The first UN Job Fair took place at the Conference Center of New Main Building of Beihang University on the afternoon of October 26.
A visit was paid for the event by Guo Yishuang, the managing director of the human resources (HR) department of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in North Asia, Kamran Zaidi, the HR head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Véronique Benoit-Gex, HR Officer at International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and relevant staff from China Scholarship Council (CSC). Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University, met the guests at the Conference Center of New Main Building, together with relevant members of International Division and the Office of Admission and Career Development.
During the meeting, Vice President Huang gave a brief introduction to the guests concerning the teaching, research and internationalization of Beihang University. He expressed willingness to strengthen the exchanges with international organizations like IATA, ITU and UNRWA and to cooperate with the organizations by providing them with outstanding talents, cultivating talents and conducting research together, etc. The two sides also discussed issues such as selection of excellent teachers and students for a career or internship at international organizations, research collaboration and so on.
The first UN Job Fair commenced after the meeting, attracting over 270 students from 15 Chinese universities including Beihang University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Central University of Finance and Economics, China Foreign Affairs University, Harbin Institute of Technology and so on. It was chaired by Lyu Ying, Deputy Director of International Division.
At the fair, representatives of IATA, ITU and UNRWA introduced the general information, internship programs and recruitment procedures of the organizations, encouraging the students to pursue an internship and a career at international organizations by referring to their own working experience. They won waves of applause from the students for their systematic and humorous explanation. After their presentations, they provided detailed answers to the students’ questions patiently, and the event ended in a lively atmosphere.
The first UN Job Fair was held by CSC in China from October 26 to 29. It invited 25 international organizations to deliver presentations and provide consultancy at Beihang University, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Renmin University of China and other universities, serving as a platform for young Chinese students to communicate face-to-face with international organizations.
Reported by Gao Yuan and Fan Hang
Photographed by Qian Siyuan and Liang Jiawei
Reviewed by Li Deyu
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Mingzhu