Getting Started in the International Development Sector
Interested in working in international development? Development is a broad sector encompassing a huge range of organizations and roles. Whether you are a recent graduate or are considering a transition, successful applicants need to know what they want and what they can offer, be proactive, determined and flexible. In this workshop, Britta Hansen will provide an overview of the development sector, share highlights from the 2018 Devex hiring trends report, share tips on nailing a memorable pitch, and provide general keys to decipher those head-scratching job descriptions. Come prepared with a printed or digital copy of a job description you are interested in and prepare some key phrases you may want to include in your elevator pitch.
Presenter Britta Hansen is currently a project manager at the Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sutstainable Plant Health within the University of Minnesota. She received a Master's of International Development Practice with a focus on International Agriculture and Nutrition from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2012.
Appetizers and drinks are included in your ticket!
5:45 p.m. - Snacks and networking
6:15 p.m. - Presentation
7:15 p.m. - Open networking at Finnegan's Brew taproom (first floor of the building)
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