event
Monday
13
July
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International Relations Career Challenge

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Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Graduate Institute is hosting the International Relations Career Challenge (IRCC) - a unique programme for young professionals willing to build a career in the international development field, including the United Nations, the World Bank and other development and humanitarian agencies. The IRCC programme will take place on 13-17 July 2020. Applications are accepted before 1 May 2020. Learn more and apply to join the event now at http://unchallenge.org.

You are invited to join the International Relations Career Challenge (IRCC) - a unique programme for young professionals willing to build a career in the international development field, including the United Nations, the World Bank and other development and humanitarian agencies. You will participate in practical assignments and workshops to expand the professional network with high level speakers, get decision-making hands-on experience in real international developmental assignments,and receive application and interview coaching from the senior HR specialists from the leading organisations worldwide. The programme constantly has a 100% satisfaction rate of students,meaning that every person in the class is pleased with the programme experience.


Sounds interesting? The next edition of the IRCC programme will take place at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, on 13-17 July 2020. Applications are accepted before 1 May 2020. Learn more and apply to join the event now at http://unchallenge.org.

 


What is the International Relations Career Challenge?


The International Relations Career Challenge is a 5-day intensive training course for young professionals willing to work in the international development organisations worldwide. It is designed to provide attendees with practical experience, applicable skills and professional network to start their career.

 


What will I learn at the International Relations Career Challenge?


During the 5-day intense programme you will apply your theoretical knowledge gained during your academic studies, in individual and group exercises that aim to simulate every-day activities in international organisations. You will also gain genuine hands-on experience of different professional roles and get a chance to determine your own career strategy to enter the international relations area.


In addition, the course will help you to build substantive knowledge of the leading international organisations and major trends on the global development agenda. It will also teach you vital negotiation,public speaking, problem-solving, conflict resolution, research and communication skills.

 


What are the outcomes of the International Relations Career Challenge?


Thanks to your participation in the International Relations Career Challenge, you will get:

  • Hands-on practical experience of working on projects within various professional roles at international organisations;
  • Feedback and suggestions on improvements on your projects deliverables provided by top tier professionals;
  • Technical assistance with writing a CV, cover letter, preparing for an interview, including an individual coaching session with an HR specialist in the area of international development
  • Wide network of young people sharing your career endeavours and experienced professionals working in international development organisations on mid and senior positions;
  • Continuous career support for twelve months after the programme completion.

The IRCC programme has a 100% satisfaction rate – according to the data anonymously collected from the programme graduates. The class size is small – the average intake is attended by 30 students which allows every participant to get individual assistance and career guidance and enjoy the opportunity to talk to the high-level speakers in person both at the sessions and at the receptions.

 


How can I join?


We invite you to join the upcoming intake of the programme which will take place at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva on 13-17 July 2020. Applications are accepted before 1 May 2020. Learn more and apply to join the event now at http://unchallenge.org.