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Seminars & Workshops

    Regional Workshops

    The LAC hosts regional workshops around the country on college campuses or meeting centers. These short seminars (6 hours of content) will bring experiences from the University of Minnesota together for others to learn from and share their expertise, pose questions, and discuss trends. Invite appropriate campus allies- these workshops will provide an arena for lively discussion and time allotted to sketch out the career integration roadmap for the next steps on your campus. Email Kim Hindbjorgen to find out more.


    Saturday, March 14- Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Diversity Abroad Conference

    Pre-conference workshop will be held Saturday afternoon from 3-6 pm, followed by a reception and will continue on Sunday morning from 9 am-12pm.

    Workshop Description

    Career Integration focuses on the career and life planning of students by communicating the cross-cultural and global needs of today's workforce.  Join us at our pre-conference workshop as we examine different ways to integrate career-interest discussions and touchpoints into our work within the field of education abroad and for the students we serve.  

    Discussion topics will include how to design and build programs that serve diverse populations and what are some of the unique motivations and needs of underrepresented students connecting experiences abroad into career planning.  We look to session participants to share and discuss different approaches and brainstorm ideas that can be utilized in the future.

    Workshop Presenters

    • Martha Johnson, Assistant Dean, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota 
    • Becky Hall, Director, Career Services Administration, University of Minnesota 
    • Mark Lenhart, Executive Director, CET Academic Programs 
    • Darin Smith-Gladdis, Regional Manager of Institutional Relations, CAPA:  The Global Network


    Complete our registration form.


    $225 per participant. Payable by check made out to Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota. Memo field: C/O Career Integration Workshop

    Send checks attention Anna Kerben, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota, 230 Heller Hall, 271 19th Ave. S.,  Minneapolis, MN 55455-0430.

    Campus Seminars

    We offer on-campus 1-day seminars to LAC affiliates. Learning Abroad Center and UofM Career Services staff members will come to your campus in order to facilitate a conversation between you and your career colleagues. LAC will provide you and your guests with an agenda tailored to the needs of your campus and its climate. Discussions will build off of experiences at the U and focused on action steps that can bring you to our office and institution’s goals. Speak to your institutional relations contact if you are interested in exploring this opportunity.


    LAC staff and UofM Career Services staff members' air travel, hotel (if necessary) and per diem expenses. The host education abroad office will be in charge of the invitation list (career counselors, advisers, faculty, staff, administrators), hospitality and space rental.


    Sample Workshop Schedule

    10:00 a.m.

    Opening remarks

    10:15 a.m.

    • History of Career Integration
    • UofM Best Practices
    • What worked on our campus
    • Programming
    • Curriculum Design
    • Identified problem & solution
    • Lessons learned

    1:00 p.m.

    Lunch break

    2:00 p.m.

    • Catalyst Questions (handouts and group work)
    • Break into groups—Work with UofM staff
    • Your campus—Current campus culture, climate, priorities
    • Next steps—Commitment to 1–2 manageable action items that you can execute when you return to your desk

    5:30 p.m.