Live Chat: Q&A with World Bank Young Professionals Program
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Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 9-11 a.m. ET/13:00-15:00 GMT or convert time
Would you like to have a real impact on poverty reduction, have a global career and a global reach, work with a truly diverse group, work in teams to bring sustainable solutions to our clients, and work in a place of excellence? If so, consider joining the World Bank Group through the Young Professionals Program (YPP). This program is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. On June 16th, World Bank Group representatives from Human Resources as well as Young Professionals in the program will take your questions live.
For more than 52 years, the Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others. To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.
We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage qualified women and men with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Since its inception, the YP program has hired over 1,800 people who hold or have held positions ranging from entry-level to vice presidents and managing directors. It is a unique opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank's operations and policies.
For more information and to apply, visit the YPP website and submit your application between June 15 and July 27, 2016.
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