After graduating from the MA programme, I first worked for a local NGO for some time and then moved to Geneva, where I am currently working for a UN agency in the field of migration. While my current work does not necessarily revolve around reading source material from the past, I still heavily rely on the skill set that I was able to develop during my studies. This includes the ability to do thorough research, constructing and advancing a sound argument and communicating complex ideas to audiences. The programme will also expose students to different subjects and methodologies, which will give them the intellectual curiosity and agility that will later help them steer their professional careers in the right direction, be it within or outside academia. For those interested in pursuing an international career after university, I recommend taking advantage of the possibility provided by the programme to learn new languages and to gain professional experience alongside their studies, either through jobs, internships or volunteering. Finally, graduates should not be put off applying to positions that are not directly targeted at their academic background—patience, persistence and the right mindset will eventually pay off!