Charities & NGOS Week – Pursue a fulfilling career in this sector
By Chloe J Ackroyd, on 25 January 2017
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 2017 aims to dispel some of the myths that surround working within this sector. Through a series of four events, this themed week will provide students with an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the diverse range of roles available to them, from campaigning and policy work to international development and disaster relief. The employer-led insight and applications session will help prepare 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 for students to link up with employers, be inspired and pick up some top tips from the experts, who are currently working in the sector.
Charities attending include:
For further details about UCL Careers Charities & NGOs Week 2017 including how to book: