Despite it being the first day back after Winter recess, over 250 students packed the auditorium to hear about international career opportunities at the United Nations, UNHCR, as well as NGOs and government departments. While the session was a quick-fire presentation by each organization, students then had the opportunity to follow up on their many questions at the various career stalls set up outside the auditorium.
While it was hard to move and handouts disappeared, students were able to ask firsthand about what sorts of positions were available in the UN system and what their best paths were to attain them. As the Young Professional Programme (YPP) for entry recruitment into the UN was still open, many students had questions on how they could apply. This despite the fact that Australia was not on the list of countries to take the exam this year. It was inspiring to see so many students keen to make a difference in the world and to be part of a bigger purpose in service of humanity.