FPA Bootcamps: Do Good Abroad: A Panel Discussion on Jobs in Humanitarian Aid and Relief (Updated 11/27/12)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11 (2012), Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
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:
o Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts
o Light food and drink during networking/Q&A session
Who should attend this seminar?
o Undergraduate and Graduate Students considering or preparing for overseas in a humanitarian role.
o Young Professionals interested in beginning a career overseas in a humanitarian role.
o Mid-Career Professionals transitioning to a career in overseas humanitarian efforts.