About this group

The Career group aims to bridge the gap between students and employers and to give members insight into what a career in foreign affairs can entail. To this end, we organize events and projects to bring students closer to their future.

Striving to provide our members with opportunities to network with potential employers, we organize seminars, prep courses, mingles, and panel discussions. Our flagship projects are Career Day and the Academy of Foreign Politics.

Career day

The fair will be hosted at a date to confirm during the operational year 22/23.

The Academy of Foreign Politics

The Academy is our annual prep-course consisting of seminars, lectures and networking events during the rest of the academic year. The goal is to help students acquire new knowledge by getting a concrete picture of what they want to work with and how to reach their goals, it serves as a bridge between studies and working life.

Career counseling and other events

Aside from our two flagship projects, we also provide career counseling, assistance in writing CV’s, and courses in MS Excel, among other things.

For Students

Joining the career group means getting a near invaluable opportunity to get in touch with employers, as well as learning and getting used to navigating the tricky web of foreign politics. As the group is only a few years old, an ambitious student has the opportunity to shape the group and influence the direction of the events. Do you want to establish a mentorship programme? Organize a networking breakfast? We want to provide you the resources to do so.

For Employers and Organizations

Do you want to stand as an exhibitor for Career Day, or teach students valuable skills through the Academy? Are you looking to recruit interns, and meet prospective talents? The Career Group is looking to help bind students with your operations, and provide a steady stream of ambitious and well-prepared up-and-comers for you.

If you are interested in partaking in the Career Day fair, please contact us for more information

Do you want to collaborate? Become a trustee!

Are you interested in foreign politics? Do you want to partake in a large project, learn more about global issues and get exciting opportunities to make contacts in the international field of work? Don’t hesitate to apply for the position of Career Trustee!

Uppsala Association of Foreign Affairs is now taking applications for the position of Career Trustee during the 2022/2023 operational period. The Career group aims to give students an idea of what a career in foreign affairs, international institutions, or NGOs can anticipate. We want to constitute the bridge between student life and work, which is why a big part of our yearly work focuses on networking. The Career group consists of two main groups; the Career Group is responsible for organizing the highly appreciated job fair Career Day where students get to meet with exhibitors and future employers from national and international organizations. The other part is the Academy of Foreign Politics, a program that stretches throughout the academic year. The work within the Academy mainly consists of organizing seminars, workshops, and lectures on different topics of interest to our members. 

Working closely with the Head of Careers, the position of Trustee requires a lot of ambition, as well as communication and organizational skills. As the Career group is a new part of UF Uppsala there is a lot of potential to further develop and expand the operations. You will therefore have a lot of creative freedom but should not be afraid to take on a lot of responsibility. What projects do you wish to carry out?

If you are interested, send a short motivation (roughly half a standard A4 page) stating your reasons for applying, background, and applicable work experiences relevant to the position to careers@ufuppsala.se.

Heads of Career