International Career Series


Spring 2019

Coming up!

China’s Growing Presence in Latin America
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall
Catalina Wedman: Major in Spanish, Minors in Global & International Studies and Political Science

Hear from a KU student who participated in the Security Affairs Research Fellowship with the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO). As a fellow, she examined unique aspects of defense and security issues from various foreign perspectives. Come and learn about Catalina’s research, her publication in an e-journal, and how to apply for this paid fellowship. Applications are due April 19. For more info, visit


Coffee with a Diplomat
Wednesday, February 13, 9:00-10:30 am
Alcove A, Kansas Union

Grab a cup of coffee and chat with Kristin Stewart, a diplomat with 16 years’ experience in 12 countries! Learn about career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State during this informal session. For all majors!

Refugee Resettlement & Advocacy in Kansas
Friday, February 22, 11:00 am
318 Bailey Hall

Drawing upon her own experience as a refugee, Amy Longa has been instrumental in welcoming and supporting new arrivals to Kansas through her work with a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development NGO. She will discuss key skills she uses in her work and advise how students interested in pursuing careers in these types of fields may cultivate them. A short Q&A session will follow her presentation. 



Past Events

Earn a Certificate in Intelligence & National Security
Tuesday, August 28, 3:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall

This new undergrad certificate program introduces students to the highly desired skills and competencies necessary to work within the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Revitalize Your Resume
Tuesday, September 11, 3:30-5:00 pm
Malott Room, Kansas Union

Does your resume reflect your international experience? Learn specific ways to express your study abroad experience, language skills, coursework, or student club activities with the goal of obtaining an internship, scholarship or employment.

Meet the Interns
Tuesday, September 25, 11:00 am-12:15 pm
427 Summerfield Hall

KU students and recent alumni will speak about their internationally-focused internships. Learn about opportunities and upcoming deadlines. Internships include those at People to People International (Kansas City, MO), International Relations Council (Kansas City, MO), ELG (Shanghai, China), United States Tri-Mission (Paris, France), and Rural Education Action Program (Xi’an, China).

Teach English in Japan
Monday, October 8, 4:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall

Learn about an amazing opportunity to teach English in Japanese schools. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program provides young professionals the opportunity to live and work in Japan. Prior knowledge of Japanese is not required. Please join us as Baiba Sedriks discusses her experience with JET and answers questions about the program. The application deadline for JET is November 17, 2018.

Coffee with a Diplomat
Thursday, October 18, 1:00-3:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall

Grab a cup of coffee and chat with Kristin Stewart, a diplomat with 16 years’ experience in 12 countries!  Learn about career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State during this informal session. For all majors!

Careers in the Foreign Service
Thursday, October 18,
4:00-5:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall

Kristin Stewart, Diplomat in Residence, will share information about internships and the Consular Fellows Program. Diverse candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply! The U.S. Department of State offers career opportunities in foreign policy and diplomacy at over 270 Embassies and Consulates globally. The Consular Fellows program recruits Arabic, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish speakers. Foreign Service Careers are for all majors!

Explore Peace Corps
Tuesday, October 23, 4:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall

KU Peace Corps representative, Lonnie Hughes, will present info on Peace Corps and his two year service in Uganda. Since 1961, more than 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 140 countries, including nearly 1,000 KU alumni. Join us to learn more!


Scholarship info sessions

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace-Gaither Fellowship, Office of Fellowships
Monday, October 8, 2:00 pm | 318 Bailey Hall

Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS), Office of Fellowships
Info Session: Tuesday, October 9, 4:00 pm | 201 Summerfield Hall
Workshop: Tuesday, November 6, 4:00 pm | 318 Bailey Hall

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, KU Area Studies Centers
Monday, October 22, 4:00 pm | Pine Room, Kansas Union
Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 pm | English Room, Kansas Union




The KU International Career Series is sponsored by:
Center for East Asian Studies
Center for Global & International Studies
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Kansas African Studies Center
Jayhawks Without Borders Student Group
Office of Fellowships
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Center for Global Business Studies
International Support Services
Global Awareness Program (GAP)
Study Abroad and Global Engagement
University Career Center


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