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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.

Schedule of Events

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Germany

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PDT
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Register: Zoom Registration

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.

The presentation will be focused on undergraduate student opportunities through the DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service and Humboldt Internship Program in Berlin and will include information about application details, funding, research internship examples, program benefits, and more.

Exploring Global Careers: Green Careers Panel

  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. PDT
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Affairs, Cal Aggie Alumni Association
  • Register: Registration

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.

  • Moderator
  • Adam Gromis | Global Lead on Sustainability Policy, Uber

    United States

    Sustainability and cross-disciplinary engagement are running themes throughout Adam's work experience in the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Uber, he worked for five years helping investors build impact investing portfolios with positions at Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, Imprint Capital, and the Global Impact Investing Network. Before impact investing, he spent seven years engaged in efforts to commercialize zero emission vehicle technologies with positions at the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the California Air Resources Board, and UTC Fuel Cells. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an MPA from NYU Wagner, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from UC Davis. Adam is proud to sit on the board of Veloz, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the shift to electric cars through public-private collaboration, public engagement and policy education innovation.
  • Panelists
  • Ana Lepure | Energy Efficiency Policies Consultant

    Mexico

    Ana Lepure is a national councilor in Mexico for climate change appointed in 2017 representing the interests of civil society before the Interministerial Commission of Climate Change of the Mexican national government. She works as a consultant for the International Energy Agency (IEA) supporting the Energy Efficiency for Emerging Economies Programme (E4) in Mexico and the Latin American region. In the latest years, Ana has been involved in the design and implementation of energy efficiency policies across a range of sectors and themes, working very closely with government agencies, at national and subnational levels, and relevant stakeholders including research centers, industry associations, financial institutions, as well as international organizations in Mexico and other Latin American countries. 

    Anna Warwick Sears, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Okanagan Basin Water Board

    Canada

    Dr. Anna Warwick Sears is the Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, a collaborative local government agency focused on water science, management and sustainability of the Okanagan watershed in British Columbia. Raised in B.C., she received a PhD in population biology at the University of California, Davis. Before returning to Canada in 2006 to work for the Water Board, Dr. Sears was Research Director of a watershed NGO in California. Dr. Sears is passionate about using science to solve real-world problems and building bridges with community stakeholders.  She also currently serves as a member of the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control, appointed by the International Joint Commission.

    Kirin Tsuei | Co-Founder and CTO, Sophie's BioNutrients

    Singapore

    Kirin is a UC Davis alum, with a Singapore-based alternative protein company that uses fermentation technology to transform microalgae into high-protein food. The process uses very little land, water or energy, making it a sustainable technology that can help address food insecurity from climate change and population growth. Kirin has worked with multinational companies in the US such as Mead Johnson and Novartis. He also has work experience in China, Taiwan and New Zealand.
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Previously Recorded Events

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

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, June 15, 4 p.m. 
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Watch

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.

Teach English in Spain!

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 10, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, North American Language and Culture Assistants Program
  • Watch on YouTube

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.

LinkedIn: Maximizing Your Global Career Search

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 27, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Watch on YouTube

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. In this interactive workshop, special guest Ellison Weeks from LinkedIn will teach you how to:

  • Use LinkedIn’s robust job search tools
  • Grow your network with professionals across the globe
  • Effectively engage with your network through compelling outreach and follow-up
  • Improve your interview skills
  • Maximize your presence on the platform

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.

  1. Argentina, Brazil, Chile – Panelists and Recording
  2. Asia Pacific and Canada – Panelists and Recording
  3. Colombia, Mexico, Peru – Panelists and Recording
  4. Africa – Panelists and Recording
  5. Asia – Panelists and Recording
  6. Europe – Panelists and Recording

Graduate Study, Research, and Internship Opportunities in Germany with Funding

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub

Hear about Graduate-focused funding options in Germany through DAAD and the Humboldt Berlin Internship Program. DAAD offers scholarships for pursuing research, internships, a Master’s Degree, and to learn German. Humboldt Internship Program offers virtual and in-person research opportunities and offers a scholarship opportunity. Deadlines are soon for both programs so start gathering your application materials before the session or learn about opportunities for the future.

The presentation will be focused on graduate student opportunities through the DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service and Humboldt Internship Program in Berlin and will include information about application details, funding, research internship examples, program benefits, and more.

Peace Corps—Exploring Your Global Future

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Peace Corps

Peace Corps sends volunteers to serve in over 60 countries around the globe. Volunteers must be American citizens and come from all backgrounds to represent the diversity of America abroad. They work at a grassroots level in six different program areas—education, health, environment, youth development, agriculture and community economic development—for a period of 27 months. Volunteers receive transportation to and from the country, a monthly living stipend, vacation and health benefits, and significant training. The Peace Corps provides loan deferment options and, after completing service, 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. Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience that develops leadership skills and opens doors professionally and academically. Join this virtual panel to hear from returned Peace Corps volunteers and learn how the Peace Corps can help you explore your global future.

Build Your Global Professional Brand Through LinkedIn

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, LinkedIn
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

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.

Creating a Career Vision Workshop

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Amy Casey Azuma

This two-hour workshop is intended for undergraduate students who have an interest in applying their global experiences to help create a career vision for the future. We know how much global skills are needed, now more than ever: cross-cultural communication, seeing things from multiple perspectives, and creating interactions based in mutual respect and understanding. Keeping these in mind, it is always the right time to make time to reflect, re-set our career vision and imagine new possibilities. Whether you’re planning your first internship or looking for a new position, you can use this collective space to get clarity on your career visions and gain momentum by planning your next steps. There is no cost for this workshop. Participants should plan to have a notebook or paper for reflection and notes.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Germany

  • Date/Time: Monday, October 12, 2020, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

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.

The presentation will be focused on undergraduate student opportunities through the DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service and Humboldt Internship Program in Berlin and will include information about application details, funding, research internship examples, program benefits, and more.

Teaching English Abroad

  • Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 2020, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PST
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

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.

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

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, GoinGlobal
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

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!

Peace Corps—Helping You Prepare for Your Global Professional Future

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub, Peace Corps
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

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!

Marketing Your Global Experiences

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Internship & Career Center,  UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

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.

Going Abroad for Graduate School, Panel

Hear from panelists who pursued graduate degrees abroad in Europe and Asia. Learn about their experiences navigating school selection, application, finances, academics, and daily life.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 12p.m. – 1p.m.
  • Organizers: UC Davis Global Learning Hub
  • Video: Watch on YouTube

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.


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