International Development, Food Security & Humanitarian Response

Friedman community members leverage their diplomatic, military, and NGO experiences when leading international development and humanitarian efforts. Some work behind the scenes with aid policy and strategy, while others serve on the front lines of program implementation and aid delivery. Still others contribute expertise to research, assessment, and evaluation with a focus on continual improvement. They make a difference in international public health agencies such as WHO, USAID, Oxfam International, and the World Food Programme in positions ranging from Nutrition Consultant and Public Health Advisor to International Research Analyst and Food Security Advisor. 

Guide to Making Tough Career Decisions

What might a good career decision process look like? According to the career coaches at 80,000 hours, a common approach is to make a pros and cons list, but they assert that we can do a lot better. “Pro and …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor Susannah Krenn
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How to Make the Most of an Academic Conference

According to the author, this guide is about how to have an engaging, useful, and — dare we say it — fun conference experience. It’s aimed at helping you do two things: (1) Make the most of your time before, during, and …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator Beth Jameson, MA
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Featured Webinar Series: Finding Your Future in Food Systems

NAFSN’S Finding Your Future in Food Systems webinar series will provide participants with connections and insights to help them identify next steps for their careers. The series features speakers from job-creating organizations and businesses, some working locally in their communities, …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator Beth Jameson, MA
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Resource Spotlight: Boston Network for International Development (BNID) Organization Directory

Looking for an internship, volunteer opportunity, or full-time job? The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) offers a helpful directory with more than 250 Boston-area organizations focused on international development.

View the BNID Directory

Categories include:

Advocacy
Africa
Arts
Asia

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor Susannah Krenn
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5 Common Global Development CV Mistakes

Entire books can be — and have been — written about what not to do when applying to a job.

Much of the advice is expected and applies to a wide range of industries — global development included. Always customize your CV. Keep …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator Beth Jameson, MA
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Featured Resources

Fall 2021 Career Workshops & the Roadmap Workshop Challenge

The Block Career Center (BCC) is excited to offer a robust workshop schedule for Fall 2021. All Friedman students and …

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Need a Resume Review or Career Advising Appointment?

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Virtual Midwest Career Trip
Join us for a networking opportunity that connects Friedman School students to alumni working in the Midwestern U.S.! When Friday, …
Schedule a Conversation with an Alumni Volunteer Today!

Featured Alumni engage in “flash-mentoring” with current Friedman School students, i.e., short …

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition …