I was looking for a place where I could apply what I have learned in the classroom to the real life setting. APCSS was a perfect match. It allowed me to do research and analyze the current public policy, political issues as well as to facilitate and learn from the military and civilian experts on international security, natural disaster management and counter terrorism sector.
What is the most interesting part of being an intern at APCSS?
The most interesting part of being an intern at APCSS is the people. APCSS gave me an amazing chance to work directly with the representatives from many different Asia-Pacific nations and worldwide. Unlike in school settings, I was able to learn from real people who face day-to-day problems regarding terrorism issues, human and drug trafficking, natural disaster relief management, etc. This unique opportunity to meet security practitioners from all over the world and to learn from their own experience about their daily security challenges is priceless. Also, the APCSS faculty and staff were very helpful and welcoming. They enabled many avenues of possibilities for my professional growth as an academic – through the research, and as the facilitator in the seminar room settings.
How do you plan to use what you learned at APCSS in your future career?
Through my internship at APCSS, I have expanded my professional network which I will be able to use in my future career working as a policy analyst or as a part of certain governmental or NGO organization, implementing and monitoring different projects in the developing countries and post-conflict regions.