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  1. Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experiences

  2. Study Abroad Value • Employers Appreciate International Experience! • Linguistic Abilities • Cross-Cultural Competency • Adaptability • Transferable Skills INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  3. Reflect and Unpack Your Experiences INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  4. Where to Share? • Cover Letters • Skills Gained • Organization Values • Resumes • Education Summary • Relevant Experiences • Interview Questions • Communicate Your Stories • Networking • LinkedIn INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  5. Cover Letters • Keep it Relevant • Outcomes or Skills Based • Focus on Job Description • Relate back to Company • *NOT an entire cover letter. INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  6. Resumes INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  7. Resumes INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  8. Resumes: Accomplishment Statements • Start with an Action Verb • Example: Adapted to living in a foreign environment • Add Qualifiers • Adapted to overseas living in Leipzig, Germany • Add Quantifiers • Adapted to overseas living in Leipzig, Germany during a 12-month cultural exchange study program • Speak to Outcomes • Adapted to overseas living in Leipzig, Germany during a 12-month exchange program, while successfully completing a business internship INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  9. Resume Verbs INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  10. Interviewing • Prepare your Elevator Pitch • Tell me about Studying Abroad • Don’t be Vague • Use details • Refer to Specifics • Prepare Stories before • Reflect Skills Gained • Build Stories using PAR method INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  11. P+A+R • Problem • Describe the task or situation. • What was your role? • Action • What steps did you take? • Results • Share the outcome. • Share what you learned. • Share how you grew. • Tell a Story • The PAR method allows for stories, use details and specifics. INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  12. Interview Practice • Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to a new situation. INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  13. Other Standard Questions • Tell me about a time you had to think on your feet. • Tell me about a time when you took initiative and took the lead. • What is a goal you had and how did you achieve it? INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  14. LinkedIn Marketing • Add to Your Summary • Education Section • Add Courses • Experience Section • Elaborate on excursions • Describe Internships • Include Projects • Pictures, Presentations, Blogs, Etc. • Follow Institution • Connect with Alumni and Classmates INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  15. Example INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  16. What will you do in the next 24 hours? INDIANA UNIVERSITY