World Bank – Young Professionals Programme talk

worldbankIn case you missed the reference in the Pathways post, we’re delighted to have Antonieta Podesta Mevius coming to the University this Friday, 6th June, to talk about recruitment into the World Bank Young Professionals Programme.

The talk and this programme are aimed at PhDs, and at Masters with at least 3 years relevant experience.

Here’s what Antonieta has to say:

We would like to invite you to a presentation on the World Bank Group activities followed by an overview of the Young Professionals Program and other employment opportunities.

The Young Professionals Program is a premier global recruitment program and is a unique opportunity for young people who have both a passion and talent  for international development.

The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank’s Operations such as:  economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management.

The Bank offers a number of unique programs that provide learning, staffing and capacity building opportunities for junior and mid-career professionals to experience first-hand what working at the World Bank is like. Learn more about the many opportunities offered at the World Bank at this event.

When and where

Her presentation will take place at 11am in Renold Building, Lecture Theatre C9 (no registration required).

She will also be taking part in Pathways (for UoM PhDs, registration required) and will be available during the morning for informal discussions between 9.30-11 and over lunch from 12-2 – though as she’s getting off a plane at 8am, she will need some breaks! If you want to speak to her directly about the YPP programme, please be flexible about timing.

Important Advice

worldbankeventIf you want to talk to Antonieta directly, do make sure you have read the information on the website about the YPP and the World Bank thoroughly.

It really doesn’t impress recruiters if you show you haven’t bothered to read the stuff they’ve already written for you! Plus, it wastes good time when you could be getting real inside info to help your applications.

(This applies to talking to any recruiter at a recruitment event or fair)

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