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Question

Do you feel that employers really take into account your study abroad experience when looking to hire employees?

7 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Peter
     
    Peter
    Junior Year Student
    Fairfield University
    Yes, I think that it really counts. It says a lot about a person. Many people can say that they...
    Yes, I think that it really counts. It says a lot about a person. Many people can say that they like to think outside of the box or are interested in a country, but if you are willing to go there and live there for five months out of the year it shows that you are serious and are really willing to try different things. Therefore, your potential employer will be more willing to take a chance on you compared to another student with similar qualifications that hasn’t been abroad.
  • mentor picture Ashley
     
    Ashley
    Junior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Yes, employers definitely take this into consideration. I have already been on numerous...
    Yes, employers definitely take this into consideration. I have already been on numerous interviews since I returned back to the states and they have been greatly interested in my experience abroad. Many of them have asked about my internship experience, so if at all possible, do an internship while abroad. Having a successful study abroad experience illustrates to workers that you are a well-rounded person that can adapt well to new environments and new types of people.
 
 
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