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What is the UC Davis Global Career Development Series? 

The UC Davis Global Career Development Series is an ongoing event series hosted by the Global Learning Hub with the purpose of providing all students with additional global professional development resources and opportunities. This series will feature workshops, info sessions, panels, and webinars with a particular focus on global career development. Events are open to all. Learn more and register below for individual events or browse the archives for previously recorded events.

Schedule of Events

Global Learning Conference: Preparing for your Future in an Evolving World

  • Date/Time: Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Register

The Global Learning Conference: Preparing for your Future in an Evolving World offers many sessions and workshops with a strong focus on global career preparation or post-grad opportunities. We invite you to participate and learn how to translate your global experiences in your career development. Learn from global professionals, network with organizations, and connect with like-minded peers. See below for the Global Career Development-focused sessions that you’ll be able to attend if you register.

Global Learning & Career Development (Grad Student Focus): Join us for a panel conversation with students about their global learning experiences from a career development perspective, including global skills building, professional networks development, and global experiences that opened doors to career opportunities.

7 Recommendations for Attaining Your Career Goal (Grad Student Focus): This session will provide 7 recommendations to help students develop and attain their career goals. One important aspect of preparing for a successful career is developing goals that are consistent with a person's strengths and interests. Research, reflection, and strategy are necessary to developing these goals. This presentation is designed to offer advice in each of these areas related to creating and reaching a student's career goals.

Alumni Plenary: Global Learning Experiences at UC Davis and Career Impact: Come join us for an alumni plenary featuring a panel of several recent UC Davis alumni sharing their global learning experiences and how those have impacted their career paths. Panelists’ experiences include studying abroad, community-engagement fellowships, and on-campus internships. The panel will be facilitated by Allan Goodman, president of the Institute of International Education. Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs, will give opening remarks. 

Making Connections Networking Event: Join us for an interactive session where you will get to network with your fellow students as well as diverse professionals. This is a great opportunity to learn more about different career paths, meet like-minded students, and make connections with global professionals! Students will have the opportunity to pick which networking event they want to attend: 1. Entrepreneurship and Business 2. Education and Community Development 3. STEM 4. International Development, Public Service, and Government.

Perspectives on Going Abroad for Graduate School: Are you wondering what it’s like to attend graduate school abroad? Attending graduate school is a big decision and going abroad offers unique experiences and opportunities. In this session, we will hear from a panelist who completed their graduate studies in China, a UC Davis alum currently studying in the Netherlands, and an international student currently working on an M.S. here at UC Davis about all aspects of graduate studies abroad.

Peace Corps: Overview and Perspectives from Returned Volunteers: If you’re looking for a way to use your global skills after graduation (or in the future), the Peace Corps may be a good fit for you! This is an opportunity to hear directly from those with experience. This session will include an overview of the program and voices from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who will share their stories.

Protecting the People: Careers in Humanitarian Assistance: Jolynn Shoemaker, director of global engagements in Global Affairs, will interview long-time colleague, Sarah Petrin, an aid worker with experience in 20 countries over 20 years. We will talk about the education and fieldwork that can prepare students to work with various organizations on the protection of vulnerable people. We will also explore the different paths that are available to pursue a career in the field, and discuss our work together to support Women, Peace and Security.

Teaching English Abroad: Alumni Perspectives  Are you considering teaching English abroad after graduation? Did you know that there are private and government-sponsored programs that hire English teachers? Teaching English abroad offers work experience in another country, expansion of your professional network, and engagement with local communities in a meaningful way. Hear from students who taught English in Europe and Asia, and learn about their experiences, including program selection, application process, finances, and career advancement. 

Career Skills Plenary: Listen to three engaging presenters during this career skills plenary with action-oriented take-aways. Observe a live interview with a global HR recruiter about what global and intercultural skills are particularly relevant in today’s market. Listen to an advisor from the Internship and Career Center share tips on marketing your global experiences in your resume and watch a live demo of LinkedIn’s latest features to make your global profile stand out

Previously Recorded Events

Teach English in Spain!

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 10, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, North American Language and Culture Assistants Program
  • Watch on YouTube

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is an educational outreach initiative of the Spanish Ministry of Education through the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain. NALCAP offers grants to American college students and graduates, who are native speakers of English, with the opportunity to be an English teaching assistant (TA). Once in Spain, students will partner with elementary and secondary schools to provide backing to language programs as TAs under the supervision and guidance of teachers of English as a World/Foreign Language. Positions are offered all across Spain—running from October 1 – May 31 for most assignments. NALCAP recipients receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses of 700–1000 euros and medical insurance.

LinkedIn: Maximizing Your Global Career Search

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 27, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Watch on YouTube

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for advancing your career and connecting to professional opportunities. Building a compelling profile was an important first step, but it’s just the beginning! If you haven't started your LinkedIn profile yet or it needs a refresh, watch "Build Your Global Professional Brand Through LinkedIn". To gain advanced tips for putting your shiny new LinkedIn profile to use, join us for the next session in our LinkedIn Series. In this interactive workshop, special guest Ellison Weeks from LinkedIn will teach you how to:

  • Use LinkedIn’s robust job search tools
  • Grow your network with professionals across the globe
  • Effectively engage with your network through compelling outreach and follow-up
  • Improve your interview skills
  • Maximize your presence on the platform

Global Career Development Series: Global Career Panels

November 17-20, 2020. Cal Aggie Alumni Association has partnered with Global Affairs to present the Global Careers Panel Series. There will be six different panels offered during this week. Learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful career in their region of the world.

  1. Argentina, Brazil, Chile – Panelists and Recording
  2. Asia Pacific and Canada – Panelists and Recording
  3. Colombia, Mexico, Peru – Panelists and Recording
  4. Africa – Panelists and Recording
  5. Asia – Panelists and Recording
  6. Europe – Panelists and Recording

Graduate Study, Research, and Internship Opportunities in Germany with Funding

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub

Hear about Graduate-focused funding options in Germany through DAAD and the Humboldt Berlin Internship Program. DAAD offers scholarships for pursuing research, internships, a Master’s Degree, and to learn German. Humboldt Internship Program offers virtual and in-person research opportunities and offers a scholarship opportunity. Deadlines are soon for both programs so start gathering your application materials before the session or learn about opportunities for the future.

The presentation will be focused on graduate student opportunities through the DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service and Humboldt Internship Program in Berlin and will include information about application details, funding, research internship examples, program benefits, and more.

Peace Corps—Exploring Your Global Future

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Peace Corps

Peace Corps sends volunteers to serve in over 60 countries around the globe. Volunteers must be American citizens and come from all backgrounds to represent the diversity of America abroad. They work at a grassroots level in six different program areas—education, health, environment, youth development, agriculture and community economic development—for a period of 27 months. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, a monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits, and significant training. The Peace Corps provides loan deferment options and, after completing service, volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of over $9,000, lifetime eligibility for certain graduate school fellowships and one year of preferential hiring for federal positions. Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual panel to hear from returned Peace Corps volunteers and learn how the Peace Corps can help you explore your global future.

Build Your Global Professional Brand Through LinkedIn

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, LinkedIn
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

In this workshop, you will learn how and why to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your global experiences and personal career story to life. This session will offer specific tips on tailoring each section of your profile, and will particularly highlight ways to make your global transferable skills more prominent for potential employers. Ellison will share specific examples of profile phrases and languages that will help you build or enhance your profile. After this session, you will have all of the tools to begin or update your profile for a global audience.

Creating a Career Vision Workshop

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Amy Casey Azuma

This two-hour workshop is intended for undergraduate students who have an interest in applying their global experiences to help create a career vision for the future. We know how much global skills are needed, now more than ever: cross-cultural communication, seeing things from multiple perspectives, and creating interactions based in mutual respect and understanding. Keeping these in mind, it is always the right time to make time to reflect, re-set our career vision and imagine new possibilities. Whether you’re planning your first internship or looking for a new position, you can use this collective space to get clarity on your career visions and gain momentum by planning your next steps. There is no cost for this workshop. Participants should plan to have a notebook or paper for reflection and notes.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Germany

  • Date/Time: Monday, October 12, 2020, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

Undergraduate research is a great way to support your career preparation. As part of Undergraduate Research Week and the Global Career Development Series, the Global Learning Hub is hosting an info session with two of our partners in Germany that offer research internship programs. Hear about options for virtual and in-person research, fully-funded opportunities, as well as research projects where you can apply for a scholarship. STEM opportunities will also be discussed, as well as other fields like entrepreneurship, psychology, and music.

The presentation will be focused on undergraduate student opportunities through the DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service and Humboldt Internship Program in Berlin and will include information about application details, funding, research internship examples, program benefits, and more.

Teaching English Abroad

  • Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 2020, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PST
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

Are you considering teaching English abroad after graduation? Did you know that there are private and government sponsored programs that hire English teachers? Teaching English abroad offers opportunities to gain work experience in another country, build your professional network, and engage with local communities in a meaningful way. You will help your students learn and grow, all while living abroad and immersing yourself in the local culture. Hear from UC Davis alumni who taught English in Europe and Asia, and learn about their experiences, including program selection, application process, finances, and career advancement.

Making the Most of GoinGlobal—Expert-Created Resources to Fast Track Job and Internship Searches at Home and Abroad

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, GoinGlobal
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

As a UC Davis student or alumni, you can access GoinGlobal for free. Join this online demo with the president and founder of GoinGlobal to learn how this unique tool can enhance and support your career pursuits across town and around the world. The one-hour training will cover how to navigate the millions of global internship and job postings in the GoinGlobal database and will demo other career development resources. We will learn how to find online and remote opportunities and explore GoinGlobal’s constantly updated country and city career guides featuring information such as professional networking groups, country-specific resume guidelines, interview and cultural advice, industry trends and more!

Peace Corps—Helping You Prepare for Your Global Professional Future

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Peace Corps
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

Peace corps sends US citizens to over 60 countries that have requested help and we work at a grass-roots level in local communities for 27 months. We work in areas such as: education, environment, health, agriculture and development. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits and significant training. After serving in the Peace Corps, volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of over $9,000, lifetime eligibility for certain graduate school fellowships and one year of preferential hiring for federal positions, but most importantly, they have received a life changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual event to learn how the Peace Corps can help you prepare for your professional future!

Marketing Your Global Experiences

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Internship & Career Center,  UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

You’ve traveled, worked on global projects, developed comprehensive skills, and learned more than the average student. Let’s talk about marketing those experiences. Join Ken Barnes from the Internship and Career Center and Bineti Vitta from the Global Learning Hub for a conversation on developing a resume and marketing plan that highlights your hard work and global awareness.

Going Abroad for Graduate School, Panel

Hear from panelists who pursued graduate degrees abroad in Europe and Asia. Learn about their experiences navigating school selection, application, finances, academics, and daily life.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 12p.m. – 1p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

Are you considering graduate school? Did you know that many universities overseas offer graduate degree programs in English? Attending graduate school is a big decision and investment, but going abroad offers unique cultural experiences and opportunities that you may not find in the U.S. Hear from panelists who pursued graduate degrees abroad in Europe and Asia, and learn about their experiences, including school selection, application, finances, academics, and daily life.


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