International Career Pathways (ICP)

ICP 2020

The International Career Pathways network brings University of Michigan students together with educators and employers to explore pathways to global careers through opportunities for significant experiences abroad (work, internships, volunteering and research abroad) and international education, both on-campus and abroad. 

International Career Pathways consists of:

Contact Email: icpseries@umich.edu

More information about this year’s International Career Pathways series is coming soon! Sessions will be added as they’re finalized, so please check back, again, later.

If you’re a department and would like one of your sessions added to this list, please complete this brief form.

International Career Pathways Sessions, Fall 2020

Program in International and Comparative Studies International Studies Virtual Alumni Career Panel

Sponsor: Program in International and Comparative Studies
Monday, September 28, 2020 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Via Zoom

This virtual alumni panel will showcase and celebrate the university’s rich history of contributions made by International Studies alumni, while providing valuable insight for current students as they start to develop their own career paths. International Studies is one of the largest majors in the College of LSA, with over 2000 accomplished alumni worldwide. International Studies graduates pursue numerous career paths, many going on to work with corporations, non-profits, or government agencies, as well as progressing directly on to graduate school.

Register for the Zoom Webinar

Introduction to Life in the Foreign Service

Sponsor: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Via Zoom

This session will be offered to University of Michigan students by Diplomat in Residence, Lou Fintor. Come and learn about what to expect, skills needed to become a Foreign Service Officer, Officer Selection Process and Test, and more.

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LSA Bonderman Fellowship Info Session

Sponsor: Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Via Zoom

The Bonderman Fellowship offers 4 graduating University of Michigan LSA (Literature, Science and the Arts) seniors $20,000 to travel the world. They must travel to at least 6 countries in 2 regions over the course of 8 months and are expected to immerse themselves in independent and enriching explorations.

Come to a Bonderman information session to learn more about the fellowship and how to apply!

Zoom Link

TESOL Certificate at UM-Flint

Sponsor: UM-Flint College of Arts & Sciences
Monday, October 12, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Learn about the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program at UM-Flint! Presented by Dr. Emily Feuerherm, this online session will cover coursework, employment outlook after graduation, alumni success stories, and more!

RSVP Here

Navigating the U.S. Job Search for International Students

Sponsors: University Career Center, International Center
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Via Zoom

Do you plan to work in the United States after finishing your degree? This program is designed to help international students maximize their chances of finding employment in the U.S. We'll discuss how to put together an effective job search and provide an overview of immigration regulations pertinent to international students, and University Career Center services that are available to you on this campus.

Register for the virtual presentation via Handshake here.

Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control: Challenges, Opportunities, and Careers

Sponsor: Program in International and Comparative Studies
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Via Zoom

This is a PICS Career Event.

The international community faces no shortage of challenges when it comes to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. The crisis in US-Russia relations, the slow pace of nuclear disarmament, the future of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and the emergence of new technologies with military applications–these are just a few of the issues that nuclear policy professionals are working to address today. Each of these problems will require creative ideas and novel methodological approaches to surmount. This talk will highlight different opportunities and career paths for students who may wish to contribute to this process. It will focus in particular on the need for greater diversity, including gender diversity, among experts and practitioners in this field. All students, regardless of their level of knowledge of nonproliferation, disarmament, or arms control, are welcome to attend. Questions are strongly encouraged!

Please note: This session will be held virtually EST through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to students, but registration is required. Once you've registered the joining information will be sent to your email.

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Sarah Bidgood is the director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. She also leads the Center’s Young Women in Nonproliferation Initiative. Much of her work focuses on identifying opportunities to revive US-Russia nonproliferation cooperation and arms control today. She is the co-editor of Once and Future Partners: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Nonproliferation, which was published in 2018.

International Opportunities Fair

Sponsors: University Career Center, International Center
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Via Handshake

The International Opportunities Fair is an annual fair focusing on the following types of opportunities:

  • Internships Abroad
  • Volunteering Abroad
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Post Graduation Opportunities
  • Grants/Fellowships/Scholarships

This year, the fair will be held virtually, via Handshake!

Global Health Career Panel

Sponsors: School of Nursing, School of Public Health
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Via Zoom

Global health offers a range of career possibilities, from academia, to the non-profit, governmental, and for-profit sectors. Come hear about some career opportunities and learn how to better prepare for the global health careers of the future.

Register to receive Zoom link

Careers in International Organizations, Development, Nonprofits, and Journalism

Sponsor: Program in International and Comparative Studies
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Via Zoom

This is a PICS Career Event.

Laura Bullon-Cassis' career in environmental and international affairs spans three continents and several fields, including nonprofits, research, journalism, and international organizations. In this session, she will share some lessons learned and best practices gathered through her own career and impart advice to students on how to navigate a career in international affairs/development -- be it in think tanks, journalism, or NGOs. She will share advice on how students can prepare themselves for an international career while in college, how to figure out what sort of job/organization would suit them in this broad field, and what skills and aptitudes are required. Laura will address how to get started with a career in international organizations, including the various paths to entry that are available to young people, and the challenges the field is facing in the current geopolitical context. Please note: This session will be held virtually EST through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to students, but registration is required. Once you've registered the joining information will be sent to your email.

Register Here

Laura Bullon-Cassis' career in environmental and international affairs spans three continents and several fields, including nonprofits, research, journalism, and international organizations. She has held roles at the United Nations University in Tokyo, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in New York City, as well as several nonprofits. She has written on global governance and social movements for media outlets such as Open Democracy and The Global Journal and, as a writer for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Reporting Services, she attends and reports on environmental summits and negotiations worldwide, including the UN Climate Action Summit, the High-level Political Forums on Sustainable Development, the Circular Economy Forums, and the United Nations Environment Assemblies. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Media, Culture and Communications at New York University, where she is working on a thesis on youth activism in United Nations climate change summits. She holds an MSc in Global Politics and a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Teaching English Abroad After Graduation

Sponsors: English Language Institute, International Center
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM | Via Zoom

Teaching English abroad can be a cost-effective way to spend a year (or two!) immersing yourself in another culture after graduation. There are many ways to go about teaching English abroad, so we invite you to join us for a session that will cover topics including things to know about teaching English abroad, opportunities to do so (primarily beginning in 2021 and beyond), and how to prepare for the experience while still a student at U-M! Register here.

Coming Soon

The University Career Center and the International Center are pleased to host the 17th annual International Opportunities Fair, an event that brings students and representatives of organizations together to explore:

  • Internships Abroad
  • Volunteering Abroad
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Post Graduation Opportunities
  • Grants/Fellowships/Scholarships

The fair will be held virtually from 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

Information for Organizations

Registration for Organizations

  • Have a Handshake account? Click the "Register" button in the upper right corner
  • New to Handshake? Create a Handshake account. Once the University Career Center approves your account you'll be able to login and register for the Fair.

Information for Students

Information for Students