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Alumni Careers

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World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC

Graduates of the International Economic Relations program concentrate in many different topics, and continue on to rewarding careers in various sectors. The School of International Service also ranks among the top universities for placement of graduates in competitive fellowship programs, including the Boren and Fulbright Awards. For more information, visit the SIS Alumni webpage or American University's Career Services site.

Some examples of organizations in which our recent alumni have found work include:

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IER alum Khrystyna Kushnir '09, currently an Analyst at the World Bank, speaks to students at the CIER Young Alumni Panel in November 2014.

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Heather Sykes, IER/MBA '02, is Program Manager for Trade Agreements and Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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Damon Brenner, IER '05, is Managing Director for Global Client Services at Control Risks in Chicago, IL.

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David Parker, IER '13, is a Research Associate with the Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he began as an intern while still a student. Previously, he worked as a teaching and research assistant at SIS and held a variety of student leadership positions.

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Robin Koepke, IER '10, is currently a Global Macroeconomic Analysis Economist at the Institute of International Finance.

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Yun Monica Zhang, IER '09, is currently Program Manager at the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Stefan Hirche, IER '01, is Principal Project Manager at KfW Development Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.