Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

November 12th | 5:00pm

Alumni Speaker Series virtual Q&A featuring Ciara bennese '18

Registration Link: https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf--qqzgpHtFuO-jKux-k6-VsFPKLXiEX

Topic: Starting a career in refugee resettlement or social service nonprofits.

Student Moderator: Ainsley Coty

Submit a question for Ciara here: https://bit.ly/CiaraQuestions 

Ciara Bennese is a 2018 alumna of FSU's College of Social Sciences and Public Policy with a B.S. in International Affairs, Political Science, and Spanish language. She currently lives in Washington, DC and works for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), one of the United States' nine refugee resettlement agencies, in the Migration & Refugee Services department. As a Program Associate, she helps implement the Reception & Placement (R&P) and Match Grant (MG) programs in over forty offices nationwide through grants administered by the Department of State and the Department of Human and Health Services, respectively.

Additionally, Ciara is entering her second year as the Legislative Coordinator for DC with Amnesty International USA where she specializes in legislative advocacy on migrant/refugee rights and gun violence. Presently, Ciara is working on revising her undergraduate thesis from FSU's Global Citizen Certificate Program on refugee cultural integration and expects to publish these findings in 2021.

Previous Event Recordings:

June 1st 

Student Alumni Association & Friends of HSF Speaker Series Webinar featuring Alumna, Daniela Wojtalewicz 

Hear from Alumna Daniela Wojtalewicz (B.S. ’15) as she talks about her experiences with the Peace Corps and more.

June 3rd 

Office of National Fellowships & Friends of HSF Speaker Series featuring Alumnus, Jesse Marks

Jesse Marks is a writer and analyst on international affairs, with a specific emphasis on the Middle East, humanitarianism, and civil war. His work focuses on widening the protection space for civilians in conflict and reinforcing the global protection and humanitarian regimes within global governance. He is a Boren Scholar (Jordan), Fulbright research scholar (Jordan), Scoville Peace Fellow, and Schwarzman Scholar. Additionally, he is currently a Presidential Management Finalist and a recently selected McCain Fellow with the Department of Defense.

July 6th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Mae Espinosa '19

Topic: Applying to law school and navigating your first year.

July 21st

FSU to Silicon Valley

FSU alumni Garrett Johnson (CARE 2002, Rhodes Scholar, and All-American in Track and Field) and Zach Segal (Honors in Business Management) shared their collegiate and professional journeys from FSU to the tech startup scene in Silicon Valley. In addition, they will be discussing the future of cryptocurrency and the larger Fintech market.

July 29th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Bethany swonson '13

Topic: How the FDOE has worked to support our education system during COVID and guidance on ways we can use the CARES Act for the benefit of our students.

July 29th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Rima nathan '16,'19

Topic: Getting more than a degree, participating in all FSU has to offer.

September 2nd

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Olivia rose '18

Topic: Careers in STEM, navigating STEM as a female, and ways to maximize your undergraduate research.

September 14th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Sophie rottenberg '18

Topic: How to effectively choose a masters degree.

September 21st

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Hunter hamrick '15

Topic: How to find your way into the politics field and how to find your way into a job in DC.

October 14th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Alexa Kelly '16

Topic: Balancing entrepreneurship and graduate school

October 26th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Chris land '11

Topic: Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, banking & tech, financial services, law school, public service/government careers.

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