Intro Guide to a Career with the UN

The United Nations continues to be the world's most influential international forum, but the path to employment within its multiple bodies and programs is often a challenging task.

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In this seminar you will learn:

• How to understand the various bodies of the U.N. system: What are they and which are currently hiring?

• Realities vs. misconceptions: What degree do I need? What are the requirements? What can I expect to earn?

• What U.N. employers are currently recruiting for: Resume & cover letter tips, networking advice, and application guidance

• How to prepare for the UN Secretariat Young Professionals Program

• About training programs, internships, consultancies, & other non-traditional points of entry into U.N. employment

All attendees receive:

• The FPA Intro Guide to a Career with the UN Tool Book

• Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts

• Light food and drink during networking/Q&A session

• Complementary six-month subscription to Foreign Affairs Magazine

Who should attend this seminar?

• Undergraduate and Graduate Students considering or preparing for a career at the U.N.

• Young Professionals interested in beginning a career at the U.N.

• Mid-Career Professionals transitioning to a career at the U.N.



For those unable to attend any of our Global Career Boot Camps, the course specific Tool Book for each Boot Camp can be purchased for $30 on the registration page. This will include the material covered at the event, from resume writing to field-specific advice. To purchase a Tool Book for any event, purchase the “Tool Book” ticket on that Boot Camp’s Eventbrite listing. You will receive a link to the downloadable Tool Book (PDF) via email within 48 hours of your registration.



Katarina Holm-Didio - Instructor

Cross Cultural Trainer, Career and Job Search Consultant

Katarina, a Cross-cultural Trainer, Freelance writer and Career Consultant, has over 13 years of experience global HR, cross-cultural training, international and strategic job search.

Her experience includes working with major relocation service providers, the United Nations Secretariat, the UN Development Program, and Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and working in adult education in Finland.

Katarina grew up in Finland and is fluent in Swedish and Finnish in addition to English and some French. Her areas of expertise are cross-cultural competence and managing transitions; strategic job search and career management; working and living in the US and in Finland and the Scandinavian countries.

She has a Masters Degree in Social Science; Certifications in: Adult Career Planning and Placement; Cross-Cultural Competence; Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest inventory. She is currently finalizing her MA in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on cross-cultural issues in counseling.

She is monthly columnist for a newspaper in Finland, writes her own blog and is a board member of Families in Global Transition (FIGT). She has presented at the FIGT and SIETAR conferences about Cross-cultural Counseling and Finnish Culture.



This Global Career Boot Camp is sponsored by Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

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Note# This event is not sponsored by NY Meetup Career. Please contact the sponsorer for this event directly for questions and concerns.

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  • Tony G.

    How was this event? Please share your experience. Thanks.

    May 29, 2013

  • Vikas B.

    I wanted to attend this but I could not. Is there any material that I can see? When is the next opportunity?

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was gonna go but can't get ticket anymore. I didn't buy my ticket earlier to not waste $55 in case I can't make it. What about last minute? Are you serious? I have 45 to get there and would be there in around 20. I don't know if I can get it at the door... so I'll go home.

    April 29, 2013

  • Kizzy Ann M.

    I will be able to attend the next one.

    April 29, 2013

  • Zeinyhaidara

    I can't pay, we can't pay. That's why we're looking for a job in the first place
    Events like this shouldn't be charged for.
    Wish everyone the best!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Emmanuella M.

    So excited about this event, can't wait!

    April 21, 2013

  • Emmanuella M.

    So excited about this event, can't wait!

    April 1, 2013

  • Antonio

    I wonder if it is a free event. Thank you!

    1 · March 24, 2013

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