Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Upcoming Events: Big Ten Virtual Career Fair and Alumni Spotlight Series

Hire Big Ten Plus Virtual Career Fair


Tuesday, April 9 - Thursday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Looking for a job or internship? Save valuable time and meet with recruiters live online at the Hire Big 10 Virtual Career Fair. Alumni and students are invited to interact via chat sessions and meet employers who may not attend all-day events.  The virtual career fair is free for IU alumni and students. To register for the event, follow the registration link shown above.


To learn more about the employers attending the fair, visit the official website here: https://virtualfairs4-careereco-cfm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?cf=vcfapril2013



College Alumni Spotlight Series: An Evening with Marie Harf Former Media Spokesperson for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)


Monday, April 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Career Development Center, 625 N.  Jordan Ave.


In this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by IU alum Marie Harf. Marie graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with concentrations in Russian and Eastern European Studies and Jewish Studies. She has worked for the CIA, the Directorate of Intelligence and most recently as the associate policy director for national security for President Obama's re-election campaign. Marie will discuss her career path and provide insight and advice about careers in politics and government.


REQUIRED: Please RSVP through your myIUcareers account, accessible at iucareers.com. Once logged in, click on the "Career Events" tab at top of website and select the event. Click the "Register for Event" button.




Marie Harf is a national security communications and policy strategist who most recently served as a senior advisor to and press spokesperson for Chuck Hagel during his confirmation to be Secretary of Defense.


During the 2012 election, Ms. Harf was responsible for all national security and foreign policy issues on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.  In this role, Ms. Harf developed and implemented the campaign’s national security policy and communications strategy, and she served as a press spokesperson on national security issues.  Ms. Harf was also a member of President Obama’s debate preparation team for the Town Hall and Foreign Policy debates.


Prior to joining President Obama’s re-election campaign, Ms. Harf was the Central Intelligence Agency’s Media Spokesperson. In that role, she crafted the CIA’s media strategy, drove press coverage of the Agency, and responded to queries from reporters on a wide range of sensitive national security and intelligence topics. 


Ms. Harf began her career in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence, where she was an analyst on Middle East leadership issues.  She produced finished intelligence products -- including for the President’s Daily Brief -- on top foreign policy priorities, providing insight and context while identifying risks and opportunities for the United States.  She also authored in-depth assessments of foreign leaders.


Ms. Harf received her Master’s Degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where her thesis evaluated the prospects for continued regime stability in Saudi Arabia.  She graduated with honors from Indiana University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with concentrations in Jewish Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies.  Ms. Harf is a native of Granville, Ohio, and a staunch Ohio State Buckeye football and Indiana Hoosier basketball fan.