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Stephen Lawson


Role and Company

Project manager/Team Leader, United Nations


34 years experience in general business


Arlington, TX

About Stephen

A former Marine Officer, college professor, architect and project manager, I came to Afghanistan with URS. When I went home to my home in Texas and my office in Washington, DC, I discovered that I am no longer suited to the adrenalin free workplace.

I now work for the United Nations, specifically the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) in Kabul, Afghanistan. My first assignment was as Engineering Manager for a Customs and Trade Facilitiation Project sponsored by the World Band. Now, I find myself building a regional airport in Bamyan for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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9 years ago

Looking For Job Opportunities in NYC

Shaun, I have no idea what your resume really looks like, but my suspicion is that it does not look...

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9 years ago

Will a mediocre undergraduate GPA prevent me from ever getting into a decent graduate program?

Matthew, You are getting some good advice. I would suggest, though, that doing your homework and being straightforward about your...

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9 years ago

If someone is trained as one speciality, and wants to do something else, what would be the best way?

Charles, Ms. Sanderlin talks about education, which is often a very good way to make a big change in your...

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9 years ago

Trying to decide between a medical or engineering path, any professionals here who could help?

Darla, There are as many answers to your question as there are jobs out there. The medical field is wonderful...

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9 years ago

When should I start looking for jobs if I am moving to a new city?

As a parent of recent college graduates and a 25 year college professor, I would say, "It depends." Of course you...

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