ASU Press Release:
Angelo State University’s Career Development Office will host veteran diplomat Julie Kavanagh for an information session on career opportunities and internships with the U.S. Department of State on Tuesday, April 17, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Kavanagh’s presentation will run from 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 203/204 of the University Center and is open free to the public. As the Diplomat in Residence for Texas, Kavanagh is responsible for seeking and assisting motivated, talented and diverse candidates to join the U.S. State Department through student programs, career opportunities and other employment.
For her ASU presentation, Kavanagh will focus on career avenues for adults and internship opportunities for ASU students. The U.S. State Department offers a variety of international and domestic career opportunities, including careers in the Foreign Service and Civil Service, as well as fellowships and internships that span the globe.
Based at the University of Texas, Kavanagh has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department since 1990. She previously served as acting deputy chief of the U.S. Mission to China from January-June 2017. She was also minister counselor for consular affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, responsible for policy matters and consular operations. She also served as the minister counselor for consular affairs in Moscow, Russia, from 2013-15, and she was the U.S. Government’s senior officer in charge during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Kavanagh has also served in Taiwan, Singapore, Colombia, China, Brazil and Washington, D.C. She is the recipient of four Superior Honor Awards and four Meritorious Honor Awards, as well as the 2006 Assistant Secretary’s Award for Leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Latin America studies from the University of Chicago.