Career Services While Abroad

Planning to study abroad?

Remember: just because you’re out of the country doesn’t mean that you can’t utilize resources from Career Services. There are plenty of things that you can do to stay on top of career development while abroad. Especially if you’re going abroad as a junior, it is essential that you keep in touch with our career advisors to start navigating the process of looking for a summer internship or upcoming graduate school applications.

Here are a few tips to help you stay on top of things while you’re away:

  1. Resume: Come into the office this spring to have your resume reviewed. This way you’ll have an approved resume to use during the fall semester, especially if you’re thinking about getting an internship where you’re studying abroad. If your resume changes feel free to email us to have it reviewed once you’ve updated the document.
  2. Email: For students who are enrolled but are not on campus, like study abroad students, career advisors are able to provide advising via email. Just like in an appointment we can assist you with your career documents (resumes, cover letters, etc.), strategies for internship/job searching and resources on where to start.
  3. Phone/Skype: Sometimes a conversation can be more helpful than conversing via email. If so you have the option to schedule a phone appointment (if you have the resources to do so) and some of our advisors will even conduct Skype appointments with students.
  4. SpiderConnect: This database is still available to you no matter if you’ll be studying in Argentina or Hong Kong. Look at the site often (at least once a week) to do a search for opportunities that you’re interested in. Don’t forget that in addition to the SpiderConnect opportunities you can be searching the UCAN Internship, Career 15 and NACELink databases.
  5. Interviewing: Just because you might be halfway around the world doesn’t mean that you can’t participate in our on-campus interviewing program. Some of our employers are open to remote interviewing which can include phone interviews and video interviews (through either Skype or Video Conferencing). Our office will assist you with arranging these interviews; do not reach out to employers directly to coordinate an interview. Check out “A Student’s Guide to Remote Interviews” for more tips.

For these services feel free to contact a career advisor directly if you’ve been working with them on campus prior to studying abroad. If not, then contact the office at careerservices@richmond.edu with what you would like assistance with and our staff will direct you to the appropriate person. Enjoy your study abroad experience and keep in touch with our office while you’re away!

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