Maximize Your Experience Abroad

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This resource was co-authored by Wellesley Career Education and the Wellesley Office of International Study.

Learn how to maximize your study abroad experience by connecting to the Wellesley network, exploring beyond the classroom, and reflecting on your experience.

Leverage Your Experience Abroad

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Co-authored by Wellesley Career Education and the Wellesley Office of International Study.

    This resource provides tips to help you leverage your study abroad experience upon your return.

    Negotiation & Identity

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    Your social context for negotiation will depend upon a variety of factors. This is where you may ask yourself where you are at this stage in your career journey. How do your identities, values, interests, skills, and other aspects of your background intersect with the negotiation process? All of these components are worth considering because they will inform your approach to the process. Depending on your personal situation, some components may pose more questions for you than others.

    Artful Communication for Networking

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    Whenever we interact with others, we are practicing the art of communication. It is something that is best learned by trying and failing, practicing, and observing others who are skilled. When you are exploring careers and trying to find a job, you will be meeting people and building relationships. Improving your communication skills as you try to meet people who share your professional interests should be an ongoing lifelong goal.

    Resources for Women

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    This resource presents a collection of career-related resources for women, including relevant information on employers, professional organizations, and funding sources.

    CV (curriculum vitae) Guidelines

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    Your CV or curriculum vitae is similar to your resume. It clearly represents your current and past experiences and accomplishments so that your reader can understand the unique value that you bring to a job/internship/academic program. A few important differences to keep in mind about your CV are outlined in this document, along with helpful tips for format and content.

    Cover Letter Guidelines and Samples

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    • The purpose of the cover letter is to demonstrate to the employer that you are a good fit for their organization and the role for which you’re applying. Think about your cover letter as a way to “connect the dots” between your resume (your past) and the job description (the future).
    • Share the reasons for your interest, enthusiasm, and qualifications for the job, beyond what is communicated in your resume.
    • Help the employer understand your motivation and provide an introduction to your personality and values.

    Introduction to Networking

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    For some, the idea of networking is exciting. For others, the mere mention of the word can be anxiety provoking. In either case, it is important to know:

    • Why networking is important to your lifelong career success
    • What networking actually is, and what it is not
    • Where you can effectively network
    • Skills and strategies for networking