The Career Committee strives to build a bridge for university students to easier access the labor market. We organize different activities and events but our biggest projects are the Prep Course and the Mentorship Program.
The Prep Course
Do you want to work internationally? Do you want to meet the people with the jobs you dream of? Do you want advice on how to reach your goals? Take the opportunity to meet, discuss and get valuable information from professional experienced people from organization such as EU, UN and SIDA. Apply for this years Prep Course!
The Prep Course is a series of interactive seminars where you get the chance to meet people that in different ways have experience of working internationally. The seminars will be in smaller groups to make it easier for the lecture holder and the students to have a discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask all of your questions regarding your upcoming career and get guidance in how to make yourself attractive on the international labor market.
All you need is to apply a membership in UPF. The course will run during the evenings from 1 November to 5 December with 1-3 seminars per week. The Prep Course is a very attractive programme with many applicants and we therefore encourage you who apply will be able to attend all course seminars. For more information about Prep Course please visit our Facebook-event.
To apply, please send us a summary of who you are, what you are interested in and why you feel that you should be selected for the program as well as a copy of your CV. The summary should be no longer than a page, as excess pages will be disregarded, and send to email@example.com no later than the 21st of October marked “Ansökan”. Please note that as of now the Prep course is only open for Swedish students.
We expect that the seminars will be held approximetly 17.00-19.00. However this is preliminarly and the times may change. After the seminars you are welcome to join us and the lecurers for dinner (at your own expense) to continue the conversation.
The dates for this years Prep Course are:
1/11, 5/11, 7/11, 8/11, 12/11, 15/11, 20/11, 22/11, 26/11, 5/12
Please note that the dates are subject to change.
The Mentorship Program
Every year the Career Committee hosts the Mentorship Program. During a calendar year, exclusively selected UPF members get the opportunity to be assigned a mentor affiliated with the Swedish Foreign Service. The program is offered in cooperation with the Diplomatic Club in Lund (Diplomatiska Klubben), an alumni association that organises former students at Lund University that today have or previously have had a career within the Swedish Foreign Service. This gives us the possibility to offer mentors with a broad spectrum of experiences from international affairs. Furthermore, it is the ambition of the Career Committee that each student admitted to the programme will get a trip to his or her mentor facilitated, irrespective of where the mentor is located in the world. Note that as of now, the program is only available to Swedish students. For further information, please take a look at testimonials (Swedish and English) from previous adepts.
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