Career Development

How do I articulate my study abroad experience in a job interview? What are the best ways to draw attention to study abroad on my resume or in a cover letter? These are great questions, and the Study Abroad Office – along side our colleagues in NC State’s Career Development Center – are eager to assist you in incorporating the invaluable skills and experiences you honed overseas in your next job search or other professional development opportunities.

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The Career Development Center’s Career Guide publication is a wealth of information for NC State students. In addition, the Career Development Center has resume examples and templates – including a Global Industry resume.

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One of NC State’s study abroad partner organizations, IES Abroad, has created a free Market Your Study Abroad Toolkit for students to use, as well as a Making the Most of Study Abroad: A Guide for the Career-Minded Student e-book.

AIFS, a study abroad provider organization, has created a free resource for returned students to use to reflect upon their study abroad experiences through a career development lens. Check out their Self-Directed Workbook for tips on how to translate your study abroad skills and experiences into interview talking points.

NCAIE’s Study Abroad: Now What? is a conference designed to bring former study abroad students together from across North Carolina to share their experiences. At this conference, there will be resume reviews and other helpful workshops on marketing your study abroad experiences to employers. The conference will be held in Talley Student Union on November 2, 2019! More information to all returned students will be shared by the Study Abroad Office in Fall 2019.

UnPACKing Study Abroad: Resumes, cover letters, and interviews

Watch this 5 minute overview of recommendations for how to best articulate your #PackAbroad skills and experiences to future employers.