Education Abroad and Your Student's Career

Many students are able to navigate the internship and job search process successfully even though they may be abroad during recruiting season. Have your student consider these steps to stay on top of their career search:

  • Carefully consider program start and end dates to determine if they may conflict with internship dates.
  • List your study abroad program dates on your resume (under Education) before you depart so companies remember that you will be gone. Also consider listing your Skype ID under contact info.
  • Reach out to companies before you depart to learn more about positions and ask about alternate interview times or methods.
  • Use The Edge throughout your time abroad to apply for positions. Video interviewing is available through the UBCC when allowed by the company.
  • See a UBCC Career Coach before you depart or request a Skype appointment while abroad to help navigate conversations with recruiters.