Visit to Kennesaw State University: Talk on Careers and Meeting with Atlantic Promise Alum

By: David J. Smith, April 8, 2017

I had the opportunity yesterday, April 7,  to visit Kennesaw State University and was hosted by the Center for Conflict Management. I appreciated the chance to visit with my colleague and friend Sherrill Hayes, who directs the master’s program.

While at KSU, I met with students who attended the March Atlantic Promise field exercise hosted by the Forage Center.   We talked about their impressions of the experience.   Right now they are all in the midst of writing papers reflecting on the exercise.

I also talked with faculty and staff about career awareness and my book.  KSU not only supports a master’s and PhD in conflict management, but has an undergraduate program in peace studies.   We talked about the importance of intersectionality in looking at careers and how a minor can be applied to other majors to promote career opportunities.





Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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