The Boren Forum hosted its annual Career Event on April 5 with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). More than 75 Boren fellows and scholars, English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) program participants, and graduate students from SAIS and other local graduate schools attended.
The theme of this year’s event was “Intelligence and Policy: Two Paths in One Direction.” The event began with a panel of experts whose career paths span intelligence, policy, and beyond — (below, from left) Dale Garvin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ramona Harper of the U.S. Department of State, Jeff Hayes of the National Security Council, Joyce Connery of the National Security Council, and Todd Chappell of the U.S. Department of Defense.
The panelists spoke about the intersection of policy and intelligence in the U.S. federal government and their career trajectories. They emphasized the importance of making the most of every job opportunity, as well as how to leverage specific skills, such as language abilities. The topic was an important one for Boren fellows and scholars with cultural and language expertise now seeking careers in the federal government.
After the panel, attendees had a chance to chat with recruiters and representatives from a dozen different federal agencies.
Many thanks to all the panelists, agency representatives, recruiters, volunteers, and attendees who helped make this annual event a big success!
Photo Credit: Dan Pan