Resources Supporting Student Integration of Education Abroad Experience With Career Planning

First-time readers may not have seen this post and I hope will find the information useful. I’d amend the list to include “Career Integration Resources,” on the pages of the Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota: https://umnabroad.umn.edu. This list has been compiled from participants in three Career Integration conferences sponsored by the Center & CAPA in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Global Career Compass

Since I began writing and speaking on this topic about thirteen years ago, there has been an uptick in research – both academic and by large companies – and by several large private study abroad organizatons, to examine and reflect upon the importance of not merely viewing international experience as of intrinsic value to students.  That there could also be extrinsic value attached to study-internships-or service abroad that advanced a students’ employability.

These selected resources are important because they directly address how campuses and organizations can assist students to “see” the value-added benefits of their decision to go abroad.

We know that employers don’t view education abroad, by itself, as providing a graduate with some inherent advantage -they want and even insist, that students tell a meaningful story describing how their international experience has taught them how to be more culturally agile, more empathic, more linguistically competent (and confident), among…

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