LSE Careers' International Organisations Day (IOD) is a unique event bringing together representatives from international organisations to offer you an insight into what they do, how they are structured and recruit, and what they look for in applicants.
Each organisation will give at least one presentation, each followed by a Q&A session, as well as being available to answer questions throughout the day at their own stands. The day will also include two separate panel discussions where representatives from participating international organisations will discuss future trends and share insider tips. IOD is an unparalleled opportunity to find out whether a career within an international organisation is right for you.
Recordings of the seminars and panels from IOD 2018 are available here.
See the organisations page for more details about each international organisation presenting.
Despite the fact that in 2010, agencies from the UN were the joint largest recruiter of LSE graduates, it is difficult to be recruited into the professional-level entry programmes of the international organisations directly from university. The majority of these employers expect candidates to have a minimum of a PhD or a Master's degree with several years of relevant experience.
Therefore, rather than see this as a recruitment event, you should treat IOD as an opportunity to find out more about these organisations' hiring expectations and processes and how to develop your skills and experience appropriately, or to decide if this type of role is what you want to pursue.