It is with a heavy heart, but with our heads held high, that we announce the end of International Perspective. After several weeks of contemplation and discussion, we decided that it would be best to discontinue our project. Gladly, part of our organisation will live on in the Career Fair in International Affairs. (Featured Image © PhotoGraham)
Our team has grown older and with age came more responsibility: most of us now have to attend to a demanding full-time job. In addition, it has proved to be a difficult task to find enough volunteers to take over the organisation of our online magazine.
Quality has always been our number one priority. For every article, a strict procedure of peer review was applied and up to four people were working on individual articles. The consequence was a high readership, with our best articles reaching up to 1.200 unique views. As we can no longer guarantee the regular delivery of such in-depth articles, we decided that it would be better to halt publication.
We can proudly look back on the past two years and a half. Our articles reached many people, our website was visited by 8.000 unique visitors in 2017 and our Facebook page has gathered over 1.900 followers. We had more than twenty crew members, with people from Nicaragua to Turkey. Our events were popular too: our lecture on the Central African Republic and the panel conversation on Referendums were fully booked.
The Career Fair in International Affairs was probably our most successful event and will continue to exist. Our partners for this event have decided to continue organising it on a yearly basis and some of our IP crew members will stay involved. Be sure to follow the fair’s Facebook page for updates on the 2019 edition!
We would like to thank all of those that have supported us throughout: our families, friends, partners and the University of Antwerp in particular. Together, we have managed to help several people: some of our crew members found a job in international affairs, in part due to our project, and we have heard many inspiring stories from other young professionals.
Finally, a big thank you to our readers, event attendees and followers. Without your support and interest we would not have been where we are today. To those that would still like to read our career advice or or reference to our insight: do not despair. Our website will remain online for the next two years.
Good luck in your job hunt!