DC Career Trip

Fletcher will be unusually quiet today and tomorrow, and classes are on hold. A large portion of the student body – 214 students, to be precise – will be missing. While it sounds like the premise of The Leftovers, it’s far less alarming and, I’d argue, much more interesting. The annual Washington DC career trip, organized by the Office of Career Services (OCS), is a major event on the spring calendar, large enough to make it feel like Fletcher has temporarily relocated for a few days.

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Career Services drops in to the Hall of Flags

Today, a brief highlight of a neat new service offered this year by the Office of Career Services (OCS). Our OCS colleagues are a nimble crew, and in the past few years they’ve added a variety of new types of programming to their already-substantial roster of services and activities for Fletcher students. The first few times I saw their staff hanging out in the Hall of Flags this semester, I figured they might be experiencing a space crunch in their office, and were just improvising some spillover meeting space. As I’ve since learned, though, their regular visits to the Hall of Flags are part of a new schedule of “drop-in hours” available to students for short appointments.

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News roundup: Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders, alumni in climate change policy, and fun times in New Hampshire!

A bit of a smorgasbord today of interesting tidbits that haven’t quite fit in other posts in recent weeks. First, a big congratulations to our friend Monica Ruiz (F16) for her inclusion in the New America Foundation’s Latino National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders list!

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