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.
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.
Below are sample career areas and organizations where many of our studetns and alumni are currently employed, intern, or find full-time employment post graduation.
Presidential Management Fellowship Program
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
International Crisis Group
World Health Organization
D.C. Public Schools
Genocide Prevention Program
Integral Peacemaker Institute
Transformation Systems Inc.
Booze Allen Hamilton
Woodrow Wilson International Center forScholars
There has never been a better time to reconnect with S-CAR (formerly ICAR). As you may have heard, we are moving towards our first year as the world’s first School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (starting July 1, 2011). While we are certainly excited about our future, we also have a revitalized interest in keeping in touch with you - our former student - since it is your efforts that have contributed greatly to us reaching this milestone.
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 email@example.com 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
Director of Graduate Student Services
Assistant Director of Gradaute Student Services
Director of Undergradaute Student Services
Technology and Knowledge Management Director