Career Resources

Diplomatic Careers for UW-Madison Students (October 2021)

Hosted by Successworks

Guest speaker: Ron Packowitz, the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest

Badgers Exploring International Development Careers (October 2021)

Virtual Trek hosted by Successworks

Panelists: Matthew Conway, United Nations – International Organization for Migration; Michael Eddy, USAID; Briana Olson, U.S. Department of State; Shannon Small, U.S. Department of State

Careers in Global Security (February 2021)


  • Lili Dalton: Program Manager (Africa) Programs, Partnerships, and Policy Team Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Bureau of Diplomatic Security U.S. Department of State
  • Tristan Tafolla: Director of International Risk Management at Columbia University

Careers in Law (October 2020) 


  • Shabnam Lotfi: Graduate of UW Law School and founder of Lotfi Legal LLC, a Madison law firm exclusively focused on immigration law and immigration litigation.
  • Anthony Sparks: Advising Fellow in the UW Law School Center for Pre-Law Advising & a veteran of the US Air Force interested in military, administrative, and corporate law.

Non-profits and NGOs (September 2020) 


  • Gabriela Cristobal: IS Major Alumna and Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement at the United State of Women, Washington DC. 
  • Emmeline Prattke: Career Advisor for the Government, Politics, Policy, International Affairs and Law Career Community, UW-Madison Successworks.