Key Career Insights for Aspiring Impact Professionals based in the Global South

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Are you an aspiring impact professional from the Global South?

Learn from innovator and career expert Lucille Jade Galvan. Jade has been working in career advising, recruitment and talent management for over 15 years in a wide-variety of roles in leading institutions in Singapore, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. Her current role is as Career Services Director at the Asian Institute of Management, a leading graduate institution that upskills professionals in development, management and sustainability across the region and beyond.

In this episode, Jade shares rich insights from her cross-sectoral career in talent and advising thousands of students and alumni across Southeast Asia to advance impact careers.

She highlights areas of growth connected to purpose and impact career, suggestions for building more competitive applications and networking and why pursuing a career in recruitment and talent management can be a wonderful path in the impact sector. She also discusses her experiences at working across countries and in leading private sector and educational institutions. 

Lucille Jade Galvan is Career Services Director at the Asian Institute of Management in The Philippines. Prior to rejoining AIM in 2020 where she also worked from 2011 to 2016, she was Assistant Director at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a former Head of Career Development and International Programs at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. Her career foundation has been in corporate human resources for a multinational conglomerate. Jade holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from De La Salle University. She also completed a diploma program in Industrial Relations from the University of the Philippines including certification programs in management from Asian Institute of Management and in women in education leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently undertaking masteral research within the framework of Just Transition fundamental for achieving climate goals and decent work for all at the University of the Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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This episode was possible thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Fellowship program is a fully funded master’s degree or post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies. Every year, 130 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that funds tuition, living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within eight leading universities around the world

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