Career pathways: Everything you need to know about DFAT Graduate Program

Event details

Bell School Seminar

Date & time

Monday 02 May 2022


HB Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Building 130, corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU
ANU Canberra




Bell School Marketing Team

Each year DFAT selects a diverse range of graduates from a variety of disciplines into its graduate program. They are looking for candidates who are curious about the world and interested in taking up a challenge.

The 2 year graduate program will prepare you for a rich and rewarding career with the department, whether your interests are in corporate management or in foreign, trade or international development policy.

Join ANU alumna Natasha Tioukavkin and Max Lowe as they share their experience with the process of applying and getting into DFAT graduate program. The event will also focus on communicating relevant information on the application process, learning and development during the program, and valuable tips on CV writing to increase your understanding of the recruitment process.

There will be opportunity for Q&A at the end of the session and will be addressed by DFAT speakers and representatives from the ANU Careers team.


Natasha Tioukavkin. Natasha started as a Graduate at DFAT in early 2022 and is currently doing a rotation in the Consular and Crisis Management Division. She studied a Bachelors of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of International Relations at the ANU. During her time at the University, she was also able to study abroad in Singapore, China, the Netherlands and Myanmar.

Max Lowe. Max is a first year DFAT graduate currently working in the Papua New Guinean political section, within the Pacific Bilateral Division. He studied a Bachelor of International Security Studies at the Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and a Master of National Security Policy at Crawford School at the ANU.

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