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Career Networking

Think strategicially about how study abroad fits into your long-term professional goals. Reflect on the relationships you made while abroad. Stay in touch with your friends and colleagues from China or India. Reach out to Alliance students from other sites and study terms.

Don’t forget to put your study abroad experience on your resume! Specific examples from an internship or research project are great talking points in interviews and can highlight cross-cultural competency as well as other important qualities and skills.

Think about these qualities you might have developed:

  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • Self-confidence
  • Open-mindedness
  • Assertiveness
  • Motivation
  • Resourcefulness
  • Curiosity
  • Resilience
  • Patience
  • Independence

Consider these skills you might also have acquired:

  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Organization
  • Ability to multitask
  • Time management
  • Language proficiency
  • Interpersonal relationship building
  • Active listening
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Knowledge of political, social & economic issues
  • Capacity to solve problems

The resources below provide further career, resume, and interview tips:

http://www.gooverseas.com/blog/study-abroad-resume-tips

http://www.studyabroad.com/articles/using-study-abroad-in-a-job-interview.aspx

http://www.ifsa-butler.org/for-alumni/leveraging-your-experience.html

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