This week’s blog post will focus on the variety of connections and resources that Brock CareerZone has for students to gain opportunities to work or volunteer worldwide. Volunteering or working abroad gives individuals exposure to new cultures and countries. Engaging in employment and volunteer positions abroad enables one to gain a global perspective, which many employers are looking for in candidates.
Throughout this blog post we will highlight Career Zones “Going Global” resource as well as opportunities to guide students through Internships, Work placements and Volunteer positions abroad.
Going Global is a country-specific database resource directed to career and employment and tips for going abroad. In summary it is a major search tool for finding worldwide jobs and internship listings.
The Going Global resource can be accessed through careerzone.brocku.ca (log in using your student information)
Career Zone Café will also be holding an upcoming workshop for a Going Global demonstration – if you are interested in learning more please register through the events page on careerzone.brocku.ca. The session will be taking place on November 12th 2018 from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm.
Internships are another opportunity for individuals to learn another language and experience a different culture at the same time gaining valuable work experience. Learning about ones professional career from another country can be beneficial and set you apart from others in your job markets, as you have some unique experiences. Below we have listed some resources, if you are looking for further information in regards of Internships Abroad visit careerzone.brocku.ca under the resources tab.
Internships Abroad Resources:
For employers, global perspective within a candidate is an attractive attribute. Working Abroad gives individuals the opportunity to make connections with a variety of people as well as gain experience through travel and learning about other countries. Working Abroad can provide you with skills that you can bring to a variety of positions. CareerZone has a variety of resources to help with Job Search Abroad. Not only is job search important when seeking employment Abroad it is also important to ensure you are applying with the appropriate application documentation.
Working Abroad Resources:
In addition to work placements and internship programs various agencies run volunteer abroad placements. Volunteering placements abroad give individuals the opportunity to make a difference in addition to experiencing a new culture and country. Brock runs a variety of international volunteer programs as well as provides an abundance of resources for those interested in making a difference in a new country.
Volunteer Abroad Resources:
For more information about Working and Volunteering Abroad please visit careerzone.brocku.ca. Next week International Week is taking place at Brock, International Week will run from November 12th 2018 – November 16th 2018. Keep a lookout on the CareerZone event page for any events that week. Our blog post for next week will highlight Studying Abroad opportunities.