What Do Diplomats in Residence Do?

DIRs disseminate information about career opportunities not only at their home universities but throughout the region where they are located; they also

  • Identify and counsel diverse candidates for student and career opportunities
  • Guide candidates through the Foreign Service exam application and examination process
  • Represent the Department at conferences and career fairs
  • Support programs sponsored by Foreign Affairs groups
  • Engage in outreach to the military, professional organizations and other local groups