Career Workshop Series

Study Abroad Alumni Career Workshop Series

The OEA has designed a Study Abroad Alumni Career Workshop series aimed to assist UNC Charlotte students who have studied abroad in preparing for life after UNC Charlotte. The number one mistake Study Abroad Alumni make is that they undersell their international experience. Students who have studied abroad are a part of a unique group of students across the nation who have experienced life outside of the United States, have developed personally into a Global Citizen & have acquired skills that employers are looking for. This series aims to assist Study abroad Alumni in processing the experiences they had when they were abroad, give them tools to help them prepare for the job application process & provide resources to help them get involved in the field of International Education.


When is It

The Study Abroad Alumni Career Workshop series takes place in the fall semester and again in the spring semester each year. Typically events take place the first 1-2 months of each semester. Please see below for the schedule for the upcoming semester:

series kick-off & study abroad alumni networking

  • Event: Series Kick-Off & Study Abroad Alumni Networking (in-person)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 22
  • Time: 4p - 5p
  • Location: CHHS 122
  • Description: Don’t miss the Study Abroad Alumni Career Series Kick-Off where you’ll have the chance to prepare for the next events that will occur later in the week as part of the series, network with other UNC Charlotte students who have studied abroad, share your adventures from when you were overseas, receive updates from the OEA on things to consider now that you’re back as well as hear from the University Career Center about the services they offer that can help prepare you for life after UNC Charlotte. Light refreshments will be served. The first 5 Study Abroad Alumni who attend will be given an "I Studied Abroad" T-Shirt!
  • RSVP for the Series Kick-Off here

Talking about Study Abroad in an Interview

  • Event: Talking about Study Abroad in an Interview (live online webinar)
  • Date: Wednesday, January 23
  • Time: 4p - 4:30p
  • Format: Live online webinar. Once you register for the webinar below, you will be sent a link via email to watch the webinar on the date & time indicated above. 
  • Description: When someone asks you, “how was studying abroad?” It can be difficult to say more than, ‘it was awesome!” During an interview, you may be asked to describe your international experience and how it impacted you. You also learned a lot and developed skills while abroad - these are things you should mention when answering interview questions. This 30-minute webinar facilitated by an OEA staff member will teach you how to articulate your international experiences & give you tips on how prepare for an interview.
  • Register for the Talking about Study Abroad in an Interview webinar here

Adding your international experience to your resume

  • Event: Adding your International Experience to Your Resume (live online webinar)
  • Date: Thursday, January 24
  • Time: 3:30p - 4p
  • Format: Live online webinar. Once you register for the webinar below, you will be sent a link via email to watch the webinar on the date & time indicated above. 
  • Description: As a Study Abroad Alumni, you’re a part of a very small percentage of U.S. students who studied abroad. The skills you obtained abroad are what employers are looking for. This 30-minute webinar facilitated by OEA Staff will give you tips on how improve your resume as well as how to add in your study abroad experience.
  • Register for the Adding your International Experience to your Resume webinar here

Missing life abroad? how to get involved at UNC Charlotte

  • Event: Missing Life Abroad? How to Get Involved at UNC Charlotte (live online webinar)
  • Date: Friday, January 25
  • Time: 2p - 2:30p
  • Format: Live online webinar. Once you register for the webinar below, you will be sent a link via email to watch the webinar on the date & time indicated above. 
  • Description: Now that you’re back, you’re probably missing life abroad (we don’t blame you). There are a lot of ways that you can get involved on-campus to meet other globally-minded peers and international students! This 30-minute webinar facilitated by OEA Staff will cover ways in which you can get involved with the Office of International Programs department, such as becoming a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, interning with our office, joining the Global Engagement Scholars Program & more! We’ll also touch on ways you can learn about or pursue a career in International Education (working in Study Abroad, with International Students, etc.).
  • Register for the Missing Life Abroad? How to Get Involved at UNC Charlotte webinar here

Career Meet Up: Back from Studying Abroad

  • Event: Career Meet Up: Back from Studying Abroad
  • Date: Wednesday, January 30
  • Time: 1p - 1:30p
  • Location: University Career Center, Atkins 150
  • Description: Join a representative from the University Career Center and other Study Abroad Alumni for this 30 minute Career Meet Up where you'll be able to learn even more about integrating your study abroad experience into your career brand. While not required, it's recommended that you have attended the resume and interview webinars offered above before attending the Career Meet Up!
  • Space is limited. RSVP for the Career Meet Up here

Career Workshop Series Prize

Students who attend 3 out of the 5 Study Abroad Alumni Career Workshop Series events will be entered to win a free "I Studied Abroad" t-shirt from the Office of Education Abroad!