Type: School event

Student conversation with U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence - North Central

Information session


Lou Fintor

Date & time

Jan 10, 2023, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST


Register here for non-Ford School University of Michigan students for virtual participation.

Join Office of Career Services and Weiser Diplomacy Center for an information session with Lou Fintor, U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence North Central Region (MI, IN, OH, KY) to hear about career paths and upcoming opportunities at the State Department, including internships, fellowships, and scholarships. Discover opportunities that allow you to contribute your experiences, knowledge, and expertise to work on foreign policy issues, public engagement through exchanges and cultural programs, information technology, security, facilities management, and more — in Washington, D.C. at U.S. diplomatic missions around the world.

From the speaker's bio

Joining the Foreign Service in 2002, Fintor, a UM alumni and Detroit native, served as U.S. Embassy spokesperson in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. As Diplomat in Residence, Fintor provides information on State Department opportunities to students and professionals located throughout the North Central DIR region, which includes Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. The Ford School serves as one of 16 regional DIR academic host institutions in the United States.

DIRs attend local career fairs for students, alumni, and professionals, host career information sessions, and speak to organizations and groups located in each of the population-based geographic regions they serve. They provide information about U.S. Department of State Foreign Service and Civil Service careers, internships, fellowships, and scholarships.

In addition to scheduling regular travel to communities and recruitment events throughout assigned geographic areas, DIRs provide background materials, resources, and referrals to those residing in their regions. 

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