Developing your career in International Development

Are you interested in working in International Development? Several recent PPLS grads from across the school have investigated this as a career area, so you may like to too. To find out more about one of the big players in this area, come along to the presentation by DfID (Department for International Development) next Monday 27th Jan. Less interested in your degree discipline, it’s your skills and experience they’re after. They’re looking for people who demonstrate the potential to:

  • make effective decisions
  • collaborate with others
  • work effectively with different stakeholders
  • delivery quickly, effectively and efficiently.

Now your degree studies can help with demonstrating much of the above, from the philosopher’s art of analysing arguments and drawing conclusions, enabling you to make practical predictions and recommendations, psychology’s insight into how people work and think, LEL’s insight into using language effectively to influence others, and the transferable skills of working in teams on projects, and on a variety of deadlines as you balance study, paid and voluntary work, your interests and relaxations.

DfID’s 50 week Graduate Development Scheme offers a diverse range of work experience in key teams across DfID, all united by a single goal: to tackle poverty and help people in developing countries improve their lives.

If this sounds interesting to you, come along on Monday 27th Jan, 2-3.30, George Sq LT – make a date in your diary now.

As you can imagine – competition for the DfID scheme is fierce, and there are many more ways to start your career in this area. Take a look at our publication ‘Where Do I Start – International Development Work’, and browse the information on International Development Work on our web pages.

And up your experience quotient by:

Start developing your development career today!

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