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FPA U Seminar: Landing a Job at the United Nations

Event Date: 
October 12, 2011 - 17:30 - 20:00

This event will also be held in Washington, DC (October 19) and Boston, MA (October 26)

The United Nations continues to be the world's most influential international forum, but the path to employment within its multiple bodies and programs is often a challenging task.

In this seminar you will learn:

• How to understand the various bodies of the U.N. system: What are they and which are currently hiring?

• Realities vs. misconceptions: What degree do I need? What are the requirements? What can I expect to earn?

• What U.N. employers are currently recruiting for: Resume & cover letter tips, networking advice, and application guidance

• How to prepare for the National Competitive Recruitment Exam

• About training programs, internships, consultancies, & other non-traditional points of entry into U.N. employment

All attendees receive:

• The FPA U Landing a Job at the United Nations Tool Book on USB

• Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts

• Light food and drink during networking/Q&A session

Who should attend this seminar?

• Graduate Students considering or preparing for a career at the U.N.

• Young Professionals interested in beginning a career at the U.N.

• Mid-Career Professionals transitioning to a career at the U.N.

Price: $49 for Members, $65 for non-Members

Instructor Bio:
Katarina Holm-Didio

Katarina Holm-Didio is a career and job search coach, with over 12 years of experience in international career development and global careers. Her experience includes consulting at the United Nations Development Programme, and global staff career development and staffing at the UN Secretariat, where she also worked with the National Competitive Recruitment Examination. Before joining the UN she worked in career services at Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs.

Katarina's areas of expertise are careers in international affairs, job search in the US and internationally, resume and CV writing, mastering the job interview, successful networking, self assessment, and goal setting. In addition, she has specialized in cross-cultural competence for global careers. Katarina grew up in Finland and is fluent in Swedish and Finnish, in addition to English and some French.

Katarina has a Master's Degree in Social Science from Finland. Certifications include: Adult Career Planning and Placement from NYU; Cross-Cultural Competence from the Interchange Institute in Cambridge, and Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. She is currently a part-time graduate student in Mental Health Counseling at Iona College.

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Starland's picture

Thanks, Breeze

If this event were anywhere near me, I would be right on it! Thank you so much for thinking of me. I'm afraid it way too far for me to go from here in Central Texas for only a couple of hours. Also, I will be working in Phoenix during that time. Darn. Thanks again and don't forget me if something like this comes up again.

K-lee 3709

K-lee Starland, Ph.D.

Breese's picture

Thanks, K-Lee

I feel you - I wish they were doing these events in Portland! They sound great. I'll keep an eye out for anything near Texas!

Waqar Azim's picture

Thank u

I am so happy to receive this information through this great palteform.
I am thankful to u.
Will get more information with respect to competitive exam.
Thanks a lot
May GOD Bless u.

Breese's picture

So glad you find it helpful!!

So glad you find it helpful!!

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