Professional Development

Farmer leaning over full-grown cotton plants (© Design Pics Inc/Alamy)

Cotton woos Chinese textile giant to Arkansas

The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
Man welding (Leoncio M. Rodaje for USAID)

Welding is this Filipino’s answer to recurring violence

A U.S.-backed program offers job training for young people in the Philippines who live in areas with high rates of poverty and violence.
Ambulances and emergency workers in Pakistan (© Khuram Parvez/Reuters)

U.S. helps Pakistan, Afghanistan improve trauma care

Most of the world's 5 million injury-related deaths each year are in lower-income countries. A program in Pakistan and Afghanistan hopes to change that.
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Entrepreneurship summit in India will open doors

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, will connect new entrepreneurs with investors and spotlight women's role as job creators.
Illustration of woman pushing economic graph upward (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Here’s how U.S. companies help women worldwide

Major U.S. corporations are steering their charity to women's economic empowerment, from factory workers to women-owned businesses.
People smiling while seated (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is looking for up to 700 African leaders for a six-week academic and networking opportunity in the United States.
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Do you have what it takes to start a business?

Startup Camp Rijeka helped 26-year-old Ivan Jelusic of Croatia to start a business that sells its products in 15 countries.
Three men talking (Courtesy of Richard Lui)

So you want to be a TV reporter … [video]

Get tips from award-winning news anchor Richard Lui to see if you have what it takes to be a broadcast journalist.
Man sitting and talking into microphone (State Dept./Kelsey Brannan)

Richard Branson’s advice to entrepreneurs

Here are four takeaways from Richard Branson's talk on entrepreneurship with fellows from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.