Organizations seek culturally diverse employees who work effectively in an increasingly global work place. Whether it’s an internship or a full-time job, an experience abroad will provide you with a rich and unique life experience.
Not only will working abroad enhance your résumé and provide valuable job experience, it will build your economic and geographic knowledge, cross-cultural communication skills, understanding of local customs and, perhaps, proficiency in a new language.
Before making the decision to relocate overseas, it is important to research all there is to know, including immigration rules and regulations. The Weston Career Center offers a variety of resources to help you research, prepare and find leads for internships and jobs overseas:
GoinGlobal covers employment market conditions, job search techniques and job sources by country as well as a compiling online job postings by country.
QS Global Workplace contains actual job and internship postings for MBA-level positions.
Working abroad is only one of several ways to get experience in international business. You might also consider working for a:
- U.S. firm that has a presence outside the U.S., is engaged in international business or has plans to expand internationally
- Multinational company in the U.S.
- Foreign firm inside the U.S.
- International government, educational or not-for-profit organization.
All these situations offer the potential for a future move to a location outside the U.S.
Career advising appointments can be made in person by stopping by the WCC, Knight Hall 210; via firstname.lastname@example.org; or at 314-935-5950.