Career Perspectives at the United Nations

Expert panelists will share their experiences.
Monday, 4 March 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Contact person: 
Chelsea Paradis
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Free of charge
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Expert panelists will share with the students how they found a job within the United Nations and how their passion and commitment have evolved throughout the years. Students will learn some tips on how to navigate through different paths to develop a career at the United Nations and hear about challenges and opportunities for careers of this kind.


Dr. Prachi Srivastava is tenured Associate Professor specialising in education and international development at Western University. She is also Adjunct Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her work has been featured in the international UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report.

She has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, National University of Singapore, and the University of Oxford. Previously, she served with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and the International Rescue Committee (Kosovo Field Mission). She has field experience in India, Sri Lanka, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo. To learn more about Dr Prachi Srivastava, click on her biography.

Scott Bohachyk works in Ottawa at the United Nations Association in Canada, as Director of Work-Integrated Learning. Scott has worked as a Junior Policy Analyst at the United Nations Development Programme in Bhutan and as a Programme Coordinator for the International Development & Diplomacy Internship Program in Ottawa. Scott's extensive experience working with universities and non-profit organizations has resulted in a dynamic network of partners across Canada and abroad. To learn more about Scott Bohachyk, click on his LinkedIn biography.