Who we are
The Professional Development committee is a specialised committee under the Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA) with the motive of helping students reach their professional potential through workshops and events!
Promoting career development of the Graduate Institute’s student community
Fostering relationships between the student community, the Graduate Institute Alumni Association, and the Career Services Offices of the Institute.
The Inspira Talks
Alumni Roundtables in collaboration with the Alumni Office
Youth Thinking Ahead 21: The Future of Work
Virtual Career Fairs
See more about our events and social media- https://linktr.ee/gisapdc
Shubhangi Priya- President
Ayushi Jain- Vice President
Alexandre Maaza- Strategy & Partnerships Coordinator
Aravind Ganapathi- Communications Coordinator
Ciara Rainsby- Events Coordinator
Sarah Salaymah- Admin Director
Sarayu Krishnan- Alumni Coordinator
Purvi Chaturvedi- Career Services Coordinator
Gaia Grasseli- Communications Coordinator
Professional Development Committee Statutes
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Websites for Job Searching
Human Rights Careers: http://www.humanrightscareers.com
UN Career: https://uncareer.net
UN Jobs: http://unjobs.org
UN Careers: https://careers.un.org/
Geneve internationale: http://www.geneve-int.ch/fr/jobs
Indeed.ch (search Geneve): http://www.indeed.ch/
Useful Facebook Groups (especially for Geneva)
IHEID Job Network
GIA (Geneva Interns Association)
UN Intern Network Geneva (UNING)
Jobs in Geneva
General Tips on the Geneva Job Market
Finding work in Geneva can be a complicated task. Despite the abundance of NGOs, IOs, and the UN offices in the city, many students (even at the Masters level) are disappointed to learn that most internships are unpaid (or paid a very small stipend). It can be discouraging (especially for students who already have extensive work experience) to compete for (often unpaid) entry-level internships. Both paid and unpaid internships are generally quite competitive – however, we consistently hear from employers that IHEID students are very strong candidates, and we each have something unique to offer. There are many students at IHEID who do obtain paid part-time or full-time employment during their studies in Geneva, so there is hope!
Feel free to reach out to IHEID Career Services for a contact with a specific employer you’re interested in. It’s usually more successful to email a real person (rather than a general administrative address). And never underestimate the power of your Graduate Institute email signature when reaching out to employers.
If you are interested in a particular employer who does not have public postings for internships or jobs, sending a “cold application” with your CV and explaining your interest in working with them is often a wise strategy.
Articles and News on Professional Development
Career Advise: How to build your ‘LinkedIn Profile’ by Jerome Duberry
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