International Careers Panel Discussions, Fall 2013

International Employment Myths & Opportunities

Tues, Sept 17, 2013 | 6-7:30pm | Weill Hall (Ford School), Annenberg Auditorium

Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering or teaching abroad? Do you want to explore international careers? This session will introduce the International Career Pathways series, how to research options and timing of applications – note that some deadlines are in the fall!

International Internships for Undergraduates

Thurs, Sept 19, 2013 | 6-7:30pm | Michigan League, Vandenberg Room

This presentation will feature a panel of U-M faculty and staff who administer global internship programs, as well as undergraduate students who have participated in a wide range of internships abroad. Speakers will address both formal internship placement programs, as well as strategies for creating one's own internship.

Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships

Thurs, Sept 26, 2013 | 6-7:30pm | Michigan Union, Anderson D

Hear reports from U-M graduate/professional school students about their successful strategies for finding and applying to internships, either through formal programs or through creating one’s own internship.

Internships with the U.S. Department of State

Tues, Oct 1, 2013 | 6-7pm | Weill Hall (Ford School), Betty Ford Classroom, 1110

The U.S. Department of States offers over 1,000 summer internships at its embassies and missions throughout the world, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at facilities in approximately 20 other cities throughout the United States. A panel of University of Michigan students will share their experiences as Department of State interns this past summer, and Diplomat in Residence Michelle Jones will review the application process for this exciting and challenging program.

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad

Weds, Oct 2, 2013 | Noon-1:00pm | 1636 School of Social Work Building

This panel will cover funding options for overseas internships and research opportunities, for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Representatives of several U-M funding offices will provide information, and you will be able to meet with them individually.

Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students

Weds, Oct 2, 2013 | 6-8pm | Mason Hall 2306

Do you love studying languages and cultures, but are you worried about your job prospects? Attend the “Career Opportunities for Language Students” panel for ideas about and resources for how you can put your interest in language to work.

Global Environmental Careers

Fri, Oct 11, 2013 | 11:30am-1pm | 1040 Dana Building (School of Natural Resources and Environment)

Global environmental professionals will talk about their careers and provide advice to students on preparing for successful careers working internationally and on global environmental issues. Students will have an opportunity to speak with panelists one-on-one after the panel from 12:30-1pm. This event is sponsored by the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

International Internships for Engineers

Thurs, Oct 17, 2013 | 5-6:30pm | 1670 Beyster (CSE)

Engineering students: Are you interested in an international internship in your field? Come to this event co-sponsored by the Engineering Career Resource Center and International Programs in Engineering! Advisors from both offices will discuss strategies for securing an international internship. Representatives from international internship placement organizations will also discuss opportunities for 2014, and fellow engineering students will share their own overseas experiences interning abroad.

Fireside Chat on Global Careers in Engineering & Technology

Weds, Oct 23, 2013 | 5-6:30pm | Chrysler Center Lobby (North Campus)

Have you ever considered working abroad? Come to this fireside chat to learn more about international careers and internships from employers and students with experience working abroad. This event will feature company representatives who will share their experiences working internationally. In addition, several current engineering students will be on hand to speak about their international work experiences. Gain insight on how to find these opportunities and what it is really like to work abroad. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and network in a casual environment. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to attend. List of participating companies as well as RSVP will be available HERE from Monday, September 16th.

Careers in Global Health

Weds, Oct 23, 2013 | 5-7pm | Michigan Union, Anderson Room

Representatives from a range of global health sectors, including consulting, government, non-profit and development, 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 global health.

Teaching & Volunteering Abroad

Weds, Oct 23, 2013 | 7-8:30pm | 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 others) at the International Opportunities Fair the following day.

International Opportunities Fair

Thurs, Oct 24, 2013| 2-6pm | Michigan Union Ballroom

The International Opportunities Fair is a great way to connect with organizations with an international focus right here on campus! We expect 50-60 organizations and 400+ students to participate in the event.
The Fair includes:

  • Internships/Short-term Work Abroad Programs/Organizations
  • Study-Internship Programs/Organizations
  • Volunteer/Teaching Abroad Programs/Organizations
  • Graduate School Programs
  • Organizations with full-time positions (eg: government organizations with international focus)

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Peace Corps & Your Global Career

Thurs, Oct 24, 2013 | 7-8:30pm | International Center, Room 9

Find out from returned Peace Corps volunteers how Peace Corps can help prepare you for careers in international development, health or diplomacy.

Lost in Translation: Stories of Global Experiences

Thurs, Nov 7, 2013 | 7pm | North Quad, Space 2435

Join UM students, faculty, and staff in this first-time storytelling event as part of the ICP series. Audience members will get to listen to storytellers share about their international experiences. This event is similar to "The Moth" in which true stories are told in a live setting. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to attend.

Language: A Global Advantage in International Health & Development Work

Tues, Nov 12, 2013 | 6-8 pm | Palmer Commons, Forum Hall

Local language proficiency is a tremendous advantage for anyone working in international health and development. Whether or not you have already reached proficiency, new learning tools are making it possible to build on what you have or even pick up a new language, even if regular classroom study is not an option. This panel brings together experienced health & development professionals to share how their ability to work in other languages has helped them collaborate with international colleagues, establish trust and communication with patients and research subjects, and gain a better understanding of the realities of working across cultures.