By VALERIA BORGHETTI
“A Day in the Life of a Diplomat: How to join the U.S. Foreign Service” was the first of a career series to be launched at John Cabot University. To kick-off event, the Women’s Leadership Initiatve, Business Club, Guarini Institute for Public Affairs and International Relations Society welcome U.S. Foreign Service Specialist Carolyn Brosious on November 7. Brosious is currently serving at the U.S. Embassy’s economic office in Rome.
After describing the organization of the U.S. Department of State and the accessible paths towards a career representing the U.S. around the world, Brosious went on to explain the different foreign service specializations. Through a detailed explanation of job opportunities and career choices, the diplomat went through what it truly means to represent the United States overseas.
“If you thought that you had no possibility of joining State Department, you were wrong. There are many majors that can be applied to so many positions as Foreign Service Officers and Specialists worldwide,” said Brosious during the seminar.
Brosious is a Villanova University graduate from her beloved state of Pennsylvania, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Chinese, and her master’s degree in International Relations and East Asian Studies. Before joining the State Department, Brosious worked for the University of Pennsylvania, international student program, Teach for America and the Wharton Executive Education program.