Foreign Service Careers Talk – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Foreign Service Careers Talk

Students who are interested in learning more about careers in the Foreign Service are invited to a discussion led by senior Foreign Service Officer Tom Armbruster, former U.S. Consulate General for Russia. Armbruster will discuss State Department internships in American embassies, consulates abroad, and at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. Armbruster will be on campus as part of the Salisbury Center for Career Services Professionals in Residence Series on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The talk will take place in Trinity Hall, Room 305, at 6:30 p.m.

The Foreign Service offers opportunities for public service, foreign language study, public service and the chance to be able to live and work overseas. He will describe the process for becoming a Foreign Service officer, the career tracks in which officers serve, and the 13 dimensions that successful candidates demonstrate. 

Armbruster has held positions in Finland, Cuba, Mexico and Tajikistan, where he was the deputy chief of mission. He led a counternarcotics delegation to Kabul, served as lead negotiator for a treaty in force with Russia on emergency response, and attended “Cool School,” an arctic survival course while serving as Polar Affairs Officer in the State Department.

He holds a master’s degree in international security from the Naval War College in Newport, and another master’s degree in international relations from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He currently serves as Diplomat in Residence at The City College of New York.