International Career Pathways (ICP)

ICP 2019

The International Career Pathways network brings University of Michigan students together with educators and employers to explore pathways to international careers through opportunities for significant experiences abroad (work, internships, volunteering and research abroad) and international education, both on-campus and abroad. 

International Career Pathways consists of:

Contact Email: icpseries@umich.edu

International Career Pathways Sessions, Fall 2019

Intro to ICP: Myths and Realities in Pursuing Global Careers

Sponsor: International Center
Monday, September 9, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Webinar - check back for link!

This is an introductory webinar that gives an overview of International Career Pathways and provides tips on how you can get the most out of the ICP sessions. The webinar also covers the myths, realities, and next steps in pursuing a global career.

Click here to join the webinar.

Careers & Internships with the U.S. Department of State

Sponsor: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Monday, September 9, 2019 | 6:00 PM -7:30 PM | Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall

The U.S. Department of State offers over 1,000 summer internships at its embassies and missions throughout the world, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at facilities in approximately 20 other cities throughout the United States. Lou Fintor, the State Department Diplomat in Residence at the Ford School, will review the application process for this exciting and challenging program.

Details on the internship program can be found at: https://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships/

This program is part of U-M International Career Pathways. Sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Translating Your Summer Experience

Sponsor: LSA Opportunity Hub
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | LSA Building, Room 2001

Join the Hub in translating your summer experience (interning, volunteering, etc) to connect with your professional aspirations! Reflect on your summer experiences to identify skills you’ve built and how to best represent your accomplishments in conversation and on your resume.

Going Beyond Awesome: Translating Education Abroad Experiences to Resumes, Interviews & More

Sponsor: University Career Center & CGIS
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 225 Weiser Hall (CGIS Conference Room)

You’re just back from study abroad and it was awesome! Now you want to tell recruiters and graduate schools about it but how can you possibly begin to describe it? Bring your resumes and interview questions and join as we translate “awesome” into bullet points, interview responses and more. This Workshop is a collaboration between the University Career Center and the Center for Global and Intercultural Study.

Navigating: The Intersection of Social & Professional Identities

Sponsor: LSA Opportunity Hub
Monday, September 30, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Trotter Multicultural Center (Large Meeting Room)

The first workshop of a three-part series focused on navigating professional spaces. Social identities make up who we are as unique individuals and influence us on a daily basis. Come to reflect on the intersection of our social and professional identities and the impact they have on how we navigate workplaces. You are welcome to attend any or all workshops in the series as you see fit.

CGIS Study Abroad Fair

Sponsor: Center for Global & Intercultural Study (CGIS)
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Michigan League, Ballroom

Learn about 140 programs in over 50 countries, ask about U-M faculty-led programs, and figure out which program can help satisfy your major/minor requirements. CGIS has programs ranging from 3 weeks to an academic year! Meet with CGIS advisors, staff from the Office of Financial Aid and the LSA Scholarship Office, CGIS Alumni, and other on-campus offices who can help you select a program that works best for you.

Navigating the U.S. Job Search (for international students only)

Sponsor: International Center & the University Career Center
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | University Career Center Program Room (3rd Floor), Student Activities Building

Do you plan to work in the United States after finishing your degree? This program is designed to help international students maximize their chances of finding employment in this country. We'll discuss interview preparation, resume writing, cross-cultural issues, networking, and ways to identify appropriate opportunities. We'll also provide an overview of immigration regulations pertinent to international students, and University Career Center services that are available to you on this campus.

International Internships for Engineers

Sponsor: College of Engineering IPE and ECRC
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Pierpont Commons East Room

Are you interested in an international internship in your field? Co-sponsored by the Engineering Career Resource Center and International Programs in Engineering, this event features experienced students and knowledgeable staff ready to help you plan your internship abroad. Learn more about how to find, secure and fund your experience. Food will be provided so make sure to register through Engineering Careers, by Symplicity.

Teaching English Abroad After Graduation

Sponsor: International Center and the English Language Institute
Monday, October 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | 1518 North University Building

Interested in teaching English abroad after graduation? Come to this event to find out about a variety of post-grad teaching opportunities, and to learn about resources for preparing for the experience through the English Language Institute at U-M.

Peace Corps & Your Global Career: A Returned Volunteer Panel

Sponsor: U-M Peace Corps Office (International Center)
Monday, October 28, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | International Center (Student Activities Building, 515 E. Jefferson) 

At this returned Peace Corps Panel, you will:

  • hear more about how Peace Corps Service could launch your global career
  • speak with returned volunteers
  • meet your campus recruiters

Food will be provided.

RSVP here!

Global Health Career Competencies

Sponsor: School of Public Health & School of Nursing
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | School of Public Health, 2610 SPH I

Come hear from experienced professionals working in a variety of global health fields discuss how they launched their careers, and what competencies they relied on the most. This session will let you assess your competencies and help you identify new areas of growth.

Navigating: Tensions at the Intersection of Social & Professional Identities

Sponsor: LSA Opportunity Hub
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Trotter Multicultural Center (Large Meeting Room)

As the second session of a 3-part workshop series we will dive deep into understanding what it means when our social and professional identities come into conflict. Together we will define microaggressions and build skills to navigate situations when you are harmed, cause harm, or witness it in professional spaces. You are welcome to attend any or all workshops in the series as you see fit.

International Opportunities Fair

Sponsor: University Career Center
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Michigan League, Ballroom

The International Opportunities Fair is a great way to connect with organizations with an international focus right here on campus! The Fair includes organizations offering the following opportunities:

  • Internships Abroad
  • Volunteering Abroad
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Post Graduation Opportunities
  • Grants/Fellowships/Scholarships

Visit the Website

Access Internships in Europe

Sponsor: Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (International Institute)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | 355 Weiser Hall

Interested in interning in Europe next summer? Join us to learn about the WCEE Internship Initiative, funding opportunities, and how to apply! Meet past interns to hear stories of their experiences abroad get advice on living and working in Europe! Please RSVP.

Lost in Translation: Stories of Global Experiences

Sponsors: School of Information, International Center, LSA Newnan, & the School of Social Work
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM) | Space 2435, North Quad

Join UM students, faculty, and staff in this storytelling event as part of the ICP series. Audience members will get to listen to storytellers share about their international experiences. This event is similar to “The Moth” in which true stories are told in a live setting. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please see the Lost in Translation website.

Navigating: How Social Identity Impacts the Exploration, Application, & Interview Process

Sponsor: LSA Opportunity Hub
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM |Trotter Multicultural Center (Large Meeting Room)

From creating a resume to negotiating salary, the third part of the Navigating Workshop Series will focus explicitly on how our social identities impact our experience in exploring industries and positions we hope to pursue, our job application materials, and the interview and negotiation process. Together we will explore multiple scenarios on these topics to build skills to approach professional development with considerations to my identities. You are welcome to attend any or all workshops in the series as you see fit.

International Internships in Information

Sponsor: School of Information
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | UMSI Engagement Center, 777 N. University, 2nd Floor (above Panera Bread)

Learn about the wide range of possibilities that you can pursue through an international internship in the information sector. Panelists will share how they found and funded their internships, as well as their day-to-day experiences.

Have Funding Will Travel: Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and More for International Internships and Research

Sponsor: International Institute
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM | 1010 Weiser Hall 

Have Funding Will Travel is an opportunity to explore a variety of funding options for overseas internships and research opportunities, for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Representatives of several U-M funding offices will provide information, and you will be able to meet with them individually. This is a crucial opportunity to explore awards will lead to international travel, careers, and more. Everyone is welcome, but undergraduate juniors and first-year masters students are especially encouraged!

This session will begin with an introductory panel presentation, after which you may rotate throughout the room for answers tailored to the questions you have.

Food will be provided! Come take a well-deserved study break and think about where your education can take you.

How to Find and Fund an International Internship

Sponsor: International Center
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Michigan League - Room 4

Join the International Center for information on how to find and fund an international internship or service program! We’ll cover internships offered through U-M, as well as non-UM/external options.

We are pleased to host the 16th annual International Opportunities Fair, an event that brings students and representatives of organizations together to explore:

  • Internships Abroad
  • Volunteering Abroad
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Post Graduation Opportunities
  • Grants/Fellowships/Scholarships

The fair will be held in the Michigan League (Ballroom) at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 

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