International Career Toolkit Series

Each year, REEES and the other area and global studies centers in the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) host a series of events designed to help students leverage their international expertise and foreign language skills to launch exciting and impactful careers after graduation. Previous events in the program have included workshops on how to identify personal strengths and professional goals, prepare a polished resume or CV, write a compelling cover letter or graduate school application, and impress in a face-to-face interview. The Career Toolkit Series gives REEES students opportunities to connect with leaders and specialists, including Pitt and REEES alumni, in a wide variety of fields.

The high point of the International Career Toolkit is a networking trip to Washington, D.C. in February or March, which is open to REEES students who are nearing graduation or enrolled in graduate programs. Students who participate in the trip will meet with professionals working in various governmental offices, not-for-profit organizations, and consulting firms in the nation’s capital. Past site visits have included the State Department, the National Democratic Institute, the Government Accountability Office; and the Global Knowledge Initiative, as well as a networking party with UCIS alumni working in the area. The Pitt delegation is divided into three groups according to student interest: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and Security; Global Health; and Human Security. 

For more information about the International Career Toolkit Series or the Washington, D.C. networking trip, contact REEES Advisor Trevor Erlacher at tfe3@pitt.edu.