Category: Careers

Career Series

Securing Funding for Grad School. Do the Hard Work Early.

How many of you have thought about pursuing an advanced degree? Ok. Now, how many of you have immediately thought about the upfront financial costs of that advanced degree? Scary, right? When I was considering my Master program options I would hear everything from ‘it’s not worth it money-wise’ to ‘don’t worry about the upfront

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Career Series

7 Tips for Authentic Networking at Conferences

Hi there, do-gooders! We know that your heart and mind are in the right place, but how are you leveraging your innate human skills to intuitively develop authentic connections? The social sector is a field challenged with scarce resources and further complicated by competition for critical funding needed for your organization to deliver on its

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Career Series

Thoughts for the Beginning of the Academic Year: “Ah-Ha” Moments, Millennials, and Peacebuilding Careers

Though they might not immediately recognize it, the work that many milllennials aspire to is peacebuilding work where human relations based skills are essential. Careers that seek to alleviate suffering as a result of violence and trauma, promote community-building, resolve differences and conflict, protect the vulnerable from abuse, and promote civic engagement are all peacebuilding related.

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Career Resources

Work-Life Balance or Quicksand

Work-life balance. It’s a phrase that can easily be added to the list of buzz words we regularly hear discussed. As if somehow we hold the scales of our lives in a constant struggle for equilibrium. Why do we approach work and life as separate? Or even worse, as work vs. life – nurturing an

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Career Series

Sparking a Talent Race-to-the-Top

The last time I applied to jobs (admittedly, a few years ago now), it was a miserable experience. Dozens of applications, dozens of hours wasted on job boards and cover letters, and what did I have to show for it? Nothing. No interviews, at most only a handful of form rejections. It was mostly a

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Career Series

Reflections on the Future of Design

What is the Future of Design? Architecture and technology influence the way we live and work. We can assume that emerging trends in those disciplines will eventually impact the methodologies and characteristics of our work in the future. Our work at Laka non-profit provides us an opportunity to follow the activities of experts in architecture

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Career Series

PCDN’s career coaching is the google maps for your career in social change

Since launching our Career Coaching Services we’ve had the pleasure of working with over 50 amazing individuals from around the world. This includes professionals from many diverse sectors in the social impact space including peacebuilding, international development, humanitarian relief, academia, technology for social change, innovative finance, etc., at all career levels (entry, mid-career and senior).

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Careers

Job Fair, World Bank in DC, As part of a recruitment drive to increase its support for countries dealing with fragility, conflict and violence

Introduction Join us on Monday, February 3, 2020 for this special job fair to learn about over 100 exciting positions that the World Bank is looking to fill by June this year. As part of a recruitment drive to increase its support for countries dealing with fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), the World Bank Group

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