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Global Careers

Global Careers

Looking for resources on working abroad? Or inspirational webinars to help you identify the opportunities? Explore this page for a series of webinar recordings led by employers, alumni and career experts – to help you develop your skills and learn more about global careers.

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

Global Careers events in 20/21

International students who would like to work in the UK

We held over 30 webinars, workshops and employer presentations for international students about working in the UK during semester 1. Many of these events have been recorded and you're invited to explore the recordings - just scroll to find over 50+ insightful, inspiring career related webinars.

We are planning many more events soon, so pop back to learn more about upcoming events in Semester 2. 

Global Careers series

If you would like to explore career opportunities overseas then you have to attend our Global Career series events! During semester 1 we organised Global Careers China, Asia-Pacific, India and Europe weeks - holding over 25 different events, workshops, employer presentations, alumni talks about working globally. 

Some of the sessions, for example, had speakers from LinkedIn China, Facebook, UNESCO, Coca-Cola, OPPO, Hays and many others. To listen to the recordings, just scroll down on this page and be ready to receive some excellent advice and support from top company representatives, expert career professionals as well as our inspirational alumni. 

We are planning Global Careers events to continue in Semester 2 so make sure to visit this page in January to learn more about what's on.  



Further reading - 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

Employer led webinars