A new State Department mobile application gives prospective Foreign Service officers a taste of what could be in store for them.
The app, which is being promoted online and during career fairs, includes slick video interviews with diplomats representing the department's different specialties, profiles of embassy life in different nations, basic information about joining the Foreign Service and hundreds of sample questions to prepare for the Foreign Service Officer Test.
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The app also includes information about applying to join the Foreign Service and a calendar of career events.
The app was developed with partial funding from the IT Innovation Fund at State's Office of eDiplomacy, developer Rachel Friedland said. Friedland is the State Department's recruitment advertising and marketing manager.
The app is available on Apple and Android devices.
Could you make the grade?
Here are a few sample questions from the app's Test Yourself section. The questions do not appear on the Foreign Service entrance exam but they "explore areas that are included in the test." For a full set of questions and other information about joining the Foreign Service click here or find the app in the iTunes and Android app stores.