Global Learning Conference

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Planned for Winter 2021

Global Learning Conference — Leveraging Your Experiences to Enhance Your Future

Your global perspectives are valuable in today’s interconnected world. Come learn to articulate and market those skills in your career search while advancing your personal and professional goals. This conference will provide opportunities to network with potential employers, showcase your experience in your resume and cover letter, hear from seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, connect with like-minded peers, and explore resources and opportunities for your future.

Hosted by the Global Learning Hub and the Internship and Career Center, the Global Learning Conference is for undergraduate students who

  • have experience navigating intercultural spaces;
  • have studied or interned abroad;
  • are international students;
  • are first-generation college students;
  • are passionate about solving global challenges.

When:  Planned for Winter 2021

Where:  TBD

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Sample Conference Schedule from 2020 Event

Note: 2021 Global Learning Conference schedule and sessions will vary

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Conference Check-In, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitor Fair, Professional Headshots

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Welcome by Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska, Keynote Address

10:55 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Workshop 1 – Concurrent Sessions:

  1. Refining Your Story: Talking About your Experience Beyond “It was great”
  2. Using Written Words to Articulate your Intercultural Experience
  3. Who am I now? Who do I want to be?: Vision Boarding as a Manifestation Tool
  4. Reflecting on your Diverse Identities in a Global Context

11:45 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Lunch Session: Exploring Global Career Paths

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop 2 – Concurrent Sessions:

  1. Pitch Yourself: What, When & How to Use Your Elevator Pitch
  2. Study, Work, or Volunteer Overseas: Start (or Continue) Your Journey
  3. Ways to Live Globally While Residing Locally
  4. Insights from Professionals: Applying International Exchange Experiences to Advance Careers

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Fair, Snack Break, Professional Headshots

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Career Skills Plenary

  • Showcasing Your Experience in Career Search Presentation
  • Resume Review
  • Building Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Networking Mixer, Prize Giveaways 

What Conference Attendees are Saying About the Global Learning Conference:

  • “I loved the opportunity to interact with students, have a place to take professional headshots, and overall network with amazing individuals.”
  • “I feel more prepared and confident in how to handle job applications.”
  • “Angela [keynote speaker] is an inspiration and her story really reached me. I felt like I could really relate with what she was saying, and I hope to stay connected with her. Her speech seemed to really match my current place in the world and has helped me feel more confident and clear in what I want to do.”
  • “The advice from the [global professional] guests during lunch really helped me solve what I could do next.”
  • “The most helpful part of the conference for me was learning about the variety of [post-graduation] opportunities for working abroad other than just teaching English.”
  • “Having the speaker directly from LinkedIn was helpful for me to understand how to actually use the site.” 
  • “The writing and pitch workshops taught me at least 5 new things that I want to do now!”

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the Global Learning Conference email globallearningconference@ucdavis.edu.