An internship abroad provides an excellent way to gain real world experience in a global setting.
Outcomes from a study abroad experience, when combined with an internship, match the top qualifications that employers seek in career-ready job candidates.
AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study) survey responses from nearly 1,600 alumni reveal their study abroad/internship experience:
Whether your internship is full time or combined with regular classes, the TU Study Abroad Office can help you find a program that is right for you.
If you’re up for more of a challenge and exotic travel that could lead to full coverage and non-competitive 3-year eligibility of government employment, consider the Critical Language Scholarship.
To truly gain the most from your investment follow these guidelines:
Meet with a Career Center coach or advisor to plan communication around internship and job fairs, on-campus recruiting, workshops, networking and other career-development events, grad and professional school applications, internship and job search.
Update LinkedIn profile and resume; schedule Skype appointments with career coach/advisor; continue internship/job search; tap into campus events with employers; attend virtual job fairs; volunteer; stay up-to-date on career industry news in host country; tap resources such as Going Global and LinkedIn; reflect.
Reflect; update your resume; enhance your LinkedIn profile; attend a re-entry event; share your experience; alter your interview strategy; include examples from your internship abroad to illustrate your career competencies in an interview.