Students who complete CESSI and learn a Central Eurasian language have a vast array of employment opportunities open to them. Whether you’re looking for a job in government service, academia, or the private sector, a Central Asian language is a great addition to your skill set! Below is a breakdown of some resources to aid in your job search depending on if you’re interested in private, academic, or government employment. You’ll also find some more general resources here:
Government Employment Opportunities
There is certainly no shortage of resources for students looking to pursue a career in the government. Below, we’ve compiled some resources that may be helpful to you in your job search:
- This is a great place to start looking for jobs with the U.S. government. Keep in mind, however, that this site requires users have a login.gov account and a USAJOBS profile in order to apply for positions.
- Additionally, some agencies post job opportunities to their own websites. If you’re looking for employment in a specific agency, you can search for it here.
- You can find more information about the U.S. Intelligence Community here. This site is especially useful for area studies specialists and linguists.
- Students and recent graduates can visit this site for information regarding hiring pathways and other student programs
- Veterans and those who have served in the military can visit this site for information on Veteran’s preference and special hiring authorities
- More information about Schedule A hiring authorities can be found here.
If you have questions about hiring processes, government employment, etc., feel free to reach out:
- For general questions about State Department Careers: email@example.com
- Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) outreach and recruitment: INR-Jobs@state.gov
- Diplomats in Residence Program
- Diplomats in Residence are career Foreign Service Officers and Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice on careers, internships, and fellowships to interested students. To find a Diplomat in Residence in your area, visit this site.
Private and Nonacademic Sector Employment Opportunities
The private/academic sector also boasts a wide array of opportunities for CESSI students to pursue a field in which your CESSI language is used regularly. Here’s a list of things to consider when searching for a private sector job:
- If you’re interested in conducting research or acting in some sort of administrative role, consider checking out some regional think-tanks or similar organizations. The following is a short list of groups that we have promoted as having some job opportunities:
We will continue to update this page with more job opportunities as they arise. If you have questions or would like to inform us of a relevant job opportunity that you’d like us to promote, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.