Education becomes a pragmatic and very powerful tool when it goes hand in hand with real work life experience. Based on this personal career philosophy, I decided to get involved with as many projects, consulting work and internships while I was studying my Master Degree in the College of Public and International Affairs at the University of Bridgeport.
The most relevant experiences that I could proudly share are:
International relations and global development have different career paths. To put it in perspective, I see three possible roads that a student could take: the Non-Governmental Organization road, the Governmental or Institutional road, and the Private sector and/or corporate road. I was fortunate to have the experience of interning in these three called "roads" or "career paths," and I decided to stay with the corporate world because of the growing opportunities it could offer for young professionals.
From my personal experience, I could say that we live in a very competitive world and although I do not think there is a master key to be successful in International Relations, good advice that I could give to future students is to be actively involved with all the activities and work experiences that can pave the way towards a fulfilling career.