Charities and NGOs Week is around the corner: 1st-4th February 2016
By Weronika Z Benning, on 26 January 2016
Though important, there is so much more to working in the charities and NGOs sector than shaking a tin, volunteering or delivering aid to those in need on the frontline. Many charities and NGOs are run as professional businesses that carry out functions such as research and lobbying, as well as raising and redistributing funds. In the pursuit of addressing human or environmental needs, the sector can be intensely competitive in terms of attracting media attention, funding and other resources. Most non-profit organisations rely on paid staff as well as volunteers and the sector attracts intelligent people with a passion for their work.
UCL Careers Charities & NGOs Week aims to dispel some of the myths that surround working within this sector. Through a series of four events, the themed week will provide students with an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the the diverse range of roles available to them, from campaigning and policy work to international development and disaster relief. The interactive session on how to prepare persuasive applications will help students to demonstrate their motivation and enthusiasm and ultimately increase their chances of job success. The final event in the series will provide an excellent opportunity to network, be inspired and pick up some top tips from the experts, who are currently working in the sector.
For further details about UCL Careers Charities & NGOs Week including how to book: