‘Job interview’ with the HRM from NGOs for a successful entry into the professional market

At the end of the master a “Job Interview”, is one of the many important “challenges” to overcome within the masters programme curriculum.

The challenges are specific exercises aimed at improving the student’s personal and professional competences, through a direct experience on the field, outside the safe environment of the classroom. 

The objectives of the Job Interview Challenge are:

  1. Learning how to have a selection interview for a position in the non-profit sector, dealing with a recruiter specialised in the non-profit sector- the HRM Manager of a NGO or a professional from the sector.
  2. Improving the impact and effectiveness of the personal presentation: CV, Cover Letter, LinkedIn profile.
  3. Acquiring a major awareness and self-confidence.

Different steps compose the Job Interview, a strong assumption of responsibility by the student in terms of challenge is essential. Each student, after receiving clear guidelines and formats will have to fill in:

  • CV following the model provided by Social Change School;
  • Cover letter
  • Go through the personal LinkedIn profile

During the interview, different dimension will be looked into:

  • The transversal competences of the student
  • The modalities of presentation of the profile and focus on future professional objectives and the “Career Plan”
  • The attitude/behaviour

After the interview, the HRM will fill in and send a report, containing the evaluation and suggestions for improvement for each individual student.

During the latest edition, the following organisations have collaborated with us by helding the interviews with our students: FairTrade Italia, INTERSOS, Emergency, CUAMM, CEFA, DIESIS, CESVI, ENGIM, Peter Pan Onlus, Soleterre Onlus, We World Onlus, L’Africa Chiama Onlus and many other organisations from the sector.

I believe that this is a very significant  investment -economical as well- the quality of the “self-presentation” of our students and for a quality entry (or repositioning) into the professional market to which they aim

Marco Crescenzi


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