The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11 January 2016

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.

Enjoy!

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, employability skills, CVs and applications, career choice, Postgraduate study, international development, entrepreneurship

How I found my path working for an NGO

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 18 June 2015

Harriet Doughty is a graduate of QMUL, class of 2012. She currently works as a program development and fundraising consultant for NGOs/NFPs and charities and has just completed a one-year assessment at a paediatric NGO in rural Lesotho, Southern Africa. Here she tells us how she felt lost after graduation, but finally found her way.

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Topics: Peace, Politics and Policy, international development

The Power of Food

Posted by Jeff Riley on 2 June 2015

Niki Psarias is a campaigns consultant who has developed a particular focus on food within international aid and development. Currently she is leading two campaigns on behalf of the NGO The Hunger Project UK – “Live Below the Line” and “World Hunger Day”. We spoke to Niki about her campaigns, her work as a consultant, and how she has developed her career. (Read an earlier blog about The Hunger Project UK)

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Topics: Peace, Politics and Policy, international development

How To Work In International Development

Posted by Jeff Riley on 27 May 2015

Maϊa Gedde is a Country Manager for Spark, a Dutch NGO working in entrepreneurship and job creation in post conflict countries. Her new book, ‘How To Work In International Development and Humanitarian Assistance: a Career Guide’ has just been published by Routledge – April 2015 (use the code FLR40 to get a discount). Maϊa interviewed us when researching her book and, since publication, we have spoken to her by Skype in Rwanda about her background in the sector and how she came to write the book.

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Topics: international development

The Power of Food

Posted by Jeff Riley on 20 May 2015

Niki Psarias is a campaigns consultant who has developed a particular focus on food within international aid and development. Currently she is leading two campaigns on behalf of the NGO The Hunger Project UK – “Live Below the Line” and “World Hunger Day”. We spoke to Niki about her campaigns, her work as a consultant, and how she has developed her career. (Read an earlier blog about The Hunger Project UK)

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Topics: international development

Finance and Foreign Affairs

Posted by Jeff Riley on 13 May 2015

A note on Fiona Richardson’s blog over at King’s College London about an investment bank recruiting students with an interest in foreign affairs prompts me to remind readers of a number of posts over the last few years that showcase a number of politics students creating careers in the City and financial services.

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Topics: Peace, Politics and Policy, Business and Finance, international development

Paid Internships with Graduate Gateway

Posted by Jeff Riley on 12 May 2015

With some students being asked to pay thousands of Pounds for internships we thought it especially timely that we spoke to Helen Kenny one of the consultants in a new organisation, Graduate Gateway, that is providing paid internships in London in the public and private sector.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, international development

UNHCR – Talent Recruitment

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 30 March 2015

* Here's some news of UN recruitment posted on the blog run by Fiona Richardson from King's College Careers Service - Peace Politics and Security. Brace yourselves, you;ll need at least two years of work experience. You can subscribe directly to Fiona's blog at http://blogs.thecareersgroup.co.uk/ppp/

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Topics: international development

Careers in Political Campaigning

Posted by Jeff Riley on 23 March 2015

The arena of political campaigning and public affairs has an increasing prominence. One reflection of this has been the introduction of the controversial Lobbying Act by the coalition government. Another is the increasing number of postgraduate and vocational courses that provide a platform for those considering or developing a career in the sector. Postgraduate courses are available under the umbrella of public affairs, public policy or communications. Courses will often include a practical placement – these could be in Westminster or even Brussels, with consultancies or with companies depending on the focus of the course. You don’t necessarily need a Masters level qualification though to get started in the sector and many Masters courses are aimed at those already in the sector. We spoke to Jamie Hewitt, Director of Campaigner Academy about careers in the sector and how Campaigner Academy can help.

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Topics: international development

Careers In Campaigning

Posted by Jeff Riley on 19 March 2015

A couple of opportunities for those interested in finding our more about campaigning

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Topics: Peace, Politics and Policy, international development

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