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DISPELLING MYTHS OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

April 7, 2009


UNM Event Aims to Increase Awareness of Career Opportunities with
the Agency's National Clandestine Service



Albuquerque, N.M.—Inspire Anderson Marketing (I AM), a student-run marketing agency at the University of New Mexico's (UNM) Anderson School of Management is hosting two information sessions for those interested in a career with the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) National Clandestine Service (NCS). Both hour-long events will be held on Tuesday, April 14 in the Isleta Conference Room at the UNM Student Union Building. The first session begins at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by an afternoon session at 2:00 p.m. Seating is limited.

"The CIA is an exciting employer, providing more job security than other industries during these uncertain economic times," says Karin Kase, Anderson School Career Services Manager. "The agency provides exceptional career opportunities, particularly through the NCS, for diverse and qualified applicants from a variety of educational backgrounds."

Many of the myths about working for the CIA, such as never seeing one's family again and engaging in high-speed car chases, have been reinforced over the years by Hollywood's depiction of the agency. Using clips from several of the more popular CIA movies, agency representatives will lead a discussion at these information sessions in which they will dispel some of the more common myths. They will also present attendees with a realistic look into the life of a CIA Officer. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet one on one with CIA representatives and collect literature and other promotional materials. The event is free and registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided.
The CIA's National Clandestine Service provides vital information needed by U.S. policymakers, the military and law enforcement services to protect the national security interests of the American people. The CIA offers career opportunities for people with varied backgrounds and life experiences, language capabilities, and professional and educational histories. Ideal candidates for NCS positions should have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, good writing skills, problem-solving abilities and highly developed interpersonal skills. For more information on CIA career opportunities, visit www.cia.gov The CIA is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional career information, job postings, and to apply, the public can visit www.seeyourselfcia.com

About the Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency's mission is to support the President, the National Security Council and all officials who make and execute U.S. national security policy. This is accomplished by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely foreign intelligence on national security topics, and conducting counterintelligence activities, special activities and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security, as directed by the President. To accomplish its mission, the Central Intelligence Agency engages in research, development and deployment of high-leverage technology for intelligence purposes. The Central Intelligence Agency is an equal opportunity employer.

About Inspire Anderson Marketing (I AM)

I AM is a fully functional student-run marketing communications agency established at the University of New Mexico's Anderson Schools of Management with the purpose of developing, implementing, and evaluating peer-to-peer integrated marketing communications campaigns. I AM provides students with experiential learning opportunities that will help them gain experience for their future marketing careers. The agency is supported by the UNM Anderson School of Management, EdVenture Partners, and its clients. The agency is housed in the recently opened Student Marketing Center, a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a lab, studio, and collaborative learning space. For more information, email iamprteam@gmail.com.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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