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Integrating your Experience into your Future Career

Now that you are back from your international experience, spend some time evaluating the skills you gained while abroad.  After some self-evaluation, think about ways to articulate your experiences in job interviews, graduate school application processes, etc.  The packet and resource links below gives some tips, examples, and resources to help you.  The Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC) also gives some workshops and a focused transitions course on these topics.  Contact the GEC if you would like more information on a future workshop or course.

Writing Resumes/CVs for jobs in other countries

CV and Cover Letter Tips
http://www.wmin.ac.uk/PDF/CASE_CV_booklet_2008.pdf

Tips on Resumes for France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden
www.iagora.com/iwork/resumes

Japan
www.iuj.ac.jp/career/getstart/index.cfm?OpenPage=CultureResume&Tab=resumes

UK
http://Fie.org.uk/content/upload/documents/fieinternshiphandbook.pdf (pages 8-15)

Tips on Resumes and CVs for various European countries
http://www.eurograduate.com/planning.asp
www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/magazine/0201/Thompson.shtml

Tirps for writing a resume for a variety of countries
www.goinglobal.com/topic/resumes.asp

The Global Resume and CV Guide by Mary Anne Thompson

References for Information on CVs verses Resumes:

Other Career Resources

Work Abroad, Get Ahead: Nishi, Dennis: Wall Street Journal.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303901504577460961966354758.html?mod=WSJ_Careers_CareerJournal_9_1

Marketing your Study Abroad Experience; Career Services Center: Marquette University.
http://www.marquette.edu/csc/students/documents/StudyAbroad.pdf

How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience. Norton, Nancy. Ball State University:
http://www.bsu.edu/studyabroad/marketyourself/

 Marketing Study Abroad: Hachey, Jean Marc. How to Sell your Overseas Experience to Employers:
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/studyabroadmagazine/2006Fall/marketing_your_study_abroad.shtml

Resume Tips For Your International Experience; Learning Abroad Center: University of Minnesota.
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/assets/files/PDFs/students/returnedStudents/resumeTips.pdf

The Study Abroad Experience—Highlighting Your International Experience: Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.
https://ucso.indiana.edu/cgi-bin/students/careerResources/StudyAbroadExperience.doc

Marketing Your International Experience, St. Norbert College Career Services. http://www.snc.edu/career/docs/international.pdf

International Jobs, University of Texas-Austin Liberal Arts Career Services.
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/Students/International/Overview.php

Study Abroad Alumni handbook, Colorado State University.
http://www.studyabroad.colostate.edu/future-students.aspx

Australearn, Colorado Wyoming Study Abroad Returnee Conference Handbook. http://www.australearn.org/

UK Career Advice for International Students-
http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/careers-and-employability