David Kirk

David's Bio

David is the co-founder of Jobmigo, where he oversees business operations and career advising services.  He specializes in helping students and young professionals learn how to conduct a job search, how to build their own professional network, and how to think about longer-term career development strategies – all with the aim of finding employment that matches their skills and interests, which is therefore likely to help lead them to a happy professional life.  He has advised thousands of students and young professionals, and has been a featured speaker on job strategy at a number of institutions including: Georgetown University, Syracuse University, American University, Rutgers University, Franklin University Switzerland, the Sidwell Friends School, the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, the Foreign Policy Association, and many more.

David also advises nonprofit organizations on strategy, communications, and fundraising, through his role as an advisor to the Eliasson Group.  He stays engaged on world affairs through his work as a contributing editor of Metro UN, a bi-weekly publication focused on issues pertaining to the United Nations.

Prior to starting his own business, David conceptualized, created and served as executive producer of a reality television show in India and Pakistan that featured young entrepreneurs pitching startup business ideas to a cross-border panel of investors.  As part of this effort, he successfully raised funding, recruited talent, built a trilateral partnership, and negotiated broadcast deals with CNBC India, India’s most viewed English language business network, and GEO TV, Pakistan’s then-leading cable entertainment network.

From 2009-2014, David served as the Director of the Young Atlanticist program at the Atlantic Council (now called the Millennium Fellowship Program) – where he was named the youngest Director in the Council’s 50+ year history.  In that role he raised over $3.5 million in seed funding and launched large scale initiatives to help young professionals around the world develop their careers.  In this role he worked closely with many partners, including the State Department, NATO, European Union, and others.

Prior to joining the Council David worked as the Communications Director on five political campaigns, including work on statewide electoral races in two key battleground states.  His last position in electoral politics was working in political outreach at the 2008 Presidential Inaugural Committee, which oversaw the first inauguration of President Barack Obama.

David is a Washington, D.C. native, and received a BA in International Relations from Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland, and a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.

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