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Using International Study to Advance Career Goals LoriAnn Edinborough Program Director, Global Internship Initiatives The Career Center
Making the Connection Only 1% of all students enrolled at institutions of higher education in the United States study abroad* (*NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2010) Studying Abroad will develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide To an employer and graduate schools, your experience sets you apart from other students: Self Motivated Independent Cultural Sensitivity Negotiating another culture Acquiring additional language Do be cautious about touting too much of the travel/enjoyment aspect over the learning and development aspect!.
Goals and Expectations from study abroad in regards to your future plans… Clarify your goals for studying abroad and how they will impact your future plans Determine what you want to gain from your Study Abroad experience Think about how you might want to use that in your future plans
“To Do” Lists BEFORE DURING AFTER Your Experience Abroad
“To-Do List” BEFORE departure… ▫Connect with Alums in the country LinkedIn Alumni Clubs myNotre Dame – Alumni Directory ▫Connect with Recruiters on GoIRISH
LinkedIn LinkedIn: Join the Notre Dame Alumni Network on LinkedIn. This system allows you to use the power of the ND alumni network to reach professionals outside the Notre Dame family. Over 29,000 members in the Notre Dame Alumni Network on LinkedIn Join other Notre Dame International Groups: ND Alumni Abroad www.linkedin.com
Alumni Networking Resources myNotre Dame- Secure online directory for Notre Dame Alumni Alumni Clubs-Notre Dame’s alumni are some of the most loyal alumni in the world. Connecting with alumni provides students with an excellent network of contacts. http://www.nd.edu/
U.S. Companies Abroad Uniworld consists of two online directories containing information and contacts for multinational corporations. Directories includes a list of American Firms operating overseas and Foreign Firms operating in the U.S. (Online Library) Go IRISH Select the “Employers” tab and enter the name of the organization you are targeting into the keyword search. http://careercenter.nd.edu/
“To-Do List” while Abroad… Immerse yourself into the Language and Culture Be open to building new relationships – more than networking Volunteer Connect with Professors and Administration Job Shadow Conduct Informational Interviews Explore opportunities for an internship
“To-Do List” while Abroad… Since you will be off-campus you can still utilize may resources: ▫Virtual or phone appointments with counselors ▫Applying on-line through Go IRISH Don’t sign up for on-campus interviews though – work with recruiter for a specified time for phone or Skype interviews Emailing contacts on Go-IRISH about being abroad ▫On-Line Library and other on-line resources
“To-Do List” AFTER Studying Abroad Stay in touch with your network of new International Friends and Contacts ▫Monthly e-mails sharing updates on your life Questions to consider when seeking an International Internship: IndustryJob Function HousingFunding Location Work Visas and Permits
Resources for Job and Internship Search Go IRISH and On- Campus Events Career Center website Undergraduates: Internships ▫Internships in the Following Fields International ▫Career Center On-line Library Going GlobalUniworld Career SearchJob Central/US.Jobs
Tout Skills you’ve Gained cross-cultural communication skills flexibility understanding of cultural contexts ability to adapt to new circumstances and deal with differences developed view of the world outside the U.S., globally minded independence self-confidence
Market your International Experience Make note of your study abroad experience on your resume Make note of your language skills and fluency level Make note of all your International Experience by combining into one section COMMUNICATE to Employers you have International experience and language Skills
EDUCATIONUNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAMENotre Dame, IN Bachelor of ArtsMay 20xx Major: Psychology Major GPA: 3.51/4.0, Overall GPA: 3.27/4.0 Dean’s Honor List Fall 20xx, Spring 20xx ST. PATRICK’S COLLEGE Maymouth, Ireland Notre Dame year of foreign study Fall 20xx- Spring 20xx Resume Examples Highlighting your International Experience
EDUCATION University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN May 20xx Bachelor of ArtsMajor: French and Italian GPA: 3.2 John Cabot UniversityRome, Italy Fall 20xx Semester Abroad L’Alliance FrançaiseParis, France Summer 20xx Six week Language/Cultural immersion American School of Santo DomingoDominican Republic June 20xx High School GPA: 4.0; 1 of 25 Valedictorian HONORS International Hesburgh Scholar - One of the top 40 international students Delegation President, Model United Nations- Oct. 20xx Selected to speak at closing ceremony SKILLS Language: Native Spanish speaker, fluent in English, Proficient in French Computer: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access
Remember funding resources for internships… Career Center and other campus sources for Summer Internship funding Careercenter.nd.edu
Summary Immerse Yourself Gather Information Network Market and Communicate International experience and skills set
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