Last week, Mark blogged about this article from the New York Times. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to read his post and the related article, I would recommend doing so. While Working World presents a variety of paths to a rewarding international career, the Foreign Service is still one of the most attractive magnets for young Americans who want to serve their country in a very direct way and who are willing to be sent wherever they are needed most. Over the years I have been privileged to observe many Foreign Service Officers at work at our Embassies and consulates around the world, as well as here in DC. Almost always, I came away impressed by their hard work, dedication, and wide array of tasks their daily responsibilities entail. Those drawn to this career should definitely peruse this article.