CISABROAD BLOG · November 12, 2015 · 3 Min Read
Make Your Final Year of College Count – Land Your Dream Job


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Elayna Hebert – Sr. Manager of Human Relations at CISabroad – has committed over 4 years to make our staff happy and healthy. When you apply for a job at CISabroad you’ll want to know what we as International Educators are looking for on your resume. Here is the first of a few blog posts dedicated to those with WANDERLUST who are wanting to get into the field of International Education.


You’ve got one year left of college, what’s next? Maybe you feel like you haven’t accomplished enough to put any skills on your resume. What will it take to land your dream job?  You may even be thinking, what IS my dream job? You’re lost, but at CISabroad our answer is that being lost in another country is where you will find your passion for career and build up your self esteem, and all it takes is a few months in another country. So what’s the answer? How can you do it? The answer is that YOU will be the one to make it happen.

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With all the work you’ve done in the last few years, the late nights, the cramming, the projects, the exams, you are building a foundation for your career.  While every employer is different, each one is looking for some set of criteria to determine if you’d be the right fit for their organization. So you went to a top notch university? Super! But that alone will not land you your dream job. Take a look at your resume and start thinking about what you want it to say about you. It’s really a reflection of  your career, your education, your experience and your personality, all wrapped up into one neat little package.

A great way to enhance your resume, by building in real-world skills and experience, is to study or intern abroad.  Not only do you have an amazing life experience, but you also add to your resume another aspect that shows your diversity. Sometimes when an employer is reviewing lots of resumes, it can come down to just one thing that sets you apart from the rest of the crowd.

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One of the best ways to get your foot in the door with a desirable company is to show you can walk the walk. How do you do that? Start with an internship. Not only do you get to make a difference in the organization and see how your degree fits in with that real-life organization, but you are also showing your future employer that you know how to work in a similar organization. This is so valuable to a future potential employer because it proves you have the ability to succeed!

Make the smart decision to amp up your resume; choose to experience the world with a study or internship abroad.  Not only will it change your resume and your career, it will change your life!

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The CIS Abroad blog is run by Zoë Crabtree, Jenn Weisgerber, Siobhan Tripp, Emily Negard, and more folks on our marketing team. Head over to the “Meet the Team” page to learn more about us as individuals. On the blog, we share student-written content and information for students, advisors, other study abroad professionals, and families of students studying abroad. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for more from us and our students!