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What is the UC Davis Global Career Development Series? 

The UC Davis Global Career Development Series is an ongoing event series hosted by the Global Learning Hub with the purpose of providing all students with additional global professional development resources and opportunities. This series will feature workshops, info sessions, panels, and webinars with a particular focus on global career development. Events are open to all. Learn more and register below for individual events or browse the archives for previously recorded events.

Upcoming Events

Post Graduate Global Opportunities Overview

Organizer: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 3–3:50 p.m.
Location: International Center 3119

Continue exploring the world after completing your degree through programs that support continued study, research, or service-learning. Learn about the resources available to you through UC Davis and program-specific post-graduate sessions through the UC Davis Global Learning Showcase. This session is presented as part of the UC Davis Global Learning Showcase happening Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, November 17. Learn more.

Post Graduate Opportunity: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Organizer: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.
Location: International Center 3130

This session will focus on master’s degrees through The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). At MIIS you can jump start your global career through the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education or the Graduate School of International Policy and Management. Hear from Assistant Director of Global Recruiting, Nadeen Black, who will share details on the degree options at MIIS, the application process, career outcomes and scholarship opportunities. This session is presented as part of the UC Davis Global Learning Showcase happening Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, November 17. Learn more.

Global Career Development Series: Funded Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) through DAAD

Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 3–3:50 p.m.
LocationZoom (register in advance)

Come learn about the 2023 DAAD RISE program from a representative from DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Students receive 750 euros/month for three months, health insurance, and a stipend for international and in-country travel. Application open November 1 – December 15, 2022. This session is presented as part of the UC Davis Global Learning Showcase happening Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, November 17. Learn more.

Post Graduate Opportunity: Peace Corps

Organizer: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Peace Corps
Date/Time: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 4–5 p.m.
LocationZoom (register in advance)

Peace corps sends US citizens to over 60 countries that have requested help and we work at a grass-roots level in local communities for 27 months. We work in areas such as: education, environment, health, agriculture and development. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits and significant training. After serving in the Peace Corps, volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of over $9,000, lifetime eligibility for certain graduate school fellowships and one year of preferential hiring for federal positions, but most importantly, they have received a life changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual event to learn how the Peace Corps can help you prepare for your professional future, learn about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. This session is presented as part of the UC Davis Global Learning Showcase happening Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, November 17. Learn more.

Global Career Development Series: A Career in the U.S. Foreign Service with Featured Speaker Ambassador Eric Rubin

Organizer: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, American Foreign Service Association
Date/Time: Friday, November 18, 2022, 10–11 a.m.
Location: International Center, 3119

UC Davis Global Learning Hub and the American Foreign Service Association invite you to a special UC Davis Global Career Development Series event where you’ll hear from Ambassador Eric Rubin, an active-duty member of the U.S Foreign Service and current president of the American Foreign Service Association.

After graduating from Yale, Ambassador Rubin started his career with the U.S. Foreign Service as a political and human rights officer in Honduras and has held several positions abroad and in Washington D.C. which ultimately led him to his most recent posting as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria from 2016-2019. Ambassador Rubin has a variety of interesting work experiences from being the Assistant White House Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Consul General in Chang Mai, Thailand. If you’re interested in hearing more about his unique career path and what it’s like to work in the foreign service, please join us on November 18 at 10am. Ambassador Rubin will also discuss the important role career diplomats play in facing current global challenges.

After his talk, UC Davis students will have the opportunity to ask Ambassador Rubin questions and network with retired members of the U.S. Foreign Service, including an alumni from UC Davis! Students will also hear from UC Davis prestigious scholarship and fellowships advisor, Scott Palmer, about how to start thinking about creating your own unique path to working abroad with the foreign service. There are several programs, scholarships and fellowships through the U.S. government that are designed to help support students interested in this career path so you’ll hear about some of those and how UC Davis can help support you with advising and the application process.

This event is geared toward UC Davis students but is open to all, including faculty, staff, community members.

  • Previously Recorded Events
  • Exploring Global Careers: Careers in Business & Entrepreneurship 

    The Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) is committed to supporting the professional development of Aggies no matter where in the world they are. CAAA has partnered with Global Affairs to present the Explore Global Careers Series. Join us for this interactive panel to ask questions and learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful career in business or entrepreneurship in their region of the worldWatch on YouTube

    Exploring Global Careers: Global Health 

    CAAA has partnered with Global Affairs and Health Professions Advising to present Exploring Global Careers: Global Health. Join us for this panel to ask questions and learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful global health career in their region of the worldWatch on YouTube

    Global Opportunities: Life After College

    This session led by the Internship and Career Center and the Global Learning Hub provides an overview of a few global opportunities you may want to consider after graduation. Learn about job search tips and tools, international graduate school fellowships, teaching English abroad, federal job opportunities as well as current resources available at Davis to continue to learn more about additional opportunities after graduation. Watch on YouTube

    Exploring Global Careers: Green Careers Panel

    The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association has partnered with Global Affairs to present Exploring Global Careers. Join us for the first panel of this series to network with and learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful green career in their region of the world. Watch on YouTube

    Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Germany

    Undergraduate research is a great way to support your career preparation. As part of Undergraduate Research Week and the Global Career Development Series, the Global Learning Hub is hosting an info session with two of our partners in Germany that offer research internship programs. Hear about options for virtual and in-person research, fully-funded opportunities, as well as research projects where you can apply for a scholarship. STEM opportunities will also be discussed, as well as other fields like entrepreneurship, psychology, and music. Watch on YouTube

    How Graduate School Can Boost Your Global Career: Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) Spotlight

    Did you know that international education is a field that you can study at graduate school? Hear from MIIS students and alumni to learn about why they selected their global grad program, and explore their career interests in the international/global field. MIIS offers in-person and virtual globally-focused graduate degrees. UC Davis students who have participated on global programs are eligible for a $10,000 automatic scholarship. Come to this Global Career Development Series event to learn more. Watch on YouTube

    Teach English in Spain!

    The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is an educational outreach initiative of the Spanish Ministry of Education through the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain. NALCAP offers grants to American college students and graduates, who are native speakers of English, with the opportunity to be an English teaching assistant (TA). Once in Spain, students will partner with elementary and secondary schools to provide backing to language programs as TAs under the supervision and guidance of teachers of English as a World/Foreign Language. Positions are offered all across Spain—running from October 1 – May 31 for most assignments. NALCAP recipients receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses of 700–1000 euros and medical insurance. Watch on YouTube

    LinkedIn: Maximizing Your Global Career Search

    LinkedIn is a powerful tool for advancing your career and connecting to professional opportunities. Building a compelling profile was an important first step, but it’s just the beginning! If you haven't started your LinkedIn profile yet or it needs a refresh, watch "Build Your Global Professional Brand Through LinkedIn". To gain advanced tips for putting your shiny new LinkedIn profile to use, join us for the next session in our LinkedIn Series. Watch on YouTube

    Global Career Development Series: Global Career Panels

    November 17-20, 2020. Cal Aggie Alumni Association has partnered with Global Affairs to present the Global Careers Panel Series. There will be six different panels offered during this week. Learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful career in their region of the world.

    Argentina, Brazil, Chile – Panelists and Recording

    Asia Pacific and Canada – Panelists and Recording

    Colombia, Mexico, Peru – Panelists and Recording

    Africa – Panelists and Recording

    Asia – Panelists and Recording

    Europe – Panelists and Recording

    Build Your Global Professional Brand Through LinkedIn

    In this workshop, you will learn how and why to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your global experiences and personal career story to life. This session will offer specific tips on tailoring each section of your profile, and will particularly highlight ways to make your global transferable skills more prominent for potential employers. Ellison will share specific examples of profile phrases and languages that will help you build or enhance your profile. After this session, you will have all of the tools to begin or update your profile for a global audience. Watch on YouTube

    Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Germany

    Undergraduate research is a great way to support your career preparation. As part of Undergraduate Research Week and the Global Career Development Series, the Global Learning Hub is hosting an info session with two of our partners in Germany that offer research internship programs. Hear about options for virtual and in-person research, fully-funded opportunities, as well as research projects where you can apply for a scholarship. STEM opportunities will also be discussed, as well as other fields like entrepreneurship, psychology, and music. Watch on YouTube

    Teaching English Abroad

    Are you considering teaching English abroad after graduation? Did you know that there are private and government sponsored programs that hire English teachers? Teaching English abroad offers opportunities to gain work experience in another country, build your professional network, and engage with local communities in a meaningful way. You will help your students learn and grow, all while living abroad and immersing yourself in the local culture. Hear from UC Davis alumni who taught English in Europe and Asia, and learn about their experiences, including program selection, application process, finances, and career advancement. Watch on YouTube

    Making the Most of GoinGlobal—Expert-Created Resources to Fast Track Job and Internship Searches at Home and Abroad

    As a UC Davis student or alumni, you can access GoinGlobal for free. Join this online demo with the president and founder of GoinGlobal to learn how this unique tool can enhance and support your career pursuits across town and around the world. The one-hour training will cover how to navigate the millions of global internship and job postings in the GoinGlobal database and will demo other career development resources. We will learn how to find online and remote opportunities and explore GoinGlobal’s constantly updated country and city career guides featuring information such as professional networking groups, country-specific resume guidelines, interview and cultural advice, industry trends and more! Watch on YouTube

    Peace Corps—Helping You Prepare for Your Global Professional Future

    Peace corps sends US citizens to over 60 countries that have requested help and we work at a grass-roots level in local communities for 27 months. We work in areas such as: education, environment, health, agriculture and development. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits and significant training. After serving in the Peace Corps, volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of over $9,000, lifetime eligibility for certain graduate school fellowships and one year of preferential hiring for federal positions, but most importantly, they have received a life changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual event to learn how the Peace Corps can help you prepare for your professional future! Watch on YouTube

    Marketing Your Global Experiences

    You’ve traveled, worked on global projects, developed comprehensive skills, and learned more than the average student. Let’s talk about marketing those experiences. Join Ken Barnes from the Internship and Career Center and Bineti Vitta from the Global Learning Hub for a conversation on developing a resume and marketing plan that highlights your hard work and global awareness. Watch on YouTube

    Going Abroad for Graduate School, Panel

    Are you considering graduate school? Did you know that many universities overseas offer graduate degree programs in English? Attending graduate school is a big decision and investment, but going abroad offers unique cultural experiences and opportunities that you may not find in the U.S. Hear from panelists who pursued graduate degrees abroad in Europe and Asia, and learn about their experiences, including school selection, application, finances, academics, and daily life. Watch on YouTube


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