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International Placements at Aston University:Sourcing international opportunities Carolina Salinas – International Placement Manager

today
Today
  • Internationalisation at Aston
  • Facts and figures
  • Sourcing channels: external, internal and 3rd parties
aston university employable graduates exploitable research
Aston University: Employable Graduates, Exploitable Research
  • Founded in 1895, Aston is a long-established

research-led University known for its

strong links to industry, government and commerce

“Aston turns out some of the most sought-after graduates in Britain, with 89% landing graduate-level jobs.” Sunday Times University Guide 2013

30% of outgoing placement students in 2013/14

are spending the third year working or

studying overseas, across the 4 Schools:

Engineering, Business, Health Sciences and

Languages & Social Sciences

students placed overseas
Students Placed Overseas

30% of all placed students are on placement overseas

65% English speaking

Top locations:

China

USA

Korea

Australia

Chile

Spain

France

Germany

Netherlands

international placements
International Placements

Student’s Choice!

Study Placement

Combination

Work Placement

Volunteering

Teaching Degree Subjects & English Abroad

locations placement types

BRAZIL

Biomedical Assistant

Locations & Placement Types

GERMANY

Human Resources Intern

Translation Management Intern

HR Professional Education Intern

SAUDI ARABIA

IT Project Assistant

Electrical Engineer

CANADA

IT Project Assistant

NETHERLANDS

I.T. Intern

HR Intern

Finance Intern

USA

Marketing Assistant

Business Analyst Intern

Chemical Engineer Intern

SWITZERLAND

Audit Intern

Marketing and Communication Intern

JAPAN

English Teaching Assistant

Belgium

Project Assistant

Resource Analyst Placement

AUSTRALIA

Psychology Research Assistant

HUNGARY

Legal Recruitment Assistant

CYPRUS

Accountancy Intern

CHILE

Event and Communication

Tax and Assurance

SPAIN

Chemical Engineer

Business Development Trainee

Purchasing & Stock Control Agent

Conversation Assistant

FRANCE

Language Assistant

Communication Assistant

Finance Assistant

Marketing Assistant

CHINA

Education Advisor

KENYA

Biology Teaching Assistant

SINGAPORE

Financial Service Intern

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Meet the International Placements Team

A dedicated International Placements Team offering support and guidance throughout the placement search and whilst on placement. Includes a dedicated Business Development Manager to source international opportunities to advertise to students.

sourcing international placements channels
Sourcing International Placements - Channels
  • External Channels:
    • Repeat business
    • UK Business contacts – branches abroad
    • Online Job Boards
    • ERASMUS network
  • Internal Channels:
    • Alumni contacts
    • Academic contacts
    • Opportunities found by students on previous years
  • Agents or 3rd parties – occasionally:
    • USA (VISAS)
    • China - Placement Agencies
    • Chamber Commerce offices
  • Internal
channels repeat business
Channels: Repeat Business
  • Repeat business
    • 60% of employers they advertise in Aston
    • Mature relationships
    • Doing international placements for 30 years
    • Keep working on those relationships
    • Account management approach
    • Phone contact and visits when possible
channels uk business contacts
Channels: UK Business Contacts
  • UK Business Contacts
    • Branches and contacts abroad
    • Meet employers on campus
    • Meet key Account Managers around University i.e.

joined international research projects

    • Particularly relevant when travelling abroad i.e. to

conferences, students visits, etc

channels online job boards
Channels: Online Job Boards
  • Online Job Boards
    • Search them regularly
    • Register to receive alerts
    • Recommend them to students
    • It helps to speak languages for some of them
channels erasmus network
Channels: ERASMUS Network
  • ERASMUS network
    • Follow up email alerts
    • Exchange University Partners
internal channels alumni academic contacts placements found by students
Internal Channels: Alumni & Academic contacts, placements found by students
  • Alumni contacts
    • Very important
    • Have access to country lists
    • Make the Alumni Office your best friends!
    • Try to visit some contacts when you travel abroad
  • Academic contacts
    • Network internally
    • Ask at meetings
    • International research initiatives
  • Placements found by students
    • Contact employer directly
    • Contact employer by student
3 rd party channels
3rd Party Channels
  • Agents or 3rd parties – occasionally
    • USA (J1 VISAS)
    • China Placement agencies
    • Chamber Commerce offices
    • Alert – reputation, fees charged to students! Small print and disclaimers
final thoughts
Final thoughts
    • Team structure and dedicated resource – languages
    • Don’t be afraid to share employer contacts if you are not centralised placements team!
    • Network with academics and other colleagues, always ask the question
  • One World Week & World Awareness Week
  • Student Societies
  • Language Departments
  • International Office
    • Persevere, Business Development is a long-term game
    • Social and professional media is powerful
    • SME’s are equally good placement providers
questions
Questions

GRACIASTHANK YOU

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