AFTER THE DEGREE

Where do you go?

Not only do alumni successfully jump start productive and fulfilling careers through TAM, they stay connected. We believe this global network of graduates is one of TAM’s greatest strengths. Use this page to browse specific profiles, read about the alumni advisory board, and see how well our graduates do in the workforce. If you are a prospective student, let us know and we will work to get you in touch with alum who can provide some tips as you consider TAM. Likewise, if you are a TAM alumni, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

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Recent Graduates

| Class of 2014 Placements

Many members of TAM Class of 2014 have gone straight into jobs in their field. We are very proud of their accomplishments. Half of them are currently working in Europe for such employers as Barclay’s Bank, the Austrian Economics Chamber and the World Bank.  Of the other 50%, most are pursuing work in the DC area at such institutions as SAIS’ Center for Transatlantic Relations, The Atlantic Council, iJet and DOD. The recent graduates pursued internships while in the program with entities such as the AP in Raleigh, the US State Department in Barcelona, Berlin, Nicosia and Zagreb, the UN in Vienna, the Information Office of the European Parliament in Munich, and the US Commercial Service in Paris.

Click to see where TAM students and graduates have interned

Past TAM Internships

World Bank Paris, France
Humboldt University, PhD Program Berlin, Germany
Austrian Economics Chamber Vienna, Austria
Barclay’s Bank London, UK
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Business & Policy Reporter Pittsburgh, USA
NATO, Traineeship Brussels, Belgium
Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins, Program Coordinator Washington DC
iJET International Washington DC
The Atlantic Council, Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President Washington DC

| Class of 2015 Placements

Jacques Delors Institute – Notre Europe Paris, France
Cambridge University – PhD Program Cambridge, UK
US Department of State – International Visitor Leadership Program Fellow Washington, DC
Bertelsmann Foundation Washington, DC
Voice of America Washington, DC
American Federation of Teachers Washington, DC
Isaacson, Miller San Francisco, CA
UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill, NC
Coleman Research Group Raleigh, NC
University of Georgia – PhD Program, Political Science Athens, GA
University of Tennessee, Knoxville – PhD Program, Political Science Knoxville, TN
Mike Lewis Attorneys Winston-Salem, NC

ALUMNI PROFILES:

Click to read about a few of TAM’s many successful alumni throughout the years.

Megan Poole

Class of 2014

Camilla Ihenetu

Class of 2007

Alex Frigo

Class of 1999

TAM Advisory Board

In early 2014, TAM established an External Advisory Board made up of program graduates. This Board had its first annual meetings on March 28 and 29, 2014, in Chapel Hill and met again on campus on March 20 and 21st, 2015. Board members serve as program ambassadors and stay informed of TAM developments.

They assist with recruiting efforts, marketing strategies, internship and job placement, fundraising and community building. Two satellite TAM Boards in Berlin and London have also recently formed. TAM alumni involvement with the program makes us strong and proud. And the expertise of our graduates has been an invaluable source of inspiration and practical assistance.

Please feel free to contact the TAM Board with questions about the program and career paths afterwards: tamalumniboard@unc.edu

Kyle studied in Berlin. He then accepted a Fulbright research/teaching position in Vienna. Kyle moved to DC and worked in counterterrorism operations and analysis for almost six years for the FBI and other agencies. He recently started working for the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs in a policy/programmatic role, focusing on border security, counterterrorism, and law enforcement.
At 19, Amara moved to Los Angeles, from Islamabad, Pakistan (where her mother was posted as a diplomat). She took a position as a part-time sales associate at The Limited, and was promoted to a managerial position a few months later. She worked in that capacity for a few years, before making the decision to return to school and embark on a new journey toward a career in the medical field. After graduating from the Everest College Medical Assistant Program, she took a position as an assistant to a solo practice internist in Santa Monica, and spent the next twelve years as a medical assistant in specialties ranging from pediatrics, geriatric medicine, and gastroenterology to bariatric surgery, sports medicine, and urgent care. In 2006, she charted a new course for herself, and set upon the pursuit of a four-year degree at UNC. In her senior year, she met with Professor Gary Marks, and learned of the TAM Program. Her first year in TAM (2010-11) was funded by a FLAS award for Portuguese. She then studied in beautiful Amsterdam for her second year and graduated in 2012. After graduating, she remained in the Triangle, and worked as a copyright specialist at a local medical animation and website design company. She is now in Washington, DC and works for a pharmaceutical firm with ties to Germany.
John was in the first TAM class. He studied at UNC, in Paris and in Bath. Immediately after TAM, John worked in DC for Cassidy & Associates, a large government affairs firm with international interests. Along with several Cassidy colleagues and former Capitol Hill staff, John now works as a VP for Cornerstone Government Affairs, a lobby shop. The firm now includes www.capstonedc.com which is a political analysis group aimed at the investor community.
Heather studied in Berlin and Bath, where she focused her studies on EU-US security and defense issues. Before graduating from TAM, she completed her Master’s thesis while interning at the State Department. Upon graduation, Heather permanently moved to DC to work for the Department of Defense looking at multiple crises in Africa.
Alex is the Associate Director of the Center for Western Civilization, Thought, and Policy in Boulder, Colorado. Previously, Alex worked as the International Education Program Coordinator at the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and coordinates outreach to regional schools and the business community. A Transatlantic Masters graduate, Alex researched corporate social responsibility policy in the European Union while pursuing coursework at the Institute for Political Science (Sciences-Po) in Paris, France. Alex has interned at Merz Pharma France, Worldview, and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service at the American Embassy in Paris.

Prior to her graduate degree, Alex worked as an ESL teaching assistant in France and was a FL certified teacher in French at Pensacola Catholic High School, a 1:1 and an Apple Distinguished School. Alex is particularly interested in the effective use of classroom digital tools, transatlantic trade, and social entrepreneurship. Alex enjoys hiking, speaking (and eating) French, and playing with her dog, Kona.

Frank studied in Barcelona as a TAM student. Since graduating from the TAM program in 2012, Frank has been working as a freelance content writer for internet marketing agencies. In addition, he received a grant for contributions to an online Biology course with Versal.com. He is the regional coordinator for the Wikipedia Education Program and the assistant organizer for the Raleigh SEO Meetup group. He is also launching CitedScholar.com, a website dedicated to understanding the business of being an academic. This summer Frank plans to return to Spain and explore Madrid for a week before heading to Turkey and Greece for two more weeks.
Toni studied in Siena and then took a DC internship with the Department of State, Office of Western Europe – Italy Desk. She then worked as an Executive/Research Assistant at a consulting firm in D.C. and next as the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO of Alenia Aermacchi North America, a Finmeccanica Company. Finmeccanica is an Italian aerospace and defense firm that has contracts with the U.S. Air Force and is ranked seventh in the world of defense companies worldwide. Toni is now an Executive Assistant to the Founder and CEO of Promontory Financial Group, a global financial services advisory firm.
Camilo studied in Madrid and interned with CNN-Spain. He started his career in D.C. as political fundraising intern on Capitol Hill. He then worked for the World Resources Institute for several years, then with Human Rights Campaign, and later for CPA, a boutique events shop that organizes special events around the greater Washington, D.C. area. Camilo is now an Event Strategist at the Brookings Institute in DC.
Desirée is from Staten Island, N.Y. She graduated from NYU magna cum laude in May 2006 with majors in Honors History and Italian Studies and a minor in Fine Arts. As an undergraduate, she focused her coursework and research on interactions between different immigrant and racial groups within the United States. As a TAM student, she studied in Siena, focusing her research on migration and multiculturalism within the EU. In 2008, Desirée was named a Presidential Management Fellow and now works at the U.S. Department of State.
Kevin is a 2009 TAM graduate working as Public Affairs Manager for Apex Clean Energy, a nationwide renewable energy developer headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. Previously he worked for the National Audubon Society and a North Carolina government relations firm. He received a B.A. from UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2007.
Nick studied in Berlin. He now works as a corporate Associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international Vault 10-ranked law firm, where he specializes in energy transactional law, including oil and gas-related asset-level deals, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. Nick is originally from Zurich, Switzerland and holds a B.A. in German and Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin.
David is a multicultural, global compensation & benefits leader and non-profit leadership development advisor. David earned his Trans-Atlantic Master’s degree spending time at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Universidad Carlos III in Madrid Spain. Some of his experiences since 2001 include economic development, small business counseling, retail-wholesale procurement, entrepreneurship, compensation & benefits, talent mobility and employee development. David is a recognized strategist of non-profit organizational development. For his ALPFA achievements, David was awarded Outstanding Service to ALPFA in 2013. An avid reader and learner, his recommendations include The Alchemist, The Tipping Point, Give And Take and The Second World.
Kimmy’s undergraduate degree is from UNC-Chapel Hill. She majored in International Studies (International Politics focus, East Asian concentration) and minored in Chinese. Kimmy studied in Amsterdam as a TAM student and completed her thesis on a comparison of water governance structures in Louisiana and the Netherlands.  After graduation in 2011, Kimmy worked as a management consultant for ScottMadden, Inc., a mid-size consulting firm that specializes in the energy industry and utility clients.  After some focused projects in IT support and regulatory controls, Kimmy took a job with Carlisle and Gallagher Consulting Group, which focuses on IT implementations and clients within the financial sector. Kimmy has also recently gotten a dog, Parker, named after her freshman year dorm at UNC.