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Each year, the U.S. Department of State assigns Senior Foreign Service Officers to the position of Diplomat in Residence (DIR) at certain colleges and universities throughout the United States. The DIR program is central to the effort to recruit the best and brightest to represent America's rich diversity to the world. DIRs disseminate information about career opportunities not only at their home universities, but throughout the region where they are located; They also Identify and counsel diverse candidates for student and career opportunities; Guide candidates through the Foreign Service exam application and examination process; Represent the Department at conferences and career fairs; Support programs sponsored by Foreign Affairs groups; Engage in outreach to the military, professional organizations and other local groups. While based at specific campuses, all Diplomats in Residence cover wider geographical regions.