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Virtual Career Chat with Rufus Gifford '96

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Register here to join the webinar. 

The zoom link will be sent out on 9/13/21.  

This event is for students only. 

Join us on September 14th as we welcome Rufus Gifford '96. Gifford is an American diplomat and veteran of numerous Presidential campaigns. Having started on John Kerry’s Presidential Campaign in 2004, Gifford met then Senator Obama January 2007 and began 10 years of service to the Obama campaigns and administration. In 2012, Gifford was Finance Director for Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign. Once re-elected, Obama nominated him to be the United States Ambassador to Denmark, a post he held until the end of Obama's presidency. After returning to the United States, he was a candidate for the House of Representatives in 2018, running in Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. He was Deputy Campaign Manager for Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign. In May he was nominated by President Biden to serve as the United States Chief of Protocol with the rank of Ambassador. He currently awaits confirmation by the Senate.

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Watson Career Series

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs strives to create a forum in which current students can engage and connect with prominent professionals. Through a Virtual Career Chat series, we aim to present students with an interactive and close-knit conversation in which they can build professional relationships and gain valuable career insight and information. Students are encouraged to ask questions regarding current jobs, professional guidance, and career trajectories and best practices.