International Career-Related Events

The Institute for Regional and International Studies both sponsors and co-sponsors internationally-themed career workshops, information sessions, and events throughout the academic year. These events are typically free and open to the public apart from a select few that are geared towards undergraduate students only.  If a particular event requires pre-registration it will be indicated under the event description.


Event Archive:

November 16, 2018 / CAREER LUNCH & LEARN: “Q&A Discussion with Azita Saleki-Gerhardt”

Presented by Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, UW alumna and Senior Vice President and President, AbbVie Operations

November 15, 2018 / CAREER Meet & Greet with Rick Steves

Presented by author and host of PBS’ “Rick Steves’ Europe” television series.

November 13, 2018 / “A Field Guide to Using Your UW Degree to See the World”

Presented by Stacey Reiss, UW alumna and Oscar-nominated, international documentary filmmaker

October 25, 2018 / CAREER LUNCH & LEARN:  “Lunch with Deputy Assistant Secretary Ensher” 

Hear directly from Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan, Henry S. Ensher, about his experiences and career.

October 19, 2018 / “Q&A Discussion with former U.S. Ambassador John Lange”

Meet with U.S. Ambassador John Lange, a career U.S. Department of State foreign service officer who previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana (1999 to 2002) and the Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1998.  Learn about careers in foreign service as well as his thoughts on the many opportunities that grow from public service.

October 16, 2018 / CAREER LUNCH & LEARN: “International Careers in Journalism” 

Featuring Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, and former producer of PBS NewsHour, Justin Kenny, AND Elise Labott, UW-Madison alumna and CNN’s global affairs correspondent.

April 25, 2018 / CAREER LUNCH & LEARN: “Lunch with the Consul General of Pakistan”

Presented by Faisal Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago

February 8, 2018 / CAREER LUNCH & LEARN: “International Careers in Journalism”

Presented by Owen Ullmann, UW alum and Managing Editor for World News at USA Today