Aran Khanna, a student of Computer Science at Harvard University, has recently become popular for the discoveries he found regarding Facebook Messenger, while interning at Facebook. He, as well as thousands of other future Computer Scientists, seek for internships in tech companies from rather early age. That way, their engagement “signals” to the future employers that they may be better skilled and experienced than some of their peers. The same truth holds for the MUN conferences and delegates that participate in them.
Crucial part of building a successful career is creating business connections, even more than knowledge. For MUN participants these are the connections with people who are likely to be the leading experts in the fields of international relations, politics and world affairs. Connections come in handy in a highly competitive world we live in as a proof of your work achievements. The guarantee doesn’t only come from your work ethics, but also from the trust people build through making friendships while participating in the conferences.
Politics are about engaging people in the fight for better and more sustainable social system. In addition, we are witnessing changing trends that show that the general current leans towards equality in opportunities on all socially constructed basis. Hence, the future world leaders should be the voice of every person in the society. Even though it sounds idealistic, this features governments tackling ignorance and fighting against marginalization that is achieved through understanding the real world issues of people instead of hypothesizing and assuming. MUN conferences are excellent source of new ideas and resources obtained through constructive discussions with other delegates.
Future brings major changes in human decision-making process and lifestyle, in general, therefore people will be requiring education that goes beyond the classroom experience, but instead learn from the real world data and experience. MUN conferences are one of the ways how to learn important lessons about living in a globalized world, managing scarce resources, tolerance, but also become a better speaker, critical thinker and analyst. These are the features of a person who considers herself or himself ‘a citizen of the world.’