International Career Series


 

Fall 2018 Events

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. Have your questions answered during the Q&A session. Panelists include:

  • Gabby Ale-Ebrahim—People to People International, Kansas City, MO
  • Taelyr Blehm—International Relations Council, Kansas City, MO
  • Amanda Reggeti—ELG, Shanghai, China
  • Daniel Lee—United States Tri-Mission, Paris, France
  • Andrew Hartnett—Rural Education Action Program (REAP), Xi’an, China

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. Come to the info session to learn more.

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

 

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.

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

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

 


 

Past Events

 

Open Forum: Careers in the Foreign Service 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:30 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd

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 265 Embassies and Consulates globally. The Consular Fellows program recruits Arabic, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish speakers. Foreign Service Careers are for all majors!

 
 

Communism, Drones, Terrorism: A Presentation by FMSO Fellows
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall

Hear from KU students who participated in fellowships with the Foreign Military Studies Office. As fellows, they examined unique aspects of defense and security issues from various foreign perspectives. At this event, you can learn about the students' experiences, their research, publication in an e-journal, and funding for the fellowship.


Meet the Interns
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:00 pm
318 Bailey Hall

KU students speak about their internationally-focused internships. Learn about internship opportunities and upcoming deadlines. Have your questions answered during the Q&A session. Refreshments will be provided! (This event was originally scheduled for February, but has been rescheduled due to inclement weather).


Leveraging your International Experience into a Career
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 5:00-6:30 pm
201 Summerfield Hall

By linking your international experiences with key professional attributes, such as leadership and teamwork, you will learn how to leverage your unique skill set on your résumé and in interviews.  These skills and competencies set you apart in a competitive job market and enhance applications for graduate school and fellowships. ​


Alumni Panel on International Careers
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00-7:00 pm
Burge Union, Forum C

We have KU alumni working all over the world as well as graduates who are pursuing international careers right here in the Midwest. Join us as a panel of alumni discuss career paths and offer advice to current domestic and international students.


Sasha Toperich: Global Engagement
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 am
318 Bailey Hall

Our speaker has lived his life on the global stage. He grew up in multicultural Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia, received his PhD in music and has performed internationally as a concert pianist, has been appointed to diplomatic positions for the US and UN, worked on humanitarian projects in a variety of countries and now works at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies.

 

 

 

The International Career Series is sponsored by KU’s 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, Center for Global Business Studies, Jayhawks Without Borders Student Group, Office of Fellowships, Office of International Programs, Office of Study Abroad, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and University Career Center.


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