S-CAR Alumni: Employed and Excelling

S-CAR Alumni: Employed and Excelling

S-CAR Alumni, totaling over 1,000, work in many of the leading conflict resolution organizations, as well as government agencies, universities, international institutions, trade associations, and private companies.  Employers include the US State Department, US Department of Defense, US Agency for International Development, United Nations, International Alert, World Bank, National Mining Association and the National Mediation Board.

For many alumni, S-CAR serves as a springboard for the development of new conflict analysis and resolution programs and curricula nationally and internationally.  The Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, for example, developed a program on conflict analysis and resolution based upon the design and leadership of S-CAR doctoral graduate Nimet Beriker (PhD '93, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey).  This practice is not uncommon at S-CAR as the school serves two critical roles as the field's leader in pioneering new theory, research and practice and as the field's training ground for the next generation of leaders.

Career Development

The depth and range of conflicts facing the world today has significantly deepened the need for knowledgeable, well-trained experts who can work to resolve these problems.  Amid the growing effort to provide comprehensive education to nurture the field of conflict resolution, the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) stands as a beacon.  S-CAR offers tailored career development services for all enrolled S-CAR students.  Services include individual career counseling assistance, resume reviews, professional panels and speakers centered around specific conflict resolution career paths, on-campus interviews and alumni networking support.  S-CAR frequently posts job, internship and fellowship opportunities specific for S-CAR students and alumni. 

Printable Career Development Flyer

Career Areas and Organizations

Below are sample career areas and organizations where many of our students and alumni are currently employed, intern, or find full-time employment post graduation. 

Government Agencies
Presidential Management Fellowship Program
State Department
Department of Defense

Non-Profits (Domestic and International)
International Rescue Committee
Northern Virginia Mediation Service
Search for Common Ground
The Institute for Multi Track Diplomacy
Partners for Democratic Change

Human Rights and Humanitarian Disaster Relief
Red Cross
Oxfam International
Amnesty International
International Crisis Group

Public Participation/Service
Social Services
Community Development

Multi-Lateral Agencies
World Bank
United Nations
World Health Organization

D.C. Public Schools
Genocide Prevention Program
Integral Peacemaker Institute

Transformation Systems Inc.
Booze Allen Hamilton

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Brookings Institution
RAND Corporation

S-CAR Now with a Look to the Future

December 2013

There has never been a better time to reconnect with S-CAR. As you may have heard, we have moved into our new office space in the Metropolitan Building.  You will likely recall that in the Truland Building we were stratified through three floors, making serendipitous interactions that are so important to a vibrant organizational culture fragmented at best.  In our new home, we are all on the same floor, encouraging a strengthened feel of community. The floor plan’s central feature is the reimagined John Burton Library, an open and inviting space constituted by some of the most important works from our scholarly community. We have a revitalized interest in keeping in touch with you - our former student - since it is your efforts as ambassadors of the School that have contributed greatly to our continued growth that affords us the ability to remain at the forefront of the research, theory development and practice of Conflict Resolution.  Your continued allegiance to your alma mater is an important asset in securing S-CAR’s bright future, raising public awareness about the School’s important mission and increasing, over time, the value of your degree from the preeminent institution of higher learning in this, your chosen field of study.

If you would like to be a part of our future as well, here are the first steps in reconnecting with us:

STEP 1: Check out our new web site!
Check back here occasionally for everything S-CAR alumni-related, including events, updates, and links to other pertinent websites.

STEP 2: Join the S-CAR Community Network and Forum
Once you create a sign up, we encourage you to create a profile to let us and your peers know what you have been up to. Feel free to browse the forum, which includes discussions on topics such as jobs and internships, and post updates you’d like to share with the community.

STEP 3: Update your record in MASONline Alumni Directory
George Mason University’s Alumni Association manages a university-wide database of graduates, so make sure your information is accurate in order to stay informed about Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, and other exciting programs.

Become an S-CAR Chapter Leader
If you are interested in volunteering your time and skills for the betterment of the S-CAR Alumni Chapter, then we encourage you to join us at the S-CAR Alumni Leaders Luncheon on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 12:00pm on the 7th floor of the Truland Building on the Arlington campus. We will be discussing your ideas for improving the Alumni Chapter as well as future events. The luncheon is open to all who are considering assuming a leadership role, but we please ask that you RSVP to scaralum@gmu.edu by Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

We hope that you will keep us informed about how we can assist you in your future endeavors, whether that is job searching, assisting with research, or simply providing a place to socialize with your peers. In any case, we are here to assist you, so we welcome your comments and feedback.


The S-CAR Alumni Engagement Team

Erin Ogilvie
Director of Graduate Student Services

Brydin Banning
Director of Undergradaute Student Services

Paul Snodgrass
Technology and Knowledge Management Director

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