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Paul Oliva, Foreign Commercial Service Officer, US Embassy, Kuala Lumpur

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Tuesday World Forum - Of Diplomats and Durians: Dare to Network the World

Mary-Lou TylerSep 8, 2015

Pacific International Studies alum Paul Oliva will help you understand what diplomacy means as a career, the many options available to you to explore a career in diplomacy, and his career path that took him from graduating Pacific in 1987 to serving as a United States Foreign Service Officer today. Paul's experience spans working on international policy in California state government, running an international non-profit, managing global public relations for Visa, and running his own business, so he is happy to answer questions about pros and cons of different career tracks and how to focus your education for a very competitive job market.

Speaker: Paul V. Oliva was sworn in as a Foreign Commercial Service officer in May 2013 and commissioned to an initial two-year tour at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, which he has just completed. He was responsible for promoting job-expanding commercial relationships in the countries to which he was assigned. From September 2015 to July 2016, Oliva will serve as a Commercial Officer in DC handling ASEAN and Pacific Basin Affairs. During this time, he will also complete Spanish language and Latin American Area Studies before beginning a three-year tour as Commercial Officer in the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

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