Volunteering in Sudan

Posted by Jeff Riley on 7 June 2013

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

Opportunities in Nepal and India with Generation

Posted by Jeff Riley on 3 June 2013

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.

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

International Citizen Service - VSO

Posted by Jeff Riley on 9 April 2013

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.

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

The reality of vet practice over the pond ... or is it?

Posted by Gemma Ludgate on 7 March 2013

Check out this interesting article about the realities of a US veterinary career ... do you agree?

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Topics: Working abroad, Veterinary Science

The Collective Sierra Leone

Posted by Jeff Riley on 28 February 2013
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Topics: Working abroad, international development

Getting International Experience

Posted by Jeff Riley on 21 February 2013

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.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, Working abroad, international development

International experiences for the summer

Posted by Jeff Riley on 6 January 2013

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

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

AIESEC - Be part of the bigger picture - volunteer abroad

Posted by Jeff Riley on 13 December 2012

AIESEC GLOBAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Working abroad, international development

Mobile phones, international relations and a summer internship

Posted by Jeff Riley on 25 April 2012

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

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, Working abroad, international development

An internship with Procter & Gamble

Posted by Jeff Riley on 14 September 2011

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.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Working abroad, international development

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