UCIS International Career Toolkit Series

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) International Career Toolkit Series is a unique chance for students to explore how they can utilize resources at the University of Pittsburgh to internationalize their future. The series connects students to exciting career opportunities and helps them to articulate their short- and long-term career goals.

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are welcome to attend one or all of the events, which run through the spring semester. Students will get the chance to network with alumni and professionals, visit local businesses and organizations, and learn how to develop their portfolio for the global job market. Sessions with alumni enable current students to gain insights on working and studying overseas. Overall, the series aims to empower students to connect their experiences in the classroom to the workplace.

The series also includes two opportunities for students to travel to Washington, D.C., where they can network with policymakers in government, think tanks, NGOs, and Pitt alumni.

The next International Career Toolkit Series event is a workshop on the CliftonStrengths Assessment developed by the Gallup Company. Interested students will be provided a free access code for the assessment, and the workshop will teach students to incorporate their strengths into their job and internship application materials. The StrengthsFinger Workshop will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 4:30 – 6:15 p.m. in 4130 Posvar Hall.

On Friday, November 15, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Pitt Global Hub, there will be a Skype interview with 2008 Pitt graduate Waseem Mardini of the Global Studies Center.

On Monday, November 18, at 5 p.m., join us for a program titled "How to Prepare for International and Global Careers." 

Professionals with Peace Corps, Foreign Affairs, and State Department budgeting backgrounds will discuss their experience on a panel, provide advice, and answer student questions.  The location is Posvar 4217. 

Earlier that day On the 18th, the Peace Corps Representative will be available in the Global Hub from 12-4pm to answer questions about the Peace Corps.   

The UCIS International Career Toolkit Series is sponsored by Pitt’s African Studies Program; Asian Studies Center; Center for Latin American Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; European Studies Center; and Global Studies Center.