Category: Featured News, Graduate Profiles 2021, News, Students

Title: Seth Farkas (MAERES’21) Makes Most of Regionally Focused Experiences Despite Constraints of Pandemic

Date Published: May 11, 2021
Thumbnail photo of Seth Farkas's (MAERES'21) commencement video profile.

At a Glance

Hometown: Albany, New York

Program: M.A. in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (MAERES)

On-Campus Activities: Graduate research fellow at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES)

Off-Campus Activities: Internship at the U.S.-Russia Business Council, internship at the International Trade Administration


Studying at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) allowed Seth Farkas (MAERES’21) to take advantage of world-class professional and internship opportunities in Washington D.C. while expanding his knowledge of the region. “I was really able to shape my academic career at Georgetown in accordance to my interests and goals,” he says.

In addition to academics, Farkas had the opportunity to participate in social and career development opportunities through CERES. Since the onset of COVID-19 forced cohort bonding online, Farkas has been an active participant in the center’s trivia events, which have allowed him to stay connected with classmates. Living in D.C. allowed Farkas to intern at the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the International Trade Administration, where he gained valuable experiences for future research and career pursuits.