By Prem Sagar
It was a rainy, grey August day when my flight landed at Dulles International Airport. ‘Here we are’, I thought to myself. After a rigorous selection process spanning multiple months which entailed working out travel arrangements and resigning from my job, and I had finally arrived to start my new role as a fellow of the Atlas Corps—Emerging Global Leaders program for mid-career professionals. As I looked to the grey sky, I thought about how tough the experience had been just to get to this point; these nine-months were going to be even more so, but I was up to the challenge.
The Atlas Corps program is aimed at mid-career level professionals who are selected for a fellowship with a U.S. organization for the entire duration of the program.