UCIS International Career Toolkit Series

About the International Career Toolkit Series

Careers in International Law? Security? International Development? Arts and Entertainment? International Business? Health?

This toolkit series introduces students to the multitude of careers available by meeting and interacting with professionals in a variety of fields. Many of our guest speakers are Pitt alumni and those that graduated with an International Studies Certificate. By attending one or all of the panels, students will gain insight on career choices, what specific careers entail, how to articulate and prepare for short and long term career goals, and utilize resources at Pitt to make their goals a reality.

This series is designed for students to learn from professionals about:

  • What their work entails
  • How they prepared for their career and what led them to their current position
  • If they had to do it over, how would they better prepare themselves given resources at the university
  • What employers are looking for in new-hires including soft and hard skills
  • How to network with really interesting people

Each year a few career fields are selected. If you don’t see a career path you are interested in this year, stay tuned.

International Career Toolkits Events for Fall 2017

October 18: Pittsburgh Perspectives on Displacement 
7:00- 8:00PM Posvar 4130 
Hear directly from professionals working with refugees here in Pittsburgh. Learn about the refugee experience including: what it’s like to move here, what services are available and which are still needed. 

October 25: Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad?
3:00-4:00PM UCIS - Posvar 4209 
Have you considered graduate school abroad? Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admission councilors and members of admissions committees. 

October 27: UCIS International Career Toolkit Site Visit
12:00-3:00PM UCIS- Posvar- 4209
Pittsburgh has hundreds of nonprofits, NGOs, businesses, and government agencies doing international work! Meet with professionals working in a variety of ways to connect Pittsburgh with the world during the UCIS year long series! Learn about opportunities for students to get involved with local organizations, valuable qualities and experiences looked for in potential employees, and ways to prepare for future careers while in school. Global Wordsmits is a local, woman-owned social enterprise that provides high quality, low-to-no-cost translation services for legal, business, conference, educational, medical and mental health settings in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Space is limited to 12 students only so reserve you space today! Sign up here, and leave a refundable deposit of $10 with Elaine Linn in the Global Studies Office, Posvar Hall.

November 2-4: Trans-Atlantic University Trip 
Join the European Studies Center for a trip to the University of North Carolina to visit with alumni of the Transatlantic Masters Program. These practitioners in various international fields will talk about their careers, the benefits of a graduate degree in Transatlantic Studies, and how to pursue graduate studies in Europe. Contact Steve Lund at slund@pitt.edu for more info. 

November 9: UCIS Alumni Networking Reception 
4:00-6:00PM UCIS - Posvar 4217 
Meet former GSC students and find out more about where they are working now at this networking reception.

November 10: All DAY - UCIS Alumni Panels 
Career path discussions, Insights on Working Overseas & More! 

November 17: Boston Career Forum 2017
Join Asian Studies Center to largest career fair for Japanese-English bilinguals in Boston. Contact rookoepsel@pitt.edu for info.

Click here to see our previous Toolkit Series for a taste of what kind of events you can expect later in the academic year.