Your Career in Global Development
I get a lot of questions about what degrees people should pursue, and anyone who has read this site knows my stock answer to this question, but I thought I’d pass on a resource from Monthly Developments (a worthwhile read in its own right) that came out a couple of months ago. Their September 2013 issue contains a career and education special feature that includes practical tips for getting started, mentoring in international relief, and a some of the university programs which focus on development and humanitarian issues.
You can download the issue here (although you may need a free registration), and while you’re at it read my recent article on retaining the best staff in hardship posts here, and an article that you might find interesting on ‘disaster tourism’ and how to avoid causing harm here.
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Getting your first job in relief and development