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Lifelong Global Citizenship

By the time you graduate, you will have developed the intercultural skills, knowledge and mindset to be a Global Citizen. How will you apply those skills to your life after graduation and continue to seek out global experiences?

What do global experiences look like after I graduate?

  • Seek out globally-minded communities (Rotary, language meet ups, etc.)
  • Attend international cultural events (festivals, films, music, etc.)
  • Intercultural travel (seek out opportunities to connect/engage with local communities while traveling rather than just being a tourist, ecotourism, etc.)
  • Apply for an international internship or volunteer experience
  • Seek out international offices at local universities to find out how to welcome international students, faculty and staff to your community
  • Volunteer locally, such as at refugee resettlement organizations or at local universities welcoming new international students

How do I apply my global experiences professionally?

  • Tulane returned Study Abroad webpage
  • How to incorporate your global experiences into your resume
    • Spend time thinking about how to effectively market your global experiences to make you stand out. Strengthen your cover letter and CV so that your global experience is an asset for employers.
    • Example Skills: Language Competency, Communication Skills, Flexibility, Ability to think on your feet, Cultural Sensitivity
  • Think about how to apply your global experiences no matter what you do professionally (i.e. you don’t have to be working in a global industry or working abroad)
  • TAYLOR Your Life is an innovative career development lab that teaches you to approach your future with the mindset and toolkit of a designer

How can I get a job abroad?

Questions to begin

  1. Why do you want to work abroad?
  2. What do you hope to achieve from the experience?
  3. Where do you want to go?
  4. How long would you like to spend abroad?

While Studying Abroad

Think about networking opportunities while studying abroad that could help you get a job abroad after you graduate.

Where to Look for Jobs or Further Your Global Experience after Graduation

  • Visit a Career Services Advisor
  • (free access through Tulane’s Career Center website)
    • Also a good place to look for globally-focused graduate school options
  • Fulbright
  • English Language Teaching Jobs Worldwide (TEFL)
    • Tulane’s EAPP program offers English language teaching certification
  • Graduate School
  • Peace Corps (Tulane offers a peace corps prep program)
  • Meet with your professors about your interests in finding a career abroad
  • Global Industries and Organizations
    • Consultancy
    • Finance
    • Oil and Gas
    • UN
    • State Department
    • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • USAID
    • International Education