Matamoros, Mexico: Washington, D.C.:

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Day as a Foreign Service Officer

Good morning, folks.

It's roughly 6am and I'm getting ready for my first day on the job as a Foreign Service Officer. I've been told it's a lot of paper shuffling and standing in lines, but I'm excited nonetheless. I'm supposed to be at the Main State Department by 7:45am, so I'm leaving in about 30 minutes.

I literally woke up before dawn today. Let's hope this is not a constant wake up time.

I can't believe this day has actually come. Roughly this time last year I was getting ready to take the FSOT, and I fully expected not to pass it. I just assumed I was taking it to get a feel for it that I would take it again in the future. Looks like I was wrong, haha!

We, the members of the 156th A-100 training class, met some of the 154th last night as they hosted a great meet & greet for us. There are a lot of really friendly people in my class, though it's going to take me forever to remember all of their names and faces.

I suppose I'll post another update sometime this evening or tomorrow to document my first day.

Oh PS - I definitely get my "government ID badge" today. So legit.

Until next time...peace.

6 comments:

  1. congrats and have a great first day!

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  2. Welcome to the Service! I hope you didn't jinx yourself on the badge...that line can be a bear!

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  3. Welcome and congrats on making through one of the most boring days in A-100! I had a class with one of your coordinators today, and they're looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Have lots of fun tomorrow, and don't forget to clap like you mean it!

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  4. It's Friday, and that means that the Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up - and you're on it! 



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 http://cyberbones.blogspot.com/2010/09/weekly-round-up.html

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  5. Congratulations on your job and I hope the best for you. I'm actually a high school student interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer and I was wondering if you could offer me some tips that would help me pursue this career. My email is

    jerroldfernandes@live.com

    Thank You!

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  6. hello, I'm also a high school student interested in becoming a foreign service officer, could you please e-mail me any helpful information as well? Thank you! My email is nauset53@gmail.com

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