Market your experience to future employers. Creative problem-solving, adaptability, ability to work with diverse groups, leadership and openness to new ideas–these are all skills employers value.
Your cross-cultural skills can make you a competitive candidate. Show employers that you can transfer the skills you acquired abroad to the current job you are applying for and that you can add value to their organization. Learn to market your experience:
- Watch Study Abroad for Your Career and attend the Study Abroad Career Workshop to learn how to articulate your international experience to employers.
- Meet with your career advisors to add your international experience to your resume and cover letter, identify transferable skills and practice interviewing.
- Boost your online presence and demonstrate what you learned abroad by writing a LinkedIn article like this one written by a fellow longhorn who interned in Shanghai and Singapore.
Make the Most of Your Internship
Your internship is an investment in your career development. Use campus resources to prepare for, maximize and leverage your experience for future opportunities.
Be prepared for things to be different
You internship abroad will challenge you to observe, understand and adapt to different communication and work styles.
- Use the Cultural Analysis Toolkit to learn how to analyze global work cultures.
- Read country career guides available through your career services office.