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Global Careers Month

Global Careers Month

Global Careers Month

This page has lots of useful information if you're looking for a Global Career or are an international student.  

It builds on the Global Careers Month we held in March 2020 - where we hosted workshops, webinars and more events related to global careers.

At what is such a difficult time for worldwide collaboration, and indeed, normal career-planning at all - we're delighted to share a number of useful online resources on the topic of global careers.

We invite you to continue using these resources, which we've recorded and made available to all. Explore our employer-led or alumni-led webinars, skills-based webinars and more - and see what you could learn.

We will continue to add new webinar recordings to this page so make sure to visit us again! 

Webinar recordings

Global Careers Month

Background info - are you a 'mobile graduate?'

‘Mobile’ graduates are those who had at least one period abroad of a week or longer as part of their undergraduate first degree.

According to the 'Gone International' report:

  • Mobile graduates were more likely to obtain first-class honours or an upper second-class degree (91.6%) than non-mobile graduates (80%)
  • Six months after graduating only 3.1% of mobile graduates were unemployed, compared to 4.2% of non-mobile graduates.
  • Mobile graduates who were working in full-time, paid employment had an average salary of £23,482, compared to an average salary of £22,256 for non-graduates (a difference of 5.5%) six months after graduating.
  • Of all working, mobile graduates in the 2016−17 cohort, 78.3% secured a ‘graduate-level’ job within six months of graduating, compared to 73.2% of non-mobile graduates.   

Where can I get 'global careers' experience?

Our working internationally and working abroad pages are a good start. Also make sure to visit GoinGlobal and their amazing blog.

If you are keen for a summer abroad experience, look for Summer Abroad opportunities and for a full year away (while studying) check Study Abroad and Work Placements pages

Are you an international student looking for work experience in the UK? Then head to our staying in the UK page and regularly browse the Student Circus (register first though) website. 

And of course, for any jobs and work experience in every single part of the world (or UK) regularly visit MyCareer

Get a boost from our Global alumni by joining the Leeds for Life network and get access to successful alumni from more than 100 different countries. Have a look at other events Careers Centre planned, including the Spring Careers Fair, join the Global Community 100s of different LUU societiesmentoring opportunities and of course learn a different language for free.

For other great ideas visit the student opportunities website

Online learning 

Did you know you have free access to LinkedIN Learning and some amazing courses such as 'Getting advice from some of the big names in business', 'Becoming a successful job hunter' or 'Setting up a LinkedIN profile for students'.

And if you are an international student, you can access the free 'Preparing for Work' online course (you need to sign up now for course starting after 8th of June 2020). 

So where will your career take you?