2013 Life After Study Abroad Conference


Saturday, October 12th


Marymount University Ballston Campus

1000 N. Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22201

 Registration Cost: $10

This year’s Life After Study Abroad Conference: The Career Benefits of Study Abroad will enable DC Area study abroad alumni to think critically about how their study abroad experience has influenced them as future professionals. Through a series of dynamic panel discussions and workshops, conference participants will be prompted to identify and articulate the specific intercultural skills and knowledge gained from study abroad and, more importantly, learn how to communicate their transferable value as essential to the professional demands of today’s rapidly globalizing economy. In addition, participants can opt to have their resumes reviewed by local professionals in order to ensure that they are effectively highlighting their international experiences as well as the intercultural competencies gained through study abroad.  Graduate school programs and long-term volunteer opportunities abroad will also be explored.

Event Timeline for Saturday, October 12th, 2013

  • 12:30-1:00pm Check In & Last-Minute Registration for unregistered attendees
  • 1:00-1:20pm Keynote Speech: Martin Tillman, President Global Career Compass
  • 1:30-2:30pm Studying and Volunteering Abroad, Panel Discussion
  • 2:40-3:20pm Concurrent Workshops (Global Leadership: Skills and Knowledge for Our Interconnected World / Beyond “It was Amazing”: How to Change the Way You Talk About Study Abroad)
  • 3:30-4:10pm Concurrent Workshops (Choosing a Career that’s Right for You: StrengthsQuest & Study Abroad / Tailoring Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success)
  • 4:20-5:20pm Building a Global Network, Panel Discussion
  • 5:20-5:30pm Closing Remarks
  • 5:30pm Reception