This month’s career series is sponsored by Rotary’s Peace Fellowship program (more information is below)
Welcome to PCDNetwork’s inspire | connect | act career series. Our mission for 2017 is to get you from passion to hired.
Each month a topic is be explored via blogposts, a webinar and other events. Check here for the yearlong program that PCDNnetwork has prepared for your sucessful job search.
The last Thursday of every month, PCDNetwork hosts a webinar dedicated to in-depth discussion of that month’s topic.
For October, we had a wonderful webinar (see the recording below) focused on how one can use fellowships (academic and professional ones) as a way to advance training and one’s career in social change. There are a plethora of fellowship programs that provide financial support, a community and way to gain more experience, pursue further educational training and/or contribute to advancing social change through direct work.
Too often when exploring career paths, individuals consider jobs, volunteer experience or paid employment the only options. Applying for and potentially securing relevant fellowships can be an excellent means to explore at almost any stage of one’s career, from post-grad opportunities to mid-career professionals.
Applying for fellowships however takes preparation, hard work and willingness to apply and be rejected. Understanding the fellowship ecosystem, why organization’s generously support fellows, what makes for a competitive application and the nuts and bolts of of the process can help increase one’s chances of being successful.
In this webinar you will learn, among many other things:
- Understanding the priorities of fellowship grant organizations
- How to find the right potential fellowship for you
- Key tips for developing a competitive application.
This webinar featured four leading professionals including:
Susan Carroll, Managing Director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Susan was named managing director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center in 2015. She joined the center in 2005 as coordinator and became assistant director in 2011. Carroll has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international humanitarian assistance, principally working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1991, she was the first UN Liaison Officer with the Allied Forces in Incirlik, Turkey, working with military personnel on the protection and assistance of Kurdish refugees. Carroll received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and has done graduate studies at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva. She had a brief professional detour when she worked in residential real estate in Cambridge, Mass., and in 2002, was part of the team that sold Julia Child’s house.
The event is free to everyone, we have limited space so reserve and share with others. The session will take place on the Zoom webinar platform. Participants will be provided with the login info prior to the event.