Ciara Murray from the British Council’s IAESTE programme with Ulster students Rebekah Logan and Robbie Watt
During November Careers at Ulster launched the first ever Go Global Week, in which students across all campuses were invited to imagine their future as Global Citizens. The University’s international networks were called on to showcase the breadth of opportunities open to Ulster’s students and graduates. These included the US-NI Mentorship Program, a planned one-year work placement for recent graduates from Northern Ireland to work with leading corporations in the United States and the British Council’s IAESTE Programme which has partnerships with 86 countries around the world.
To help students meet the global challenge, a new Go Global 2018 booklet was created and distributed across campuses to help with strategies and contacts to ensure a successful international experience. In addition, financial planning advice and guidance on sources of funding such as the University Fund for International Travel and Santander Universities funding were highlighted.
All students are encouraged to register for the Global Ambassador Scheme to be kept updated on the latest advice and news about transformational experiences they could have overseas.
Ciara Murray, Project Coordinator, IAESTE UK said:
“Paid, course-related work placements give students an international edge in today’s increasingly competitive global careers market. Having an international experience instantly demonstrates independence, adaptability, cultural awareness, higher level communication and problem solving skills. Statistically, students who have undertaken an international placement are more likely to be employed within 6 months of graduation, earn a higher salary and to have a global career, so there is everything to gain.”
For further information on offering international opportunities to our students, please contact Seamus McConomy, firstname.lastname@example.org