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There are different ways to use ones MUN experience into a career, but they depend on the position that the individual is taking up; being either as a delegate, chair, journalist at a press committee, an organizer, secretary general, and etc.
How to Turn One's MUN Experience into a Career as a Delegate
In a fast globalizing world, international politics are quickly becoming the politics that matter for international businesses, energy security, food and water supplies, combat climate change and etc. Besides giving an extra boost in one's CV, having Model UN experience gives practical insights and knowledge to how international politics work what to pay attention to in one's line of work.
Schools and university teach students only until a certain extent about how the international stage practically works and how to work in an international atmosphere, the rest has to be acquired through other means, and Model UN being a fun and effective way of learning more.
Additionally, MUN gives delegates life experience in how to debate, research and communicate with people from across the world.
... as a Chair
Chairs acquire a different type of experience than delegates, as they are the ones who have to make the most research for the committee and invest more time.
Chairing a committee is especially important to those who plan to work in an international organization, who have to have a neutral position on an issue and know how to treat delegates and country representatives neutrally and know the rules of procedure by heart.
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How to Turn One's MUN Experience into a Career as a Press Committee Journalist
If one would like to pursue a career in journalism or media and communications, then the press committee is the right Model UN committee to be part of.
The press provide practical experience for all delegates and those organizing the committee, as the conference creates the political atmosphere for the journalist to hunt for the news, interview delegates, write the news and sometimes even cover them through videos. See the example bellow.
Besides the experience, most of the work done stays online, which can be used as an example of one's work for a potential employer.
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The role of a conference is very demanding and requires a lot of commitment and responsibility. Besides a great addition to one's CV, being an organizer gives the person experience in marketing, leadership, organization, sponsor hunting,, team building, answer delegates and applications, networking, and etc.
Not only being an organizer is fun, but the two most important skills that one can acquire is how to communicate with people from across the world and the networking that can be done.
... as Secretary General
Perhaps the most demanding position in a conference is being Secretary General, it requires a long set of skills, mainly experience and leadership.
However, besides the great CV addition, the position allows the individual to learn a lot and acquire skills such as networking, email writing skills and responsibility (very important), communicate with sponsors and speakers, problem solving, and foremost, creativity.
Here are some more information about being an organizer and and Secretary General: