International Career Pathways (ICP)

ICP 2018

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 2018

Translating Your Summer Experience

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | LSA Building, Room 2001

Join the LSA Opportunity Hub in translating your summer experience (interning, volunteering, etc) to connect with your professional aspirations! How can you best represent your accomplishments from the summer on your resume? In an cover letter, interview, on LinkedIn? Reflect on your summer experiences with the Hub to continue your professional preparation on the right step this fall.

Intro to ICP: Myths and Realities in Pursuing Global Careers

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Webinar

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.

You can view the webinar here.

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 6:00 PM -7:30 PM | 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!

Ross Global Showcase & Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Ross first floor lobby

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 2018 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 michiganross.umich.edu/go-global.

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | CGIS Office, Weiser Hall, Suite 200

You’re just back from your international experience and it was awesome! Now you want to tell recruiters 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.

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | 1180 Duderstadt

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.

Searching for Global Opportunities

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | LSA Building, Room 2001

Is interning abroad right for you? Master the search process for international opportunities, and learn about the Hub's Internship Program. This event will be presented by the LSA Opportunity Hub and is intended for LSA students.

Global Health Career Competencies

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 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.

International Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Michigan League (2nd Floor)

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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Teaching English Abroad After Graduation

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | LSA Building, Room 2001

Interesting 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.

Japan Internship Showcase

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Weiser Hall 110

A peer-led mixer and information session with Japan Internship Initiative student alums! Join us for details about this year's internship opportunities, tips for landing an internship, and advice about living and working in Japan!

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | 1010 Weiser Hall

This event 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.

International Internships in Information

Friday, November 2, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 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 talking about how they found and funded their internships, and the day to day realities.

Peace Corps & Your Global Career

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | North Quad, Space 2435

Join us to learn more about the Peace Corps and the global career pathways of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Register here

LSA Opportunity Hub's International Internship Showcase

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Michigan League, Hussey & Vandenburg

The LSA Opportunity Hub's International Internship Showcase features students who interned abroad in Summer 2018. 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. Drop in any time from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, light refreshments will be provided.

Connecting International Engagement to Your Career

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 2030 Art & Architecture Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd.

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!

Stamps International Fair (For Art & Design Students Only )

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Duderstadt, Lower Level

A celebration of International Experience by students for students. This event is intended for Stamps students only.

Lost in Translation: Stories of Global Experiences

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 7:00 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.

Fulbright: A Pathway to an International Career

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | 1330 Mason Hall

Come hear from the Executive Director for the Fulbright Luxembourg, Belgium, and Schuman Programs about how the Fulbright experience can lead to a global career!

Register here

This event is co-sponsored by the International Center, the International Institute, and the LSA Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships.

How to Find and Fund a Non-UM International Internship

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Michigan League - Kalamazoo Room

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

 

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 League)
  • 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?

Come chat with us during Walk-in Advising or email us at careercenter@umich.edu