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Global student mobility is about more than just what a student learns while abroad. It’s about how they apply the skills, knowledge, and insights gained for their future careers. Students seek applicable learning outcomes from an international experience while employers frequently report that they value global competency and intercultural literacy.
In this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will acquire a framework for intercultural career coaching. Through practice, international student advisers and education abroad advisers can help students demonstrate and articulate their intercultural skills. Advisers will also be ready to guide students in turning their international stories into relevant work and life experience for potential employers.
After attending this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will be able to:
- Apply a framework for helping students identify and articulate their intercultural skills;
- Employ successful techniques for career coaching;
- Help students translate their international education stories into résumé-ready language;
- Empower students to present their intercultural competencies as professional strengths; and
- Implement strategies to increase the employment rate of students.
The content will be relevant to those working in international student services; education abroad; recruitment and admissions; career services; alumni affairs; campus internationalization; and academic and student affairs.
Arizona State University
Janell Mora is associate director for international student professional development at Arizona State University (ASU). In her role, Mora positively impacts student services, policy, and employer relations for ASU's international student and alumni populations. She has more than 15 years of higher education experience at institutions in the United States and abroad, serving in a variety of functional roles including K-12 educational outreach; undergraduate and graduate student recruitment; and global career services. Mora holds a master of education in higher education from the University of Arkansas and and a master of business administration in strategic marketing and services leadership from ASU.
University of Minnesota
Heather Nagle is an assistant director and career counselor at the University of Minnesota, where she has championed diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has held similar positions at the University of California-San Diego and at the University of Iowa. With more than 20 years helping job seekers build confidence, develop professional relationships, and realize their career dreams, Nagle specializes in one-on-one coaching and creating fun and innovative programming for interactive courses and workshops.
University of Colorado-Boulder
Aga Sypniewska is the career adviser and international student program manager for career services at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Originally from Poland, Sypniewska has worked with graduate and undergraduate students from across the globe while serving at various prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and North America. She holds a master of business administration in international business and has worked in the corporate world, holding a number of managerial positions across several industries. Once an international student herself, Sypniewska works with international students to help explore options for working in the United State and boost confidence in their job search process. She uses many innovative career development techniques based in positive psychology, mindfulness work, and strengths-based approaches.