she will “die as a mid-level Washington bureaucrat.”