These highly educated, ambitious and articulate young professionals, with backgrounds in fields ranging from political science and international relations to economics and environmental studies, are now part of the robust community of Armenian Americans in the public policy, political, government, communications, and international development worlds of the nation’s capital.
“We are impressed by the incredible talent of our largest ever class of Fellows and eager to help these goal-oriented graduates start their careers in our nation’s capital,” remarked ANCA CGP Director Tereza Yerimyan. “We are looking forward to our expanded seminar series – led by program alumni – and to the full array of career services offered by our staff and the many DC-area professionals who volunteer their time to help the next generation.”
Yerimyan kicked off the Winter 2019 CGP session with a day long orientation briefing capped by an alumni mixer event led by the CGP Advisory Committee (CGPAC). Current fellows participated in a “speed networking” environment, meeting with over 20 program alumni who are now working on Capitol Hill, at think tanks, and in consulting and development companies throughout Washington, DC.
Yerimyan and the CGPAC have been providing targeted guidance to the fellows through intensive seminars on resume development, cover letter writing, interviewing and networking skills. The fellows have already been applying lessons learned as they begin their job search process. The CGPAC will also be launching a career development series, open to program alumni and DC based Armenian American professionals, sharing the expertise of international development, government, and consulting sector leaders on career expansion opportunities.
Brief bios of the Winter 2019 Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program fellows follow: