Tips for launching a career in international development
An exclusive story published in the U.K.’s Guardian offers some insights
Students in international development programs can get an edge on the competition by getting their hands dirty, being social and writing, according to tips from a recent article in the U.K’s Guardian.
“The single biggest trap I see is students coming out of a degree with a very dense academic resumé and little practical experience,” Nick Macdonald, a social impact consultant, is quoted as saying in The Guardian. Jane Chanaa, a careers advisor at the University of Oxford, added: “It’s not just about working with big-name employers; look at what’s on your doorstep and how you could help.”
Macdonald had another tip: “Online presence and social networking is really important these days. Write articles, follow development organizations and professionals on Twitter, and engage constructively with them.”
To learn about career opportunities at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, visit ccfcanada.ca/about-us/careers.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has almost 50,000 children sponsored, benefiting nearly 400,000 people around the world.