I recently met with Amy Pettipher from Generation, a new venture founded by Vanilla in partnership with MondoChallenge Foundation. Careers staff and students may know Vanilla because one of their other ventures, Charityworks, provides a graduate training programme for the non-profit sector.
Faradh Maharoof, a student from Queen Mary, University of London has written for us about his preparations before departing on a three month internship in Malindi, Kenya. Faradh's piece really gets across his enthusiasm and resourcefulness and underlines how this kind of project can make a real difference to everyone involved - including the volunteers. We hope we can persuad Faradh to send us an update from Kenya. Until then read his post and get some inspiration and information.
Check out this interesting article about the realities of a US veterinary career ... do you agree?
I did a talk recently for MA Politics and International Relations students at Queen Mary College, University of London about the value of international experience. I thought it would be helpful to summarise some of the issues I flagged up.
Whether you are interested in a career in international development or international relations regional experience is important. One way of building up regional experience is through qualifying as a TEFL teacher but you might also consider volunteering through an organisation such as the charity VESL
AIESEC GLOBAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.
This blog is one of several produced by myself and colleagues who work for The Careers Group, University of London or one of the constituent colleges. A full list of them can be found here http://www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/advice-and-resources/blogs.aspx The Web and social media really helps us exchange information about the issues facing our readers. On the other hand it's still really handy to be sharing an office so people don't forget to pass on useful stuff. This explains why I've just posted up a terrific summer associate position in London or Bangkok - thanks to James Weaver at Queen Mary who passed it on to me. You can download the information from our Careerstagged.co.uk site http://www.careerstagged.co.uk//files/pdf/GSMA%20_GSMA%20MMU%20Summer%20Associate%20(policy%20and%20regulation)-1.pdf but here's an outline of what's on offer
Bo-Erik Abrahamsson has just spent the second year of his BSc Management Studies degree at the University of Hong Kong (a year abroad organised by King’s College London). On his way back to London to complete the third year of his studies, he completed a summer internship in finance with Procter & Gamble in Geneva. We talked to him about his experiences.