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Fall International Career Pathyways Events

Every fall, the various UM Career Services Office collaborate to put on a series of workshops and a career fair focusing on international internship and job opportunities. See below for the full listing of events that I highly suggest you attend!

Full online listing: http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series/index.html

International Careers Panel Discussions

We are pleased to host a series that brings students and professionals together to discuss international career options, work/internship abroad opportunities and graduate programs. These discussions will take place in September and October, 2009.

Discussion panels list | Panel Session Descriptions | Student registration
Discussion Panels

Wednesday, September 16, 7:00-8:30 PM - International Employment Myths and Opportunities
Tuesday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 PM - Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Tuesday, September 29, Noon-1:00 PM - Funding for Internships and Research Abroad
Wednesday, September 30, Noon-1:00 PM - Graduate Employment Opportunities for U.S. Citizens in International Organizations
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 PM - Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Wednesday, October 7, 6:00-8:00 PM - Getting Beyond “Awesome”: Marketing Your International Experience to Employers
Thursday, October 15, 6:00-7:30 PM - Careers & Internships in U.S. Government Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, October 21, 1:00-2:30 PM - International Careers in Climate Change
Wednesday, October 21, 5:00-6:30 PM - Careers in Global Health
Wednesday October 21, 6:00-8:00 PM - Global Careers in Engineering and Technology
Wednesday, October 21, 7:00-8:00 PM - Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Thursday, October 22, 2:00-6:00 PM - INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Thursday, October 22, 7:00-8:30 PM - Peace Corps and Your International Career

Panels Session Descriptions

International Employment Myths & Opportunities
Wednesday September 16, 7:00-8:30 PM
Vandenberg Room, Michigan League

Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering or teaching abroad? Do you want to explore international careers? This session will introduce the International Career Pathways series, how to research options and timing of applications – note that some deadlines are in the fall!
Session sponsors: Career Center and International Center

Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Tuesday September 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
Hussey Room, Michigan League

Hear reports from U-M graduate/professional school students about their successful strategies for finding and applying to internships, either through formal programs or through creating one’s own internship.
Session sponsors: Career Center and International Center

Funding for Internships and Research Abroad
Tuesday September 29, Noon-1:00 PM
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

This panel will cover funding options for overseas internships and research opportunities, for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Representatives of several U-M funding offices will provide information, and you will be able to meet with them individually.
Session sponsors: Center for Global Health, International Center and International Institute

Graduate Employment Opportunities for U.S. Citizens in International Organizations
Wednesday, September 30, Noon-1:00 PM
Room 1230, Weill Hall (Ford School)

Interested in job opportunities with the UN? The US State Department offers information and assistance to US citizens with graduate degrees seeking employment within the UN and other international organizations. Attend this session to hear from State Department staff about UN employment opportunities.
Session sponsor: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 PM
Modern Languages Bldg, Lecture Room 1

Do you love studying languages and cultures, but are you worried what you'll "do with it" after graduation? Attend the "Career Opportunities for Language Students" panel for ideas about how you can put your interest in language to work.
Session sponsor: Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center

Getting Beyond “Awesome”: Marketing Your International Experience to Employers
Wednesday October 7, 6:00-8:00 PM
Room 1303, EECS (North Campus)

Maximize your international experience! Develop strategies and techniques in this interactive workshop to help you successfully market your study, work, internship or volunteer abroad skills and experience to employers.
Session sponsors: Career Center, Center for International Business Education and International Programs in Engineering

Careers & Internships in U.S. Government Foreign Affairs
Thursday, October 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
Room 1120, Weill Hall (Ford School)

Interested in a career formulating, representing, or implementing US foreign policy? This panel featuring UM’s Diplomat-in-Residence, student interns and returned Peace Corps volunteers will talk about the foreign and civil service opportunities within the State Department and other federal agencies. Please note that US government agencies require U.S. citizenship. The deadline for summer internships is November 1.
Session sponsor: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

International Careers in Climate Change
Wednesday October 21, 1:00-2:30 PM, followed by informal networking with the panelists
Room 1040, Dana (School of Natural Resources and the Environment)

A panel of environmental professionals working to address critical global climate change issues will discuss career opportunities in this emerging field. Learn how their careers developed, what skills and experiences are critical to work in this field, get advice on pursuing similar careers, and ask questions of the panelists. After the panel event, students will have the opportunity (from 2:30-3:30 pm) to chat one on one and to network with panelists.
Session sponsor: School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Careers in Global Health
Wednesday October 21, 5:00-6:30 PM
Michigan Union

Staff members from organizations and U-M faculty members involved in various aspects of international health and humanitarian relief will share the paths they took to reach their current positions, as well as discuss the key elements to preparing for a successful career in international health.
Session sponsors: Center for Global Health, School of Public Health and School of Social Work

Global Careers in Engineering & Technology
Wednesday October 21, 6:00-8:00 PM
Chrysler Commons Lobby (North Campus)

Join us as employers and alumni discuss their international experiences in engineering and technology at a fireside chat. Speakers will provide insight into careers in engineering and technology in an informal setting and discuss ways for students to prepare for international opportunities within these fields.
Session sponsors: Engineering Career Resource Center and International Programs in Engineering

Teaching and Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday Oct. 21, 7:00-8:00 PM
Michigan Union

Programs for teaching and volunteering abroad offer a vast range of opportunities in fields such as health, social work, natural resources and teaching English. Positions are available for undergraduate and graduate/professional students, as well as for those about to graduate. Find out about some well-established programs and follow up with their representatives (and others) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day.
Session sponsors: Career Center and International Center

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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22, 2:00-6:00 PM
MICHIGAN UNION

Meet with representatives of 50+ organizations to explore options for work, internships, volunteering and teaching abroad, as well as opportunities for international careers.

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Peace Corps and Your International Career
Thursday Oct. 22rd, 7:00-8:30 PM
Michigan Union

Find out from returned Peace Corps volunteers how Peace Corps can help prepare you for careers in international development, health or diplomacy.
Session sponsors: International Center and Peace Corps Office

Student Registration

UM-Ann Arbor Students
o Registration will be on-site at each program
o There is no registration fee
o Bring your student ID

Non-UM-Ann Arbor Students
o This event is for UM-Ann Arbor students and alumni/ae
o There is no registration fee for the International Program Series
o Interviews scheduled to be conducted at The Career Center are for UM-Ann Arbor students only

Posted by kkowatch at September 14, 2009 10:50 AM

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