Do you know what Justin Trudeau did before becoming prime minister of Canada?
How about George Weah, president of Liberia?
Trudeau was a teacher, and Weah was a professional soccer player (footballer, for our European audience) with A.C. Milan.
Many people are well aware of Donald Trump’s first career before becoming president of the United States (real estate professional, for those don’t remember), but you’re probably not as well versed in the first positions the rest of the world’s leaders held in their professional lives.
Military- and education-based professions were the most popular, with 34 world leaders having worked in these areas. On the other hand, only one leader has worked in the following professional fields: “math and science,” “economics,” “not for profit,” “religion and spirituality,” “service” and “social sciences.”
Here are a few interesting first jobs: Guatemala’s Jimmy Morales started out as a comedian, Mongolia’s Khaltmaagiin Battulga was a professional wrestler and Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani is a former anthropology professor.
See all the interactive continent maps here, to find out where 197 of the world’s leaders started their professional lives.
Are you looking to land your first role in the communications world? The U.S. Green Building Council seeks a communications intern in Washington, D.C.
It summarizes the role:
The Communications Intern will gain valuable insight into the world of non-profit public relations and communications by working directly with the USGBC Marketing & Communications team. Overall responsibilities will include content development for online articles, fact checking and research, assisting with the development of social media content, assisting with planning for and production of multimedia assets, development of messaging materials for PR campaigns and announcements, and support of the production of the USGBC+ member magazine. Interns will be encouraged to participate in planning meetings and contribute their ideas to marketing & communications plans and initiatives. This unpaid internship is based out of our D.C. Headquarters.
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