Marymount Manhattan

History Grad Alvin Young Selected for Rangel International Affairs Program

May 01, 2013
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The highly selective summer program will build on Young’s International Studies and History majors to help broaden his understanding of topics and trends in international affairs and to prepare him for a career in the field.

Students of the program, known as Rangel Scholars, frequently go on to work for the U.S. Department of State in the Foreign Service. The federally funded program uses a combination of seminar-style learning and for-credit Howard University courses to help point Scholars toward careers in international affairs.

As part of the Rangel Program, Young and his fellow students will visit relevant sites throughout the U.S. capital, including the State Department, the World Bank, the Central Intelligence Agency and Capitol Hill, where they will explore available career options. The Scholars will also meet and interview diplomats, lobbyists and representatives of non-governmental organizations in order to appreciate the full range of participants in the process of foreign and international affairs.

Young, who transferred to Marymount Manhattan College from the University of Bridgeport in 2010, is also graduating with a BA in history. Following the Rangel Program, which will expose him to a wide variety of possibilities in the field of international affairs, Young currently intends to seek a Rangel Fellowship for graduate school and then to work for the U.S. Foreign Service.

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