Northeastern alumnus awarded prestigious Rangel Fellowship


Terrell Hunt, DMSB'13, has been awarded a 2017 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University.

Terrell Hunt, DMSB’13 is one of thirty people nationwide to receive a 2017 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, a highly competitive program supported by the U.S. Department of State for those who aspire to work as Foreign Service officers.

This summer, Hunt will work for a member of congress on international issues, paving his way for next summer when he will be sent abroad to work in a U.S. embassy. As part of the joint initiative between the State Department and Howard University, Hunt will also earn a MBA from Howard University during his Fellowship.

Hunt graduated from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in international affairs. His Northeastern experience shaped his future aspirations, beginning with an international affairs course during his second year. Hunt went on two Dialogue of Civilizations programs located in France and Japan. He also worked at the Consulate General of the United States in Edinburgh, Scotland, for one of his three co-ops.

For his last co-op, Hunt worked at the State Department as a junior desk officer in the Office of Western European Affairs. His co-op experience reinforced his desire to work in foreign affairs, with one of his co-op managers encouraging him to apply for the Rangel Fellowship.

“The first time I was on a plane, it was to move into my res­i­dence hall on Hemenway Street,” he says. “Before coming to North­eastern, I hadn’t really been out­side of the Cap­ital beltway for more than a weekend. Knowing that my edu­ca­tion here spanned over three con­ti­nents, and that I’m able to take part in some­thing as con­se­quen­tial as this fel­low­ship on behalf of this country, I’m blessed beyond reason. I never thought that this shy kid from D.C., who was scared to speak up in class, would one day speak on behalf of the country.”

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