Working in Diplomacy: Careers with U.S. State Department

Join us on Feb 1, 2024 @ 12p-1pm  *in-person* with Diplomat in Residence @ Tufts!

Thinking about joining the U.S State Department and want to learn more about the process, and taking the Foreign Service Officer test (FSOT)? If you want to become a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department, this is one of the first steps in your journey. Join us on Feb 1, 2024 @ 12pm- 1pm with Diplomat in Residence-New England Michelle Kayser who will speak about when and where you can take the FSOT, how you can prepare for the FSOT and will also cover internships opportunities that will start opening in Feb and this summer. If you have any questions about the USA jobs application process & using Resume Builder this event is for you too!


You can also check out this informative video below of career options and expert advice for applications.

The video covers:

  • The history of the State Department (quick version)
  • The life of a Foreign Service Officer (FSO), including an insider’s look at the career path
  • Options for FSO generalists (5 different career tracks!) and specialists
  • State Department Civil Service career paths (officers based in Washington, DC)
  • Consular Affairs Fellows Program (great for those looking to use their language skills)
  • State Department Internships, including the Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program
  • Applying for various positions and tips for your application
  • and more!
By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director