Importance Of My Experience In The State Department

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My first interaction with State Department was at the age of ten at the consulate of Guadalajara. My uncle’s family was going to interview for a tourist visa so that they could come to the United States to visit us that following summer. When we arrived I saw my country’s flag waiving and I was very excited, but I also remember a heavy presence of fear. It was one year after the September 11 attacks. I was very young, but at this age I understood why the hostility was present that day at the consulate, it was fear of another attack on its first anniversary. I learned that day that the terrorist had been present in the country legally with Visas, and I asked who gave them those visas. My uncle explained to me the role in processing visas …show more content…
When I started working for Senator Dean Heller, I realized I wanted to be a Foreign Officer but could not decide on what cone of emphasize to sign up for. Through him I was able to understand that I enjoy helping people resolve their issues, but I had a strong desire to be abroad. I believe many of the skills I have gained in this current job with Senator Dean Heller will transfer perfectly to this job, because I have been working with this part of immigration and handling with State Department since the first day I started working for the Senate. I interact on a weekly basis with counterparts in Consulate and Embassies throughout the world especially in Latin …show more content…
I have seen the benefits of the international tourist who come and go to Las Vegas, along with families being reunited after years of waiting for a residency card. I have been critical about the duties of a Consular Officer: screening visa applications, assisting with American citizens abroad, adoption assistance. Even under the worst of circumstances, I know I always want to be in a position of assistance. With my experience and my love for my country, I have realized that I would best serve my country and its citizens as a Consular Officer through the State

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