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Events & Programs

  1. Career Readiness Small Group
  2. Upcoming Event Featuring the Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID

Articles & Resources

  1. Glassdoor
  2. How to Write a Federal Resume

Featured in Tribe Careers

  1. NSA Internship
  2. USAID Internship

Information on Intelligence Careers

  1. CIA Job Opportunities
  2. Intelligence as a Career Workshop

Foreign Service Careers

  1. Foreign Service Exam Information
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Upcoming Events and Programs

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Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID Coming to William and Mary

Ann Mei Chang will be speaking at William & Mary on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00pm in Tidewater A, Sadler Center.

Ann Mei Chang is the Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID. The Lab is the newest bureau at USAID and aims to transform global development through science, technology, innovation, and partnerships. Prior to USAID, Ann Mei was the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps, an international NGO, served as the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State, and conceived and launched the Alliance for Affordable Internet.

Ann Mei has more than twenty years of engineering and leadership experience in Silicon Valley. She served as a Senior Engineering Director at Google for eight years, where she led worldwide engineering for Google's mobile applications and services. At Google, she also led the product development team for Emerging Markets, with a mission to bring relevant mobile and Internet services to the two-thirds of the world's population that is not yet online. Ann Mei has held leadership roles at several other leading companies including Apple (leading engineering for the initial release of Final Cut Pro), Intuit, SGI, and a few startups.

Articles & Resources


The Cohen Career Center provides students with access to Glassdoor, a website that provides information on jobs, companies, salaries, and more! This is a great resource to utilize when researching companies for jobs or internships!

Check out Glassdoor at

How to Write Your Federal Resume

Resumes for federal jobs are unlike any other resume you'll write. They are a beast all their own! Don't worry though, click the link below to access Go Government, a website dedicated to helping potential applicants through the process of crafting a federal resume, tips to make it as strong as possible, and information on what happens after you apply.
Don't forget to have your resume critiqued at the Career Center before sending it out!

You can access this article at

Featured From Tribe Careers

2016 Summer Internship with the National Security Agency

The NSA is looking for undergraduate and graduate students for their summer internship program. You will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts. Geopolitical, cultural, and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate, and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers.

For more information about this position, log into Tribe Careers!

Internship with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General

The USAID OIG is looking for interns! Interns who join the OIG’s Office of Investigations will become part of a dynamic team of civil service and Foreign Service criminal investigators responsible for investigating fraud, waste, and abuse within U.S. foreign assistance and development programs worldwide.

If this position interests you, log into Tribe Careers for more information!

Intelligence Careers

CIA Job Opportunities

There's no other career like a CIA career. The work here is truly that of the nation. Students can find their next career opportunity in the list of open positions. There is something for everyone! Opportunities for qualified applicants are available in the U.S. and abroad. Please use the Job Fit Tool ( to discover where your skills and work experiences fit within the career opportunities at CIA.

If you are currently pursuing a degree program, please visit our Student Opportunities pages ( for detailed information on the paid student internship, scholarship and co-op programs offered by the CIA.

Start exploring CIA career opportunities now! Once you've determined the position(s) you’d like to apply for, visit the Application Instructions page for guidance about completing the online application at

Intelligence as a Career Workshop at the Cohen Career Center

Jim Hughes, the President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, will be presenting at William and Mary on October 01, 2015, 4:00 pm in the Cohen Career Center's Presentation Room. Come find out about the range of career options in the Intelligence field. No RSVP needed!

Foreign Service Careers

Foreign Service Exam

If you are remotely considering going into the Dept. of State’s Foreign Service, you must first pass the Foreign Service Exam. You may only take the exam once per 12 month period. It is wise to take the exam as soon as possible—your scores are not saved and each time you take the exam, the better you will do. The exam is free of charge. There is a new policy for taking the exam, with an upcoming deadline:

Notification to Candidates:
Changes in the FSOT Registration Process

The U.S. Department of State Board of Examiners (BEX) announces permanent changes in the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) application and seat selection process to consolidate both steps into one five-week period. Under the process that will be ending, candidates submitted applications at any time throughout the year. Those applications remained active for 11 months from the date of submission, and candidates could then choose which of three tests to take during that period.

Under the new process, candidates will complete both registration steps—submitting an application and selecting a seat—during the same five-week period immediately prior to a specific testing window. Applications will be valid only for a specific test and will expire when the testing window closes. The registration period will continue to close three days prior to the opening of the testing window.

As a reminder, once an application for a test window is submitted it cannot be changed, and candidates may test only once in a 12-month period. Under the new process, eligible candidates will be able to submit new applications during each registration period, allowing them to update employment or other important information and change their chosen career track if they wish. These changes in the registration process will take effect on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Active applications submitted prior to September 30, will expire on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the end of the testing window regardless of whether candidates take the October 2015 Foreign Service Officer Test. Going forward candidates will be able to access their archived applications, but will only be able to submit them during registration periods.

For the February 2016 FSOT the registration period opens on December 16, 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016. The February 2016 FSOT testing window opens on Saturday, January 30, 2016 and closes on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Click here for answers to FAQs.