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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

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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.

RSVP Required:
http://www.fpa.org/bootcamps/
Type:
Workshop
Host:
School of International Service
Contact:
Anar Akhundov
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Telephone212-481-8100
Add'l Info:
American University Students may enter "AmericanSIS" to receive discounts