In December 2017, key speakers from 11 organizations travelled from their prime headquarters to visit the IE Campus and participate in the International Development and Social Impact Talent Forum. An event organized by IE Talent & Careers that enlightened our students about both local and global opportunities available in the field. This event also encouraged them to join these organizations to make a collective and global humanitarian impact.
The organizations that presented their pitch on Day 1 were a mix of financial institutions, social enterprises and humanitarian organizations such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHC) and the World Bank Group.
ICRC spoke about a completely new human experience while making a difference for those in need, whereas ADB insisted on the importance of economic growth and cooperation in the poorest regions of the world, with a special mention of their Young Professional Program that will be launched this year. UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), as the name suggests is dedicated to the improvement of the future of refugees and the World Bank group promotes economic development in developing countries.
Organizations like Impact Hub, Fundación Hazloposible and Devex joined us at the Networking Hub. All of them focused on boosting the participation of all members of the society in social causes.
On Day 2, The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Save The Children Spain spoke about various politico-military, economic and human aspects and the positions available in the field of humanitarian aid, migration and security planning and governmental organization experience.
The Representative of OSCE gave us an overview of the world’s largest regional security organization, that traces its origins to the Helsinki Final act. She explained that the organization comprises 57 states of North America, Asia and Europe and works to ensure peace, democracy and stability for a billion people by its field operations and special monitoring missions.
In addition to OECD and OSCE, the World Bank Group and United Nations World Tourism Organization, joined the Networking Hub to guide the students about their job prospects.
This event gave a rich insight to IE students who see themselves, in the future, as social workers, generating a deep impact on the lives of the members of our society.