Career Development Support Event for "Working at International Organizations"

Update: October 12, 2016

Mr. Atsutoshi Hagino was invited from the Recruitment Center for International Organization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a government agency that provides information and support for Japanese who wish to work in an international organization. He explained about the employment systems at international organizations, which are quite different from those of Japan.

Mr. Hagino pointed out two minimum requirements for working at an international organization: to have obtained a master's degree and at least two years' career experience as a specialist in the field for which you have the master's degree; and to have a good command of English. He also explained the three ways of becoming an employee at international organizations: looking for vacancy notices (issued as necessary), the JPO temporary employment system (application is usually during April-May), and taking the YPP exams (exams usually take place June-August)

Numerous students, including 1st year students who just entered last month, aspiring to work at an international organization gathered for the event and listened enthusiastically.

On October 19 (Wed), a career guidance event for students who wish to work at an international organization "Joint Outreach Mission of International Organizations" will be held, where human resource representatives from the United Nations Secretariat (UN), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), UN Development program (UNDP), UN Population Fund (UNFPA)、UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and UN Women will visit ICU to explain about their recruitment systems.

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