Project Description

Rachel: Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Alum Gives Tips to Apply

Rachel is from Long Beach, Calif., and entered the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship program as she began her Master of Science in Information Systems Technology program at George Washington University. She successfully completed the Fellowship and is now a U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Specialist.

In this video interview, Rachel gives tips for applying, and emphasizes the importance of referring to the 12 Dimensions of a Successful Foreign Service Specialist Candidate to prepare for the application. She advises students, “if you are thinking about applying to this program, just do it.”

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the FAIT Fellowship program provides undergraduate and graduate students in IT-related fields with tuition assistance, as well as mentorship and professional development, to launch their careers in the Foreign Service as Information Management Specialists.