Political Science Student Chosen to Participate in State Department Seminar
Second year Ose Arheghan was one of twenty-seven college-aged participants in the Cox State Department Seminar held October 2-5, 2019 by the State Department and the Una Chapman Cox Foundation. Their application was selected from over 600 applicants nationwide.
Seminar participants were hosted by retired US ambassadors and members of the foundation, and were taught about inner workings of diplomacy. They met with a variety of persons, from current foreign service officers to Rangall-Pickering Fellows, to those working on the civil side of international affairs. "They were doing exactly what I want to do in the future," Ose said of getting to speak with foreign service officers working all over the world.
Ose would like to to work as a foreign service officer or for the State Department in some capacity, although their dream job would be U.S. Ambassador. They said that participation in this seminar was a fantastic experience that gave them a great sense of direction and connection in terms of what they want their last two years of undergrad to look like.
To learn more about the Cox-State Department Seminar, please visit this website. The Una Chapman Cox Foundation "works to support the effectiveness and professionalism of the United States Foreign Service". To learn more about the Foundation, visit this website. You can also learn more about internships and other opportunities on our department website here and here.