Once you've found an alum you would like to connect with on Ask-an-Alum (see our practical guide for Ask-an-Alum) you're ready to write your first message.
This is the part of the process which many people feel anxious about. But don’t worry – with the right preparation, you can make it easier and improve your chances of success.
Like you did in 2016, I'm studying MA Gender & Development at IDS and would like to know more about working for UN Women. How did you get started? Can you give me any advice on routes in?
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Once you've made contact, the next step, might be to arrange a conversation for advice or knowledge sharing. This is where you can dig a little deeper and find out more. You should:-
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