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United Nations Association Chapter to host careers fair in Grass Valley


Contact Rodney Raub at unacareerfair2@gmail.com or by phone at 530-432-7752.

Check out the online group: https://www.facebook.com/United-Nations-Association-Golden-Empire-Chapter-154188871312186/

The Golden Empire Chapter of the United Nations Association will conduct a career fair May 11 to expose high school and community college students, in addition to adults, to careers devoted to international service.

The focus of the event is on non-business governance and public service sectors and organizations. The Careers Fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains facility, 246 Church St., Grass Valley.

Representatives of the United Nations, UNICEF, Peace Corps and the State Department will discuss the working conditions, hiring processes and educational and language skills needed to launch an international career.

If you ever thought your ideal career would be to live and work in a foreign country, or in retirement you have thought about sharing your knowledge and skills in a volunteer assignment anywhere in the world, you will definitely want to attend the event. If you have children, grandchildren or friends interested in experiencing the front lines of international relations be sure to alert them of this opportunity.

The fair will feature many speakers with recent international experience who will explain that not all international career assignments (US State Department) require a college degree and age is not as much of a factor as you might imagine. The State Department hires qualified applicants up to age 59 and the Peace Corps accepts volunteers into their 70s. The ability to speak a foreign language is not always a prerequisite. Language training is often provided.

The fair will consist of four sessions explaining the application process for the featured international organizations; their key hiring criteria; what it’s like to live and work in a foreign country; and a panel discussion led by U.S. Ambassador (retired) Steve Browning of Nevada County.

The event is open to the public and is designed to benefit anyone from high school students to adults with an interest in international affairs. The Golden Empire Chapter is dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.

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