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Do Good Abroad
Presented by The Foreign Policy Association
Working in humanitarian or philanthropic organizations abroad can be one of the most rewarding and thrilling experiences. But how do you find work in such a field, and what can you do to ensure it is a legitimate opportunity?
In this panel discussion you will learn:
· Of the different positions working as a humanitarian worker overseas: What kind of work can I find in relief efforts?
· About organizations hiring workers to go abroad: How do I know it is a legitimate organization working towards truly altruistic goals?
· How to find opportunities working abroad: What resources do I have at my disposal to find such jobs?
· How to position yourself as the best candidate: How can I properly highlight my professional and academic experience to increase my chances of being hired?
· Of the experience overseas: What can I expect working in humanitarian aid and relief efforts? What kind of conditions will I live in?
All attendees receive:
• Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts
• Light food and drink during networking/Q&A session
• Complementary six-month subscription to Foreign Affairs Magazine
Who should attend this seminar?
• Undergraduate and Graduate Students considering or preparing for overseas in a humanitarian role.
• Young Professionals interested in beginning a career overseas in a humanitarian role.
• Mid-Career Professionals transitioning to a career in overseas humanitarian efforts.
Matthew Pullo, Human Rights Watch, Women's Rights Division Virginia Watts, The Hunger Project, Africa Program Officer Tanya Accone, UNICEF Chief of Planning and Operations, Div. of Human Resources Adam Keehn, Director of International Human Resources, Save the Children Connie Robson, Sr. Director of Recruitment, International Rescue Committee
Event Dates: 10/15/12 to 10/15/12
General Registration: $25
City Limits' readers get a $5 discount when entering "City" during checkout.
Financial Aid Available: No