International organisations day (IOD) is a key day in our calendar, 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.
Most organisations attending IOD will give two presentations including a question-and-answer session. Most presentations are recorded and will be available to you after the event.
Throughout the day, representatives from each organisation will be present at information stands where you’ll be able to chat directly with them.
The day will also include two separate panel discussions where speakers will discuss future trends and share insider tips.
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.