Successful Alumni Day organized by GMD Student Board

Words by Byran Burgess (GMD Student Board)


Alumni DayOn 15 March, the GMD Student Board was thrilled to host 11 recent GMD alumni for an evening Career Panel. This hybrid session brought together alumni from around the world, with panelists joining in from Ghana, Canada, and Germany, as well as in-person at ISS. Alumni shared their experience navigating the job market and building their careers, and current students were able to ask just how the skills they learned in the GMD MA program prepared them for their current work.

With speakers coming from government agencies, non-profits, private sector companies, think tanks, and academia, the Career Panel gave students the chance to hear a wide variety of perspectives on early career paths. Following the Panel, attendees had the opportunity to join a Q&A and informal drinks at ISS’s Butterfly Bar, where they could further connect with recent alumni.

We want to thank all the GMD alumni who were able to attend. If you would like to join a future event to share your experience with next year’s cohort of GMD MA students, please email Vanessa at to be added to our list!