Articulating Your Global Competence and International Experiences

Global Competence: The Knowledge and Skills Students Need for Success in an Interconnected World, prepared by the Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning provides a good definition of global competence and what makes a person globally competent.

Strengthening your global competencies will better prepare you to achieve success in a multicultural work environment. You can begin to build such competencies either by traveling abroad or by participating in internationally-based activities at Binghamton University. These experiences will provide you with a broader awareness of cultural perspectives and will help you to develop the skills valued by employers currently working within global environments.

Global Competency Quick Reference Guide is a useful tool to reflect on experiences and identify skills gained both abroad and at home. This includes sections on:

  • What Does Being Global Mean?
  • How Can Students Develop Their Global Competence?
  • Identifying Your International Competencies
  • Articulating Your Global Competency in a RESUME, a COVER LETTER or during an INTERVIEW

Interagency Language Roundtable index provides tips on how to best classify your second language proficiencies. Here you can take self-assessment tests to gauge your speaking, reading and listening proficiencies for a language other than your native language.


Last Updated: 8/24/15