International Career Pathways (ICP)

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:

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International Career Pathways Sessions, Fall 2017

Pursuing Global Careers: Dreams, Realities and Next Steps

Thursday, September 14. 2017 | 12:00-1:00pm | Pond Room, Michigan Union

Join this panel discussion on the dreams, realities, and next steps in pursuing a global career.

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 6:00-7:30pm | Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall

The U.S. Department of State offers over 1,000 summer internships and hosts a variety of career paths 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. Join us to learn more about the opportunities with the U.S. Department of State!

Going Beyond Awesome: Translating your Global Experiences

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 4:00-5:00pm | University Career Center Program 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.

International Internships for Engineers

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm | EECS 1500, North Campus

Take your professional development to the next level with an international internship experience. Co-sponsored by the Engineering Career Resource Center and International Programs in Engineering, this panel event will feature students ready to introduce you to a range of international internship opportunities for engineers, including the new College of Engineering International Internship Program. Students will share how they found their internship and made the most of their time working abroad.

Ross Global Showcase & Opportunities Fair

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 12:00-6:00pm | Ross School of Business: Robertson Auditorium & Lobby

- Opportunities Fair: 12:00-4:30pm, Robertson Lobby

- Showcase & Reception: 4:30-6pm, Robertson Auditorium

Did you know U-M of all majors can expand their international business knowledge and professional skills by taking part in a Ross global program? Attend the 2017 Ross Global Showcase & Opportunities Fair to explore the various study abroad and international internship opportunities offered at Ross and listen to stories from students who participated in recent Ross global programs. Learn more at

How to Find and Fund a Non-UM International Internship

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 5:00-6:30pm | 2105B, Michigan Union

Join the International Center for information on how to find and fund a non-UM sponsored international internship or service program!

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 4:30-5:30pm | Pond Room, Michigan Union

This panel will cover 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.

Global Health & Development Careers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 5:00-7:00pm | Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

Global health offers a range of career possibilities, from academia, to the non-profit, governmental, and for-profit sectors. Come hear about some career opportunities and learn how to better prepare for the global health careers of the future.

International Opportunities Fair

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 3:00-6:00pm | 2nd Floor of the Michigan Union

The International Opportunities Fair is a great way to connect with organizations with an international focus right here on campus! We expect 50-60 organizations and 400+ students to participate in the event. The Fair includes:

  • Internships/Short-term Work Abroad Programs/Organizations
  • Study-Internship Programs/Organizations
  • Volunteer/Teaching Abroad Programs/Organizations
  • Graduate School Programs
  • Organizations with full-time positions (eg: government organizations with international focus)

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German Career Day

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 3:00-6:00pm | 2nd Floor, Michigan Union

German Career Day is a new addition to this year’s International Opportunities Fair. Ever think about putting your German skills to use in your career?  Working for a German company? Connect with members of the German Business Community right here on campus! 

  • Learn about employment opportunities with German-based companies (eg: Inora Technologies, German Machine Tools of America, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America)

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5:30-7:30pm | Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus

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 Career Center services that are available to you on this campus.

LSA Opportunity Hub's International Internship Showcase

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 6:00-7:30pm | Hussey & Concourse in Michigan League

The LSA Opportunity Hub's International Internship Showcase features students who interned abroad in Summer 2017. Meet past interns to hear about what it's like to live and work internationally. Explore the wide range of international opportunities available in over 30 countries and learn how you can do the same. The International Internship Showcase will take place on Wednesday, October 25th in the Hussey and Concourse Area in the Michigan League. Drop in any time from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, light refreshments will be provided.

International Internships in Information

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 12:00-1:00pm | Space 2435, North Quad

Learn about the wide range of possibilities that you can pursue through an international intenship in the information sector. Panelists will talking about how the found and funded their internships, and the day to day realities.

Peace Corps Information Session

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6:00-7:30 pm | Space 2435, North Quad

Join us to learn more about the Peace Corps application process and general Peace Corps experiences!

Lost in Translation: Stories of Global Experiences

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 6:30pm | 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. 

Connecting International Engagement to Your Career

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 11:30am-12:30pm | Room 2043 Art & Architecture Building

Going abroad is a requirement in the Stamps School and getting the most out of your experience is our goal! Learn about how to prepare yourself before you go to think about how your experience will relate to your career field(s). How when you are "over there" you can better capture and reflect upon your experience. How to relate to future employers why you are (even more) capable because you went abroad. Open to ALL U of M students!


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

  • international career options
  • work, internship and volunteer abroad programs
  • fellowship and scholarship programs for study and work abroad
  • universities offering international degree programs

Based on the success of previous fairs, we expect around 400 students to participate in this event.

The fair will be held in the Michigan League (2nd floor) at 4-7pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. 

Information for Organizations

Registration for Organizations

Information for Students

What to Expect

The International Opportunities Fair is a great way to connect with international organizations right here on campus! We're anticipating more than 50 organizations offering something for everyone:

  • Explore opportunities for work, internships and volunteering abroad
  • Explore international graduate programs
  • Build networks for the future
  • Learn more about exciting international careers

Student Registration

U-M Ann Arbor Students

  • Registration for the fair will be on-site the day of the event (2nd floor Michigan Union)
  • There is no registration fee
  • Bring your student ID

Non U-M Ann Arbor Students 

  • This event is for U-M Ann Arbor students and alumni(ae)
  • Non U-M Ann Arbor students will be charged $20 (cash or check)
  • Interviews scheduled to be conducted at The Career Center are for U-M Ann Arbor students only

Quick Tips

Take these tips from employers and make the most of your interactions with organizations at the fair:

Do your homework

Employers tell us research is the key to successful exploration. It will allow you to make the most of your time at the Fair.

Make your resume work for you

Spend some time developing your resumé. It's your introduction to organizations attending the fair and the “legacy” you leave after the fair. 

Dress for Success 

Organizations participating in fairs say first impressions count, so give some thought to what you wear to the fair. Consider the type of organization/position you are interested in and take notice of what employers wear at presentations, on the organization web site or in the literature. Suits or business casual...both are appropriate for International Opportunities Fair. Keep in mind, however, “business casual” doesn't mean “classroom casual”. In general it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. Bottom line – you want the organization to focus on the content of your conversation not on what you're wearing. 

Come prepared

Your resume will be helpful for organizations featuring full-time and/or internship opportunties. Unofficial transcripts, reference sheets, a pen/pencil and notebook may also come in handy.

Got questions?

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