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Fleishman Career Center

Global-Compentence

Going Global And Other Resources

Going Global:

Access to Going Global is co-sponsored by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development and the International Student and Scholar Services offices. Going Global is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. The Going Global unlimited access subscription database features 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. Both the Going Global Country Career Guides and the USA City Career Guides provide professional advice and insider tips on such topics as:
  • Job search tools - online and face-to-face resources
  • Employment trends in major industries - learn more about growing industry areas and focus your job or internship search!
  • Executive recruiters and staffing agency contacts - great contacts for students and alumni/professional job seekers
  • Work permit regulations - clearly explains the important details for international students and professional job seekers
  • Salary ranges and cost of living data - take the guesswork out of planning for career moves and relocations
  • Professional and social networking groups - get a head start on making connections for career development
  • Resume/CV writing guidelines
  • Interviewing and cultural advice

Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development Library:

You may access the library online or visit in person (UU 133). Most books are available for overnight loan. Some titles related to living and working overseas include:
  • The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas, Jean-Marc Hachey
  • International Jobs: Where They are and How to Get Them, Eric Kocher and Nina Segal
  • International Job Finder: Where the Jobs are Worldwide, Daniel Lauber
  • Jobs and Careers Abroad, Deborah Penrith
  • Vacation Work's: Teaching English Abroad, Susan Griffith
  • The Global Citizen, Elizabeth Kruempelmann
  • Verge Magazine: Travel With a Purpose

Walk-In Advising:

For assistance in navigating websites, discerning information regarding work and interning abroad, or critiquing your resume or cover letter to reflect your global competencies, meet with a Career Counselor during walk-in advising hours. Check the calendar on the main page of the Fleishman Career Center website for dates/times.

Web Resources for Identifying Opportunities

As you review these websites, please note that the Center for Career and Professional Development cannot guarantee the quality of the organizations listed but offers the following advice as you evaluate opportunities:
  1. As you are considering programs be sure to ask for the names and contact information of people who have participated in the program. Take the time to contact them to learn about their experiences first-hand and ask questions.
  2. If an organization charges a fee for work/teach/internship /volunteer abroad programs find out if the organization is covering safety, security and insurance concerns as part of that fee.
  3. Research health conditions, risks and available health services where you would be located. Confirm whether the program provides health insurance while you are abroad and medical evacuation insurance.

Last Updated: 7/7/14