You’re probably wondering, “How will studying abroad help my future career?” It’s a good question to ask, and one we at GoAbroad take very seriously. If thinking through the impacts of studying abroad on your career isn’t yet on your radar, it really should be—and, with the help of our newest Ebook, it’s easier than ever.
We’re not just talking personal development here (although, there are plenty of personal benefits of studying abroad).
The career benefits of study abroad are almost too many to keep track of, so we connected with , our 2016 and 2017 Top Study Abroad Organization, to create an Ebook solely for the career-minded student.
Ask not what you can do for your study abroad program, but what your study abroad program can do for you.
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How can YOU maximize your study abroad career benefits?
This is a critical question, and one that you’ll need to spend some time thinking before you even step foot on that airplane. Studying abroad is not a vacation from real life. It prepares you for real life; in fact, there can be a tangible impact of study abroad on your career. Employers love to see that you have international experience, but you need to know how to package it. That’s where this Ebook on the study abroad career benefits comes in.
You need to be thinking the impact of study abroad on your career throughout every step of your study abroad journey. In this Ebook, IES Abroad (program reviews here) covers them all. From the get-go, you want to pick a program that aligns with your future career goals. While you’re there, it’s essential that you network and learn as much as possible—don’t just dilly-dally or waste any precious moment abroad. Use it to your advantage; your future self will thank you.
Then, you come back from abroad, and that’s where the real work begins. Feeling overwhelmed? No worries; IES Abroad has your back with a checklist to help you stay career-focused from start to finish!
What’s included in this Ebook
This Ebook on the career benefits of studying abroad is part of GoAbroad’s mission to provide the best and most comprehensive resources for meaningful travelers.
From sage alumni advice who are now employers, like:
“To be a successful businessman or woman, I think understanding different cultures and having an open mind is key. Having the chance to live abroad encourages someone to step outside of their comfort zone, and see things from a different perspective.”
— Brittany Lo
Founder & CEO, Beautini
IES Abroad Paris, Fall 2012
To tips for making the most of your study abroad experience, like:
“Translating your study abroad experience into an interview context is a skill in itself. While many things the particular location where you studied or interned abroad are likely interesting, think how much of that detail needs to be referenced when telling a story in an interview. Decide what’s really relevant rather than what just might be a ‘cool story.’”
Marketing Specialist, IES Abroad
“The ‘Market Your Study Abroad Experience’ Toolkit”
And more awesome info on the benefits of study abroad statistics:
“IES Abroad conducted two surveys on the career benefits of study abroad (2012, 2016) finding that IES Abroad alumni consistently have employment outcomes that exceed those of the national average—IES Abroad alums report higher rates of full-time employment and lower rates of unemployment.”
—Carrie Rackers Cunningham
Director of Institutional Research, IES Abroad
“The Benefits of Study Abroad: Get Ready to Rock the Job Market”
Yup—this Ebook is the real deal. Other awesome articles include:
- The Benefits of Study Abroad: Get Ready to Rock the Job Market
- The Career-Minded Student’s Study Abroad Checklist
- How to Choose a Program to Maximize Career Benefits
- The “Market Your Study Abroad Experience” Toolkit
- Cultural Understanding: What It Is & How It Can Help Your Career
- 6 Ways to Launch an International Career & Find Jobs After Study Abroad
- And more!
How does study abroad help YOUR career? We can’t wait to find out.
IES Abroad’s contributors have real experience and are there to make your transition from student to young professional (with a meaningful, fulfilled career path ahead!) as smooth as possible. We’re all rooting for you to leverage your study abroad experience to score that dream job after graduation. So, now you can go out into the world, soak it all in, and make an impact!
Whether you’re in the beginning stages of planning, embarking on your experience abroad, you’ve been abroad for a few weeks, or you’ve been home for months, this Ebook is for you. No matter what, you’re bound to return home with a renewed sense of self and clarity towards your future path. Thanks to this Ebook, you’ll be prepped and ready to make moves towards the career of your dreams.
Get your free download now to reap all the career benefits of studying abroad—who knows, you might be back overseas before you know it!