Helping Students Market Their International Education Experience

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Vera V. Chapman, Ph.D, LPC, CCC, CCSP is a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF-I) and Licensed Professional Counselor (MS) and Career Consultant and Trainer in private practice. Her 10-year career as educator and career catalyst on diverse college campuses has focused narrowly on helping both international and domestic students strategically navigate global career paths. Originally from South Africa, Dr. Chapman’s research focuses on the psychosocial and career development of students who pursue international education, along with best practices for colleges and universities to foster such development. She served as Co-Chair of the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Global Connections Committee, Associate Editor of the Journal of International Students, reviewer for the Journal of Career Development, and Field Editor of NCDA’s Career Convergence web magazine. Vera holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and M.Ed in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mississippi, and two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTIONDespite rising concerns about the lack of practical training of new graduates, research indicates that participating in education abroad experiences often supports multidimensional growth in areas directly relevant to employability. Unfortunately, students often struggle to discern and effectively articulate the value added by such experiences in ways employers find compelling. 

In this webinar, Vera Chapman will unpack the “so what?” of international education participation and share strategies to help students better leverage these experiences for career success – a process that begins pre-departure and spans well past their return home.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the psychosocial and career developmental gains that are typical for students who participate in international education experiences.
  • Gain practical strategies for helping students to translate their experiences into transferable skills.
  • Gain practical strategies for helping students to leverage these experiences in the job search process, including: resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc.