The Centers for International Business Education and Research at The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University have collaborated to create a resource to:
- Help academic institutions and their students promote the business-relevant aspects of study abroad on resumes and in interviews
- Assist students in planning an international career
Below is a description of the two resources:
Promoting Study Abroad During Recruiting
Employers increasingly emphasize the importance of global skills and experience for executives; however, study abroad experience often seems to be undervalued by campus recruiters. Furthermore, resources on the topic of promoting study abroad to recruiters are very scarce. The Centers for International Business Education and Research at The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University CIBERs have collaborated to create the resource on this site.
In the discussion forum, study abroad and career services professionals, recruiters and students suggest strategies for designing and executing study abroad programs for maximum value relative to employment, and leveraging the study abroad experience during recruiting. While most of the contributors are from MSU’s Broad School of Business and UT’s McCombs School of Business, the recommendations are relevant to non-business disciplines as well.
The resource includes a videotaped workshop demonstrating a study abroad “unpacking” methodology developed at MSU, and the explanatory materials support application of the technique.
International Career Guide
Although many students are interested in international employment opportunities, they often don’t realize the realities of the international career path or the difficulties of finding an international position early in their careers. The discussion forum features recommendations by career service professionals to help students anticipate challenges and position themselves strategically, and the supplemental resources listed provide additional suggestions and identify international employment opportunities.
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