Career-Related Sessions and Events

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Registration

career centerThe NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. May 26-31 is the best international education opportunity of the year. The NAFSA Career Center is the premier place for international educators to advance their careers, receive support, and network. The Career Center is in room 147 A and B in the Washington Convention Center.

Get the most up-to-date information about the Career Center year-round by following @NAFSAjobs.

NAFSA Job Registry

Employers: Until May 17, enjoy $55 savings on every position you post. Take advantage of this opportunity by using promo code NAFSAJOBS19 at checkout. When employers post a job on the Job Registry, it allows them to review the substantial resume database of jobseekers. Employers can use the promo offer and take advantage of the Conference Job Posting Package (member price $320 / non-member price $420) that includes a 30-day posting as a Featured Employer with an announcement of your job opportunity in NAFSA.News and on the @NAFSAJobs Twitter feed.

Job Seekers: Upload your current resume to the Job Registry database so employers can find you! Then, let employers know you are attending the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference. While there, attend one of the 30 Career Center activities or sessions designed especially for professionals of any career level.

Career Center Onsite Activities

Career Coaching and Resume Reviews for Professionals of all Levels
Need feedback on the content or layout of your résumé or CV? Sign up for a 20-minute meeting with a certified career adviser. Sign up begins on-site in room 147A on Monday, May 27 at noon.

20-minute 1-to-1 meetings will be offered on

  • Tuesday, May 28 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 29 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ask a Career Booster
Career Boosters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable IE professionals that enjoy supporting and encouraging others, at all career levels, in their career advancement interests.

  • Have specific questions related to getting your first job international education?
  • Wondering what skills are needed to become an assistant/associate director?
  • Ready to make a career change to another field or retirement?

Career Boosters can discuss these types of questions and more! Meeting sign up to meet with a Career Booster begins on-site in room 147A on Monday, May 27 at noon.

20-minute 1-to-1 meetings will be offered on:

  • Tuesday, May 28 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 29 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Career Center Sessions and Career Chat Roundtables
Add a Career Center Session and Career Chat to your online planner today! Career Sessions are presentations that provide strategies for your daily work and professional development. Career Chat Roundtables, are small group conversations that focus on career-development topics and insights.

Tuesday May 28
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Careers in International Education: Perspectives from a Panel of Color
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Career Chat: Online Salary Tools to Determine Your Value
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Preparing for a Career in International Education
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Career Chat: Identifying and Developing Your Personal Brand
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Succession Planning for Our Profession: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.   Career Chat: Preparing for the 2nd Interview: Do's and Don'ts
Wednesday May 29
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Purposeful Presenting, Networking, and Professional Association Leadership
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Career Chat: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Navigating the Alphabet Soup of International Education Conferences
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Career Chat: Get Hired Using the NAFSA Job Registry Toolbox
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Career Paths Outside the Traditional International Education Profession
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Career Chat: Assess Your IE Skills Using CareerPrint
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Increase Your Opportunities: Three Essentials to Becoming a Networking Master
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Career Chat: Hire Your Next Star Employee Using the NAFSA Job Registry
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The Incredible Shrinking Budget: Strategies To Do More With Less
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Career Chat: Discuss Which Job Area of International Education Best Matches Your Skills and Interests
Thursday May 30
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  A Conversation with an Executive Search Firm: Obtain a Senior International Education Leadership Position
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Career Chat: Learn How to Shine in Your Next Informational Interview
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Job Search Tips for Finding a Job Abroad
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. How International Educators Sleep at Night: Leaving Work at Work
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Career Chat: How to Prepare for a Video Interview
Friday May 31
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Build Your Career: NAFSA Volunteer Leadership Opportunities
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  Career Chat: Locate New Research & Scholarship Online
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. It's the Little Things: Motivating and Developing a High-Functioning Team
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Career Chat: Calling All Students! Connect with NAFSA, Build Your Career

Career Publications

Careers in International Education: A Guide for New Professionals
Sora H. Friedman and Amir Reza

New! This book is a practical guide to planning the first 5 to 7 years of a career in international education. Readers consider professional performance and context, practical tools and resources, and different career trajectories. The book includes expert essays from leaders in the field and a career action plan.

At NAFSA 2019

Senior International Officers: Essential Roles and Responsibilities
Edited by David L. Di Mara

New! Senior International Officers: Essential Roles and Responsibilities is a comprehensive book examining the strategic, organizational, and administrative elements involved in the senior international officer (SIO) position. With chapters written by leading SIOs in the field, the book covers common SIO responsibilities, including developing internationalization strategies, managing international risk, and generating to support initiatives.

At NAFSA 2019

The International Education Handbook: Principles and Practices of the Field
Katherine Punteney

New! This book provides a comprehensive overview of key sectors of the field of international education, highlighting the information and trends most relevant to international educators, particularly those new to the field. A valuable resource for graduate students in international education, student affairs, and higher education administration, topics include global competence, models of education abroad and experiential learning, international student recruitment and advising, and citizen diplomacy.

At NAFSA 2019

Facilitator's Guide to the International Education Handbook: Principles and Practices of the Field
Katherine Punteney and Jayna Winn

New! As a companion to The International Education Handbook, the facilitator’s guide offers student learning outcomes, discussion and reflection questions, and classroom and online activities to reinforce the curriculum and apply it to real-life scenarios.

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