The purpose of the day is to provide information and practical advice to students considering the field of international development as a profession. The day has 3 components: an opening address at 1:30 p.m. in the Cinema by Lindsay Coates, Executive VP of InterAction, an alliance of 190 International NGOs. Lindsay will provide a perspective on the scope and changes in the field, the new partners and players, innovations, challenges, and opportunities.
The breakout round-tables are scheduled from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Villanova Room. Presenters representing NGOs, the UN, global health, think-tanks, foundations, corporations, advocacy organizations, and others will offer students information and practical advice on what they need to know to access employment and get a foot in the door.
And from 2:30 - 5 p.m. in the Market Stall area in the Villanova Room, students can meet one-on-one with representatives from Overseas Volunteer Agencies, Graduate programs, and Villanova curricular and extra-curricular programs. Because the qualifications for this field can be terribly daunting, the Market Stalls are essential to help students figure out the realistic options within reach. This year we've redesigned the space to ensure more traffic flow into the Market Stall area.
This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the School of Business, the Office of Mission and Ministry, the Career Center, the University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services, the College of Nursing, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education and others.