On March 25, 2015 the WWF invited a group of Webster students and several Webster staff and professors to their premises in Gland.
Over two hours they had the opportunity to listen to very inspiring and detailed presentations about careers at the WWF, the art of skill building, and the possibilities doing internships. The presenters were:
- Rob Soutter, Senior Advisor, Network Growth Strategy and Campaign
- Carlotta Bianchi, Coordinator, Advocacy and Policy
- Aimee Leslie, Global Cetacean and Marine Turtle Coordinator
- Sophie Mauroux, Funding Model Project Manager
- Mary Ellen Swenson Specialist, Talent Acquisition and People Development
- Moia Hort Soutter, Coordinator, Volunteer/Internship and Prince Bernhard Scholarship Programmes
Concluding this session the presenters gave ample time to students for questions and answers and to meet the presenters on a one-to-one basis.
Julia Geerkens, a Webster Undergraduate Student, stated, "The WWF event was a great opportunity to learn about the organisation, new careers and the WWF recruiting methods. The event gave a very interesting and insightful look into the organisations projects, people and philosophy. I really enjoyed the guest speakers and their thoughts and experiences within their departments. Most of all however I found the event very inspiring. The reoccurring theme of gaining skills and knowledge in everything we do in life to enhance our applications really motivated me to work on my own areas of personal growth. I found it fascinating that so many of the speakers had such a diverse and interesting background that showed they followed their passion, intuition and weren’t afraid to take risks in their career. It would be amazing to work or intern at the organisation. However regardless of whether it would be possible to work their the event really inspired me to follow my passion and continue to cultivate all my interests while later hunting for jobs. Thank you for allowing us this insight into your NGO!"