Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, March 15, 2012

2010 MIPA to discuss career path, D.C. job search

2010 graduate Farha Tahir will discuss her experience looking for work in Washington, D.C., and international career options open to La Follette School students in a presentation on Tuesday, March 20, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in 6201 Microbial Sciences.

Tahir will present "Me and My MIPA: The Road to Jobs in International Organizations" via Skype from Washington, D.C. The La Follette School will provide pizza and pop.

Tahir is a program coordinator and research associate for the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In that role, she conducts research in support of program initiatives related to U.S. strategic priorities throughout the continent.

At La Follette, Tahir studied the interaction between governance and aid effectiveness and its effects on social, political, economic and institutional development, while earning a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

Career development coordinator Kate Battiato emphasizes that this talk is not just for students in the international public affairs program. "Farha is well known in the Bob community as a talented networker, and she braved the unknown in her move to D.C.," Battiato says. "She's got a lot to share in how to create and use a professional network to help you land that dream job and how to go about finding work in a new city. Come learn from someone who's been through it."