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[international] International Career Panels and Fair this Week!

There are MANY international career-oriented events going on around campus this week! See below for descriptions of all – be sure to attend the SI-CDO Sponsored Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology tonight on North Campus!

Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
International Environmental Careers Panel - Wednesday October 20
Careers in Global Health - Wednesday, October 20
Teaching and Volunteering Abroad - Wednesday, October 20
The 2010-11 INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR - Thursday October 21
Peace Corps Information Meeting - Thursday October 21

Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – TONIGHT!
5:30 – 7:00pm (this event starts at 5:30pm, not Michigan Time)
Chrysler Center Lobby (North Campus)

This panel discussion regarding Global Careers in Engineering, Information and Technology will feature representatives from Schlumberger, Whirlpool, P3, Deloitte, IBM, IAESTE, AIESEC and an international student from India who had an internship in Shanghai. This panel is part of the International Career Pathways events, which brings University of Michigan students together with educators and employers to explore pathways to international careers through opportunities for significant experiences abroad (work, internships, volunteering and research abroad) and international education, both on-campus and abroad.

This event is co-sponsored by the UM School of Information - Career Development Office and the UM College of Engineering – Engineering Career Resource Center.

International Environmental Careers Panel
Wednesday October 20
3:00-4:30 PM
1040 Dana Building

A panel of environmental professionals working to address critical global environmental 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.

Panelists include:
UNDP, Division of the Global Environment Facility - Kevin Hill, Technical Advisor
USDA Forest Service, International Programs - Stephanie Otis, West Africa Program Specialist
Microcarbon Foundation - Tina Tam, Project Development Intern (Summer 2010, Beijing, China)

This event is sponsored by the UM School of Natural Resources and Environment

Careers in Global Health
Wednesday, October 20
5:00-6:30 PM
Michigan Union Anderson Room

Representatives from organizations 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.

Panelists include:
USAID - Gary Newton, U.S. Government Special Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
John Snow, Inc. - Mike Farabaugh, HIV&AIDS / Senior Advisor
CARE USA - Bethann Witcher Cottrell, Director of Child Health and Nutrition
University of Michigan North Campus Research Center - David Canter, Executive Director, North Campus Research Center, and past Director of Health Care Research, William Davidson Institute

This event is sponsored by the UM School of Public Health.


Teaching and Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, October 20
7:00-8:30 PM
Michigan Union Pond Room

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 many more) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day. Sponsored by the U-M International Center. Panelists include representatives from the following organizations:

Abroad China – internship and volunteer placements in China
CIEE Teach Abroad – teaching placements in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, S. Korea, Spain, Thailand
French Government Teaching Assistantship – year-long teaching placement throughout France
JET - teaching in Japan through the Japanese government
Peace Corps – teaching and volunteer placements in various countries
Training Express – teaching opportunities in Spain

Thursday October 21
2:00 to 6:00 PM
Michigan Union

Don’t miss this once-a-year event! The 8th annual International Opportunities Fair is a great way to start networking with organizations and kick-off your job and internship search! We expect nearly 70 organizations and 700+ students to participate in the event.

It’s not too soon to start your search for a summer internship or post-grad job! Some of the programs represented have deadlines in early November, including: UM-GIEU (Nov. 1); US State Department internships (Nov. 3); UM-MHIRT funded research positions (Nov. 12), JET--postgrad teaching in Japan, (Nov. 18), CDS internships in Germany, Spain & Argentina (Dec. 1).

To make the most of your time at this event, please check out the brand-new Quick Reference Guide at:

The International Center will have a table at the Fair, and we’ll be happy to help direct you to the most relevant organizations for your specific interests—feel free to e-mail us in advance with questions at icoverseas@umich.edu

Peace Corps Information Meeting
Thursday October 21
6:30-8:00 PM
International Center

Apply now to start in summer 2011

Inspired by last week’s events celebrating 50 years of Peace Corps at University of Michigan? Join Peace Corps for a General Information Session and learn about the Peace Corps application process, hear stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. If you are a senior and thinking about Peace Corps after graduation, now is a great time to start the application process which takes about 9-12 months. Almost all Peace Corps volunteers began their application process by attending a general information session. The information session is open to everyone; from freshmen to grad students to community members. If you are unable to attend, feel free to contact our office to set up an appointment to come in and have all your questions answered.

U-M Peace Corps Office
International Center Room 10
Office Hours: Mon: 9-12, Tue: 1-5, Wed: 3-5, Thu: 1-5, Fri: 9-12, or by Appointment
734 647 2182

These programs are UM International Career Pathways events.

Posted by kkowatch at October 19, 2010 10:33 AM


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