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Showcasing Study Abroad on your Resume University Career Center Thursday, October 16, 2014
Think about your experience… What did you do? What important lessons did you learn? What skills did you gain/enhance? What did you learn about yourself?
Connect it to the working world Focus on the transferable skills/experiences Skills employers look for: Teamwork Communication/Interpersonal skills Flexibility/Adaptability Analytical skills Initiative Problem solving
Create statements for your resume Use action verbs: www.quintcareers.com/action_skillswww.quintcareers.com/action_skills Highlight the most relevant/strongest accomplishments Think about what skills relate to the job most Quantify when possible Ensure tensing matches with date
Examples Education Longwood University, Farmville, VA Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, May 2015 Concentration: Spanish Minor: French Semester Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Fall 2014 Strengthened knowledge of the Spanish language and culture Adapted quickly to a new environment and customs Established relationships with host family and community members Taught English to a classroom of ten children daily by creating lessons and activities
Examples Continued International Experience Semester Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Fall 2014 Adapted quickly to a new environment and customs Established relationships with host family and community members through communication skills Summer Trip, Paris, France, July 2014 Traveled for two weeks with a group of four to explore French culture Strengthened language skills and knowledge of French culture Initiated activities for group each day and planned schedule
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