Several organizations promote international competitions that are opportunities to challenge, develop, and even earn awards that can enrich your resume.
Open international competitions:
1. ConnectHer Girls Impact the World Competition
Promoted by the ConnectHer organization, The Girls Impact the World film festival, it is an annual event that aims to bring to the fore world problems that women face, such as violence and maternal health.
To participate in the competition, you must be in High School or graduation. And the submission should consist of an original video, three to six minutes long, focusing on one or more of these issues.
Registration is open until January 20 and can be performed by the ConnectHer website.
2. Writing Contest of the International Monetary Fund Finance & Development
Open to Masters students (or masters degrees) from around the world, the International Monetary Fund competition seeks proposals for solutions to inequality.
The winning essay will be published in the magazine Finance & Development, an IMF publication, an organization in 189 countries. Among the criteria, the submitted material must have 1500 words or less. To participate, please submit your essay with full name, curriculum and university to fanddcompetition@imf. org by January 31st.
3. Kellogg - Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investment Challenge
The Sustainable Investment Challenge is an initiative that seeks to identify proposals for new investment strategies that take into account the current major global challenges related to sustainability.
Graduating students from all over the world can participate - as long as they are organized in teams of no more than four members (all of whom must be enrolled in a degree program).
Among the winners, the first place takes $ 10, 000 and the second place, $ 5, 000. In addition, the winning team will present a panel at a conference of 3, 500 people focused on the world's major problems. Registration is open until February 1 and can be held online.
4. Program GlobalGiving Accelerator
GlobalGiving is dedicated to accelerating organizations and connecting donors to projects. In its acceleration program, whose registrations are open, it offers support in the development of entrepreneurs' skills, gives access to tools and encourages the creation of a support network (including financial) of the enterprise.
Any institution, anywhere in the world, that is non - profitable is eligible to participate in the selection. Among the benefits are around $ 30, 000 in funds and prizes. In addition, ventures that achieve at least $ 5, 000 from one of the 40 donors to be presented by GlobalGiving are permanently associated with the network, receive a media kit, certificate and other opportunities for disclosure.
The next deadline for application analysis in the first half of 2019 is February 1, but the organization is accepting applications continuously. Apply online here.
5. Rice Business Plan Competition
Rice Business Plan is a competition aimed at newly graduated entrepreneurs or trainees - including in PhD, MBA and Masters, among others. Its purpose is to provide entrepreneurial ecosystem experience, networking opportunities and investor contact and feedback. Those who participate also have a chance to win from $ 500 to $ 300, 000.
Participating startups need to fit into one of four categories: energy / clean technology, technology, life sciences, and other innovations (such as nanotechnology and advanced materials).
In order to be selected for the competition, ventures must comply with the participation criteria. Among them: have at least two students, completing their courses or have graduated from July 1, 2018. Apply for the contest website until February 10.
6. Emerging Technologist Abi Award
Entries are open for Emerging Technologist Abi, an award conceived by the Anita Borg organization - which bears the name of the American scientist - that aims to bring to the fore cases of women who act in technology and use creativity to solve problems.
Women in the first 10 years of employment, employed by profit - making, non - profit and government institutions, can participate in the initiative. Among the areas covered, are software development, research & development and engineering, or that work with functions that require expertise and deep technical expertise.
Winners will be honored at a celebration, in addition to receiving a cash prize. To participate, you must submit a set of required documents - such as a resume.
SOURCE: Na Prática. org