International Relations professionals share experiences with FGV students
FGV’s School of International Relations (RI) has opened its Career Center. The project aims at the insertion of students in the labor market through the mapping of exchange opportunities, internships and immersions in Brazil and abroad, as well as lectures with internationalists. The center is responsible for the organization of meetings and debates, called “Career Talks,” in which students learn more about the professional environment of the field from the perspective of renowned professionals.
One of the guests of this semester was Federal Deputy Áurea Carolina, whose career trajectory is marked by work with transnational networks of social activism. In turn, Danilo Moura, Program Officer of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), spoke with students about careers in international organizations.
The students also talked to Ricardo Sennes, from the government relations and political risk consulting firm Prospectiva. He detailed how the professional trajectory of young people interested in the intersection between global politics and economy works. Eduarda Hamann, attorney and researcher at Instituto Igarapé, spoke about the work of the think tanks, where she works on peace missions and cooperation in the field of conflict resolution.
“The trademark of the undergraduate program in IR at FGV is the intense contact between academia and the labor market. The Career Center is a space where these two worlds meet, allowing our first-year students to develop a detailed understanding of the type of opportunities they will have throughout their professional careers,” said Professor Oliver Stuenkel, responsible for the initiative.
The activities of the Career Center will also take place during the second half of the year, with a new roster of guest professionals.