Global Advantage: Career Prep for Globally Engaged Students

Join the units of NC State Global on Thursday, January 30th for an event that will teach you how to leverage your global experiences and cultural competence at career fairs and in the job hunt. Students will participate in their choice between two workshops – “Globalizing Your Elevator Pitch” or “Maximizing your Global Skills on your Resume/Cover Letter.” The breakout workshops will be followed by a panel discussion with alumni on how their global experiences helped them get to where they are today. The event will wrap up with a networking reception.

As a result of participating in this event, students will recognize international experience as a competitive advantage when job searching and develop skills to articulate its benefits. Students will get advice on the job search process from NC State alums who have been in their shoes and gain confidence through networking with NC State alums, staff, and fellow students in preparation for upcoming career fairs and future job searches.

  • 5:45 Check-in
    Hunt Library, Duke Energy Halls Lobby & IEI 4106
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m. Breakout Workshops
    ‘Globalizing’ your Elevator Pitch – IEI Room 4106
    Maximizing your Global Skills on your Resume/Cover Letter – Duke Energy Hall D
  • 6:50-7:30 p.m. Alumni Panel Discussion
    Duke Energy Halls A-B
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m. Networking Reception
    Duke Energy Hall C

Students will be able to attend one of the following interactive workshops:
  • ‘Globalizing’ your Elevator Pitch
    • Sell yourself verbally! Successful networking connections are a product of practiced skills in communication and persuasion–often in just a few minutes of time. Use these opportunities to pair your academic credentials with global experience to tell your own story. This workshop session focuses on understanding, crafting and rehearsing an individual introduction that could help you to make important personal connections in your career field.
  • Maximizing your Global Skills on your Resume/Cover Letter 
    • In this workshop, we will review considerations for how to maximize your global experience and skills in resumes and cover letters that will make you more attractive for U.S. employers. Students will work together to customize the skills they want to highlight, learn “dos’ and “don’ts” for their printed documents, and practice answering common interview questions that relate to international skills.

Former international students and study abroad alums will share about what they’re doing now, what their job search process was like, and how their international experiences have been a marketable strength. Have a question you’d like to ask? You can submit it below with your registration. The night of the event we will also have notecards for you to submit additional questions.

Business casual dress is encouraged.

Registration Closed