International Internships and Careers
Obtaining professional experience abroad whether it is through an internship or full time employment can be a great opportunity to experience a different culture and take your career to new heights. There are many factors that go into looking for positions abroad. Below we have a variety of resources to assist you as you begin the process:
Did you know that DeSales offers a variety of study abroad programs all over the world such as Rome, London, and Ireland? Studying abroad is a great way to experience a different country and having the experience on your resume can make you more marketable to international companies.
The Office of International Learning typically does information sessions twice a semester. For more information on studying abroad and upcoming information sessions, visit their website. You may also contact Brian McDonald, director of international learning at 610-282-1100 x1510
Looking for Internships/Jobs Abroad
Looking for positions abroad can be a confusing tangle of websites and methods for approaching your search. When looking for opportunities in different countries it is critical to note the differences in resumes, interviewing technique, and application protocol. The following resources are broken up into two different sections: Job Search Resources (both international and American students) and Cultural Resources.
Job Search Resources
American Students Looking to Work/Intern Abroad
Transitions Abroad: This site offers users dozens of articles on a variety of topics from finding your first job overseas to internships in China/India/Europe etc.
Going Global: This site is one of the leading job and internship search tools. It also offers over 34 country guides to investigate cultural differences and hot industries in those countries.
The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas: The BIG Guide has been referred to as “the bible” on how to build international work experience. It contains 43+ chapters including job search chapters, profiles of more than 2,500 organizations that hire personnel for overseas work and more than 1,100 web sites and other resources organized in 75 topical bibliographies. You can’t find better or more information anywhere on this subject. *This book is located in the Career Services Resource Center*
International Students Looking to Work in the US
My Visa Jobs: This site is a job search tool for those international students who are looking to work in the US. One can modify their search depending on if they are looking for a company that sponsors an H1B Visa. Following completion of college an international student may work up to 1 year in the US. After that he/she must work for a company that will sponsor an H1B Visa. This will allow you to work up to 6 additional years in the US.
InternationalStudent.com: This site has a great Resource Section where you can find everything from funding your experience in the US to immigration information. They also have a variety of blogs from current international students detailing their experiences.
International Student's Guide (Getting a Visa/Types of Visas): This U.S. student visa guide will explore the three primary types of visa, the required process for obtaining each one, and some resources for prospective international students.
Culture Crossing: This site is a wonderful resource to help demystify cultural differences from country to country. Curious what the customary way to introduce yourself in Italy is? Culture Crossing with tell you.