Learning Abroad Center

Fall 2013 Education Abroad Network (EAN) Meeting

UMTC Education Abroad Network Fall Meeting

October 30, 2013, 1-2:30 p.m. (refreshments available from 1-1:15 p.m.), 402 Walter Library

Meeting Description

International Experience = Jobs Back Home? How Learning Abroad and Careers Connect

Come join us as we learn about the Learning Abroad Center’s new Career Integration initiative that focuses on the relationship between experience abroad and career/life planning.  This initiative will culminate in a Career Integration Conference hosted by the Learning Abroad Center and the GPS Alliance at the University of Minnesota on July 21-22, 2014.

Building upon the proven methodology of engaging partners through the University of Minnesota’s Curriculum Integration model, Career Integration utilizes the expertise of campus partners (you!) and seeks to help students to identify, connect, and communicate the impact of their experience abroad on their career goals.  

Provide feedback and help generate ideas on how to further integrate the connection between learning abroad and careers into current career and advising structures. Ample time will be reserved for audience engagement and Q&A.  

Come join us to learn more about this new initiative and provide feedback and help generate ideas.  


PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)

Martha Johnson, Assistant Dean, Learning Abroad Center

  • Overview of Career Integration

Becky Hall, Career Services Administration

  • Employer partner perspectives - educating employers and helping students reflect and communicate

Christine Anderson, Assistant Director, Learning Abroad Center

  • Overview of Global Identity course

Amanda Fischer and Lindsey Lahr, Learning Abroad Center

  • Overview of career-related student advising resources


Meeting Resources

Career Integration information for faculty and staff

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional, one-credit, online course that helps students process their international experience and apply what they've learned upon their return. The course helps students reflect on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and market your time abroad to future careers.

Career Information for students, including "How Learning Abroad and Careers Connect"