One of my favorite events of the fall is coming up next Thursday, September 19th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Vaughn Center Lobby—the Study Abroad Fair. Stop by and check out all the dozens of places that you can go to learn and experience another culture at the same time. Career-wise (after all, this is the Career Services blog!), once you get back, it’s important that you begin to think about how you can translate this experience to an employer—what did you learn and what skills did you acquire that will set you apart from other candidates?
Plan to spend some time reflecting on the time spent overseas and what you learned from the experience and how you changed. Be prepared to discuss the skills, credentials, and awareness you gained, as this can be attractive to potential employers. The skills most frequently mentioned are Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, and Intrapersonal Skills.
The Office of Career Services has prepared a handout on Marketing Your International Experience which will help you to translate your study abroad experience onto your resume and into your interviews. It will be featured on our website soon (www.ut.edu/career), but in the meantime, feel free to stop in and pick one up!
Veel geluk! Bonne chance! Boa sorte! Noroc!
Guid Luck! Buona fortuna!
祝你好運 (zhù nǐ háoyùn) Viel Glück!