‘Development sector is full of great opportunities for the young bright students and offers careers in a diverse set of domains at competitive salaries’, was the conclusion of a thoughtful convening “Development Unplugged’ at India Habitat Centre.
The event was attended by development professionals and organizations, placement representatives of Delhi University campus, academia, students and social entrepreneurs, and was organized by Youth Hub at Village Square in partnership with the Indian School of Development Management (ISDM).
‘Development Unplugged’ showcased the diversity of career opportunities in the sector in areas such as artificial Intelligence, data science, engineering, medicine, program management, marketing, business development, strategy development, talent management and behaviour change.
In fact, it was realized that there was no CV that was not relevant to the sector. And, the domains were equally vast and diverse. These were in areas such as health, nutrition, rural development, climate change, environment, technology, innovations. advocacy, agriculture, livelihoods, education, community collectives, and many more.
And, a vast array of the development organizations exist at the grassroots / community to national and international levels, think tanks and policy advocacy groups. Their compensations are comparable, sometimes even better than other sectors, based on skill-set, qualification, experience and the nature of the organization one chooses to join.
Development Deconstructed- Masterclass
A masterclass by Aditya Sethi, an investment banker in North America and Japan to a social technology leader and an entrepreneur in India provided a rare insight into his inspirational journey. His session offered the young audience a peek into the career of a young development professional across a wide variety of organisations, competitive compensation and the satisfaction of having made large scale impact.
In conversation with Young Development Changemakers: