Chase Morgan graduated from the MA International Relations Program in 2019 and is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He majored in International Business in his undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University before coming to NYU.
Where are you working currently and what do you do there?
I'm a Senior Program Officer with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in their International Programs department. I organize and facilitate capacity building workshops and technical projects with regulatory commissions in the energy sector throughout Sub-Sahara Africa.
How did the MA in IR Program prepare you for what you are doing now?
NYU's IR Program helped me understand current affairs and international events from a macro analysis. Understanding historical, cultural, and socio-economic factors allow me to better comprehend the situations I deal with on a daily basis. The professors within the program also taught me how to write concisely, which is a learned skill.
What advice do you have for current students who may be looking for a career in your field?
Read news, consume various media platforms, and study association publications to understand the sector/industry you want to join. From there, start writing op-eds, blog posts, articles, etc., to prove to potential employers that you know what you're writing about in your interested industry.
Which class did you enjoy the most? And the one in which you learned the most?
I really enjoyed Immigration & Transnationalism with Professor Germano and the classroom discussions. I learned the most from Fousek's Global & International History.
What is your favorite place on campus? What do you like best about student life at NYU?
Washington Square Park - doesn't get better than that. Also, one of the best parts of student life is the camaraderie and friendships I made with people from around the world. What a privilege.
Last Updated April 21, 2021