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A newsletter for study abroad returnees: information, events and stories to inspire you to continue building on your international experience.
Language Institute Spring Career Programming

Looking for ways to incorporate your international interests and language skills into an internship or job? The Language Institute presents spring career programing for undergraduate students across all schools and colleges. Check out these events:

Marketing Your Language Skills: Drop-In Career Fair Preparation
Learn how to highlight your language skills and international interests in a cover letter, resume, networking conversation or interview.
Monday, February 4
1:00-4:00 pm
333 Ingraham Hall, Global Lounge
Tuesday, February 5
2:00-4:00 pm
1338 Van Hise Hall

Launching Your International Career
Develop an understanding of international job search strategies and how to build your global professional network.
Wednesday, February 13
4:30pm – 5:30pm, Union South TITU
Put Study Abroad on Your Resume
Communicate the value of your experience studying or interning abroad in your resume, cover letter, networking conversation or interview.
Wednesday, February 20
4:30pm – 5:30pm, 254 Van Hise Hall
Global Cafe

Drop in conversation gathering over drinks and snacks. Make new friends from around the world. Catch up with other study abroad returnees. Practice a language. Learn about different cultures. Build connections around the world.
Spring 2019 Dates
January 31
February 14
February 28
March 14
March 28
April 11
April 25

Time & Location
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
MSC Lounge, Red Gym, 2nd Floor
Career & Internship Fair
Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Pyle Center
Co-Sponsored by: Wisconsin Alumni Student Board, SuccessWorks at the College of Letters and Science, Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program and College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • Resume feedback from employers
  • Create and practice your personal introduction and get feedback from an advisor to help you feel comfortable talking to recruiters
  • Career Fair Q&A: what to wear, what to bring, how to do research, Handshake, the Fairs App, and more questions you might have
Join us! All UW students welcome. Please bring student ID and resume
Event Page on Handshake
Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm | Memorial Union
Co-Sponsored by International Student Services (ISS) and SuccessWorks
  • Understand the F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) process, which is essential for international students seeking employment in the U.S.
  • Learn how to present yourself to employers and speak with them during the Career & Internship Fair
  • Students can attend this event and the all-campus Career Fair Prep Night from 6:00 – 7:30 in the Pyle Center
All international students welcome. Please bring your student ID.
Come Work at IAP

This semester we will be hiring for 2019-20 student staff positions (Peer Advisors & Student Marketing Coordinators).  If you are looking for a job when you’re back on campus, I’d encourage you to apply.  It’s a great way to stay connected to your study abroad experience – we’d love to develop more advising resources for students interested in studying abroad.  We will provide additional information about this process (including how to apply) in March.

Be Part of the Undergraduate Symposium

The annual Undergraduate Symposium is our campus-wide showcase for undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, and performances. The Symposium will be on April 13, 2019. Take advantage of this opportunity to present your work to the campus community and public-at-large…showcase the work you did abroad!

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019
Apply for a Bucky Award

Calling all Badgers Beyond Abroad (study abroad returnees)! It's time for the Bucky's!

Do you apply the skills you earned abroad to improve yourself and those around you? Do you strive to broaden your understanding of global issues?

Apply for the Bucky Global Citizenship Award now through February 22!

The Bucky Awards recognize hardworking students and student organizations for their work on campus and in the community.
Submit to Souvenirs

Publish your travel photography or writing. Find out how to submit work, or get involved with the student publication, via their website:

The deadline to submit to the spring 2019 print magazine and photo contest is Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 11:59 PM (Date is subject to change, see website)
Returned Student Resources
We offer a base of resources for returned students on our website. Join us for events like Global Cafe, International Trivia Night, and volunteering at the Study Abroad Fair (fall) or orientation events (fall/spring). Be in the know on international related opportunities and follow what young alumni have done in our newsletter - Badgers Beyond Abroad. Stay connected. Keep in touch.
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