To truly get the most out of your experience abroad, you should take some time to "unpack" your experience. It is not only important to think about what you did, but also what you learned from it and how you can apply that knowledge to future situations. A potential employer or graduate school committee member may not have studied abroad or understand the advantage that gives you. It's up to you to effectively communicate the skills and proficiencies you gained abroad and how those attributes can be transferred to the workplace or graduate school environment.
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Market Your International Experience
Work with a career counselor to market your international experience for employers and graduate schools by identifying skills learned abroad and articulating your experience on resumes and in interviews.
Reflect on the ways in which you used your strengths abroad to be successful. Share these examples with prospective employers in interviews.
GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information including Country Career Guides, corporate profiles and general career resources for over 30 countries.
GoldPASS is the University of Minnesota’s professional job, internship, and volunteer database for all schools except for the Carlson School of Management. The Carlson School of Management uses The Edge.