In addition to our public events, BGIA organizes small group discussions with professionals from a wide range of organizations, and a series of pre-professional workshops (for students and alumni). BGIA students exit the program with knowledge of what different careers and opportunities there are in the field of International Affairs. In the past year we have had more than 50 speakers, from organizations including: the United Nations; Council on Foreign Relations; World Policy Institute; Human Rights Watch; Asia Society; Politico; US State Department; US Defense Department; Control Risks; Brookings Institution; Women in International Security (WIIS); and many others. Our workshops emphasize professional skill-building, such as networking; personal branding; managing social media; controlling your on-line presence; salary negotiation; and interviewing; among others.
BGIA makes it possible for students to take advantage of New York City’s vast array of cultural and entertainment offerings. In the last year, we organized a wide variety of social activities such as: