Career Fair in International Affairs
Together with our local partners in Antwerp, we organise the Career Fair in International Affairs at the University of Antwerp on a yearly basis.
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Many graduates with an interest in international affairs experience difficulties in their search for a job. Unpaid internships and the necessity of job experience are just two examples of the many obstacles young profesisonals face in the tough race to employment. We believe that it is necessary to provide students and graduates with the opportunity to gain an insight into the many but sometimes easily overlooked possibilities the broad labour market related to international affairs has to offer.
In 2017, we decided to join forces with our local partners and, together, we organised the career fair in international affairs at the University of Antwerp. Since, we have decided to do so on a yearly basis. Our aim is to offer practical career advice and, as such, to help bridge the gap between education and employment.
A range of information booths, where you could engage in conversation with professionals of various organisations in international affairs.
A CV corner dedicated to improving your resume, including professionals who checked resumes, and photo corner.
A series of short speaker sessions, during which young professionals could elaborate on their first career steps, followed by a Q&A
A networking reception, hosted afterwards.
Among the organisations invited were: European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), United Nations Association Belgium (VVN Belgium), Erasmus+, the Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs, the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), AIESEC and WEP.
Among the invited speakers were: Brecht Volders (PhD Candidate, UA), Benedicte Frankinet (Former Diplomat for Belgium), Ruben Fierens (Legal Officer, ECRE), Hans Maes (Assistant on Foreign Affairs in the Belgian Federal Parliament) and Jorn Vennekens (Sales Desk Officer, CPS Africa)
More pictures can be found here.