World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
September 28, 2011
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has definitely impacted me and helped me choose where I'm going with my life. I first attended one of their programs in my Sophomore year thinking that I was going to become a Judge. Since continuing to attend their programs haphazardly and being chosen for amazing opportunities they offered me, I have since come to realize that my true pursuit was in International Relations. They have helped not only my activities resume, but have led me on the right path to further opportunities that I never would have found otherwise. I got to speak Japanese as a Japanese Ambassador for the Pittsburgh G-20 International Student Summit, attended a cyber-security seminar, attended countless informative region-based seminars, spent 2 weeks of my summer on scholarship at their Summer Seminar on World Affairs learning about international issues and problem-solving with groups. They have given me an international affairs apprenticeship 2 years in a row in which a group of students just like me get to interact and learn from one another and prestigious speakers. Most importantly, they handed me a brochure with information that changed my life. Because of the activities I could put on my application, and through their brochure, I was able to apply to a program that awarded me with a full-scholarship to study in South Korea this summer. Tracing it all back, some of my best opportunities came either directly or indirectly from the World Affairs Council, and I definitely have to thank them for that!
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Have more opportunities offered to students.
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How did you find this group?
Through my school and through their advertising of seminars.
What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?
It helped me to decide the direction that my life was going by providing hands-on activities in the international career field while at the same time informing students about the world around them.