Tuesday, March 27, 2012

International NGO Appointments and Panel

Friday, March 30, 9-11:30 a.m.
Walnut Room, Indiana Memorial Union

A limited number of individual appointments have been scheduled with the speakers for this Friday’s International Careers event. Students have the opportunity to schedule a 15-minute appointment between 9-11:30 a.m. to conduct an informational interview with a representative from one of the following organizations:

* Jessie Wild, Wikimedia Foundation: Wikimedia Foundation believes that all humans deserve the right to information, and that access to information is imperative to give people educational opportunities so they can experience life to its fullest.  We work on how information resources can be used for education sources, particularly focusing on improving knowledge resources and access in developing countries.

* Raechal Carbone, Heartland Alliance: Heartland Alliance believes that all of us deserve the opportunity to improve our lives. Each year, we help ensure this opportunity for more than one million people around the world who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. Our policy efforts strengthen communities; our comprehensive services empower those we serve to rebuild and transform their lives.

* Kate Hesel, International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

To schedule an appointment, please email  jjschepe@indiana.edu to request an appointment time by noon on Thursday, March 29. Include at least 2 possible times you are available.

Once you have received confirmation about an appointment time, you are instructed to:

* Review the organization’s website
* Create a list of questions to ask the organization’s representative
* Bring a resume to your scheduled appointment
* Arrive 5-10 minutes early for your scheduled appointment

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Panel Discussion and Networking
Friday, March 30, 1-3 p.m.
Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union
Want to work for an international organization? Interested in human rights, relief, development, and public health? Plan to attend IU Bloomington's 2nd annual career event focused on international non-governmental organizations. This event will include a panel discussion, networking and resource tables for each organization.

Learn about employment opportunities and network with representatives from the following organizations:
* Wikimedia
* Heartland Alliance
* International Rescue Committee
* Save the Children
This event is sponsored by the IU Area Studies and Title VI Centers, International Studies Department and the Indiana University Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services.

Visit IUCareers.com and register through your myIUcareers account.