The opportunities afforded by William and Mary made the difference in my getting the job I wanted. I received generous grants for both of my summers which enabled me to pursue internships at an international NGO in Geneva and at an immigration court in the DC area. In the classroom I took a number of courses related to international affairs, and found my professors to be not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also approachable and clearly devoted to their students. The education I received at W&M was instrumental in my becoming a Foreign Service Officer.

Edward Eichler (2012)

Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

About

Eddie has been in the Foreign Service since 2013. His first post was in Guangzhou, China, where he worked in the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa sections.  He is currently in Moscow, Russia, where he has been the Trade and Investment Officer in the Economic Section since August 2016.  He analyzes and reports on the economic situation in Russia and works to advance the economic interests of the United States.

While at William & Mary Law, Edward benefited from a summer fellowship given by the Program in Comparative Legal Studies & Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, which allowed him to intern at International Bridges to Justice in Geneva, Switzerland. The following summer, with a Public Service Fund fellowship, he interned at a Department of Justice immigration court in northern Virginia. Edward was also an Articles Editor for the William & Mary Law Review, and took a number of courses at William & Mary related to international issues, such as International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, Transnational Law, Comparative Law, and Immigration Law.

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The opportunities afforded by William and Mary made the difference in my getting the job I wanted. I received generous grants for both of my summers which enabled me to pursue internships at an international NGO in Geneva and at an immigration court in the DC area. In the classroom I took a number of courses related to international affairs, and found my professors to be not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also approachable and clearly devoted to their students. The education I received at W&M was instrumental in my becoming a Foreign Service Officer.