Fleishman Center Partners with MyWorldAbroad to Offer New Online Resource
The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has partnered with MyWorldAbroad to offer additional information to students who are seeking international experiences. MyWorldAbroad provides information about the career value of going abroad, how to gain international experience, how to target a future job search, and strategies for both personal and career success.
Students can access the free database through their hireBING account. MyWorldAbroad gives advice, commentary, personal stories, educational and professional opportunities, articles and sample application materials. One of its most important features is that it includes a searchable database of volunteer, intern, and work experiences abroad. Going abroad is an exciting time in many students’ lives but often comes with some uncertainty. MyWorldAbroad, accompanied with help from the Fleishman Center and the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives, makes for a seamless transition from Binghamton University to the global world.
There are two upcoming informational programs for students interested in using this resource. “Going Abroad 101” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at noon in UU-202, open to all students. This seminar is an introduction for going abroad paired with tips, expert advice, and humorous stories to help students prepare for work in the new global economy. The program will be led by best-selling author and online publisher Jean-Marc Hachey.
A second program, “My International Job Search,” will also be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. in UU-133A. This program is particularly for grad students, fourth year students, and students with international experience. It will focus on improving international resumes, job-hunting, selling skills, and perfecting one’s elevator pitch. Students will learn how to target their job search and effectively research potential employers.
These programs are co-sponsored by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, the Office of International Education and Global Initiative, College of Community and Public Affairs Career and Professional Services, and Harpur Edge. If you are interested and want to learn more about opportunities abroad, please visit the Fleishman Center during walk-in hours, schedule an appointment with a staff member through hireBING, or email Emily Love at firstname.lastname@example.org.