2017 Preview: The FP Education Guides
Aspiring international affairs professionals are facing widespread uncertainty: How will the public sector evolve in the coming months and years? What role will the private sector play? Public sector hiring, international business and trade, and the impact of nongovernmental organizations all are fraught with uncertainty—in the United States and around the world.
“Everything is interconnected, and the connections that shape our lives are real. The need to understand the complexity of the questions we face is now more important than ever,” says Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, executive director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).
Mezzera and others see a stronger need than ever for professionals with a deep understanding of international affairs. The demand for expertise in political risk analysis continues to grow, for example, and in fields such as cybersecurity, employers need professionals with a combination of international relations and technology skills.
“Understanding what’s happening in the world is terribly important,” says Vera Jelinek, divisional dean of the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs. “I think there will be more and more need for young people with an international outlook, despite the efforts to close national borders.”
The 2017 FP Guides will offer valuable tools for prospective students and emerging professionals to navigate program options, career opportunities, admissions, financial aid, and more. The Guides will also show how leading faculty, staff, administrators, and students are working to make the world a better place.
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