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Global Careers

Global Careers

Looking for resources on working abroad? Or webinars for international students seeking opportunities? Explore below for a series of upcoming webinars, as well as 40+ existing webinars led by employers, alumni and experts – you can develop your skills and learn more about global careers.

We’re constantly updating this page with new webinars so check back for recordings, or explore MyCareer for all of our upcoming virtual events.

Global Careers events in 20/21 academic year

International students who would like to work in the UK

  1. International students - Ask us anything series | FAQ webinar with Expert Careers Centre staff | Jobs, internships, careers, tips and advice and much more - range of dates including 26 October, 4 November, 12 November, 23 November and 4 December
  2. How to Write a CV for UK employers - 23 October and 27 October
  3. An Introduction to Networking for International Students - 2 November
  4. Student Circus - Finding and applying for jobs in the UK | Webinar for international students - 3 November and 1 December
  5. Want to stay in the UK after graduation? | Graduate level and other work-based visas info webinar - 4 November
  6. For more events, make sure to regularly visit MyCareer

China focus | 2-11 November

  1. UNICAREER | 4 hot industries in China right now and how to get a job there - 2 November
  2. Start your employability journey | British Chamber of Commerce in China | Exclusively for Leeds students and alumni - taking place in Beijing, China - 2 November
  3. OPPO | Learn about opportunities plus tips and advice on how to apply - 3 November
  4. MIDEA CHINA | Graduate jobs and internships, advice from Leeds alumni and tips on improving your CV - 4 November
  5. GE CHINA | Learn about opportunities plus tips and advice on how to apply - 5 November
  6. HAIER | How to get the offer from the Top 500 company like Haier during COVID-19 period? - 6 November
  7. LINKEDIN CHINA | Power of networking and using LinkedIn to land a great job in China - 9 November
  8. HAYS CHINA | Success in your first job, learn about becoming a recruitment consultant - 10 November
  9. ALPHA SIGHTS | Learn about opportunities plus tips and advice on how to apply - 11 November
  10. CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE event | My China Career: Guy Dru Drury (CBI) - 11 November
  11. 51JOB | Get a job in China with the help from 51Job - 12 November
  12. Webinar: Pitching Your Employability | British Chamber of Commerce in China | Exclusively for Leeds students and alumni - 12 November
  13. Also don't miss the Employability Month organised by British Chamber of Commerce in China and is exclusively open to University of Leeds students alumni. Event are taking place in China throughout November. The highlight of the month is BritCham Jobs Fair 2020 on 28 November

Asia Pacific week | 16-20 November

  1. JARDINES | How to nail virtual interviews - 16 November
  2. FDM’s graduate Asia Pacific programme | Start in London, Leeds or Glasgow and work with clients across APAC region - 17 November
  3. TUYA SMART | Introduction, opportunities and tips for applying - 18 November
  4. WINSTON LIEW | Inspirational alumni talk (not just) for international students - 19 November
  5. And many more events!

India week | 23-27 November

Details will be confirmed on 2 November 2020.  

Europe week | 1-4 December

Details will be confirmed on 9 November 2020.   

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 blog as well as GetHighered - both of which you have exclusive access to.

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 2 week long 'Preparing for Work' online course (register between 19 October and 13 December). 

So where will your career take you? 

Global Careers Webinar recordings