Research indicates employers broadly value the knowledge and skills gained through international experiences. Yet students and their advisers often struggle with how to articulate the experience in terms that are relevant to prospective employers. How do you help students elevate the study abroad experience beyond a bullet point on a résumé or an anecdote at the interview?
Hear from study abroad and career office professionals who are collaborating to assist students in connecting the study abroad experience with their career aspirations.
The webinar will provide participants with:
- Research findings on what employers are looking for
- Strategies for coaching students to set career-related goals for their study abroad experience and then demonstrate its value
- Ways to integrate career development and study abroad programming
- Examples of practical tools to guide student job search preparation
Global Career Compass
Martin Tillman is President of Global Career Compass (GCC), an international consulting practice focused on global workforce trends and the impact of education abroad experiences on student career development. His diverse consultancies have included the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), CEA Global Education, CET Academic Programs, EducationDynamics, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, World Learning SIT Graduate Institute and EducationUSA/U.S.State Department. He is the former Associate Director for Career Services at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
A prolific writer, his chapter, “Employer Perspectives on International Education,” appears in the new SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education. He is also author of the AIFS Student Guide to Study Abroad and Career Development and editor of the two volume series, Impact of Education Abroad on Career Development and Study Abroad: A 21st Century Perspective, and The Right Tool for the Job. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A. degrees from Colgate University in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education and the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute in Intercultural Management.
Vera V. Chapman, PhD
Vera Chapman is the Associate Director of Career Development at Colgate University where she provides the primary vision for the advising and program development component of the office by leading the career advising team. Dr. Chapman counsels and advises diverse students and alumni in all phases of the career development process. An active scholar, Dr. Chapman serves as a Field Editor for the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Career Convergence web magazine, and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of International Students.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, a study abroad experience to Clemson University in turn led her to the University of Mississippi, where she pursued advanced degrees in Counseling and Higher Education. After becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi, Dr. Chapman served as a Career Planning Specialist and Adjunct Professor at the same institution. She finds great purpose in empowering others towards becoming the most extraordinary version of themselves. Dr. Chapman actively shares career and life planning success strategies through Twitter (@VeraVChapman) and blogging (ChasingYourFire.com).
Curtiss Oneil Stevens, MA
The University of Texas at Austin
Curtiss Oneil Stevens, MA, is a Program Coordinator in the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is responsible for collaborating with departments on campus as well as international partners to provide innovative, academically relevant programs and exceptional services to students. He also oversees exchange and affiliated study abroad programs in Spain and France.
Mr. Stevens joined the UT Austin International Office in July 2011, after 10 years of living abroad in Europe. In Europe, he was an Assistant Director of Admissions and an ESL Instructor for several English Academics and was also a professional basketball trainer. His teaching and administration experiences have been at The University of Texas at Austin, Valparaiso University, Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Purdue University. He earned his Master of Arts in Geographic Education and Research at Western Michigan University and Bachelors of Art in Geography at Valparaiso University.