2013 Life After Study Abroad Conference
Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)
This year's Life After Study Abroad Conference: The Career Benefits of Study Abroad will enable DC Area study abroad alumni to think critically about how their study abroad experience has influenced them as future professionals. Through a series of dynamic panel discussions and workshops, conference participants will be prompted to identify and articulate the specific intercultural skills and knowledge gained from study abroad and, more importantly, learn how to communicate their transferable value as essential to the professional demands of today’s rapidly globalizing economy. In addition, participants can opt to have their resumes reviewed by local professionals in order to ensure that they are effectively highlighting their international experiences as well as the intercultural competencies gained through study abroad. Graduate school programs and long-term volunteer opportunities abroad will also be explored.
Event Timeline for Saturday, October 12th, 2013
- 12:30-1:00pm Check In & Last-Minute Registration for unregistered attendees
- 1:00-1:20pm Keynote Speech: Martin Tillman, President Global Career Compass
- 1:30-2:30pm "Making a Global Next Step: International Careers, Long-Term Service Opportunities, and Graduate School Abroad" Panel Discussion
- 2:40-3:20pm Concurrent Workshops (Global Leadership: Skills and Knowledge for Our Interconnected World / Beyond “It was Amazing”: How to Change the Way You Talk About Study Abroad)
- 3:30-4:10pm Concurrent Workshops (Choosing a Career that’s Right for You: StrengthsQuest & Study Abroad / Tailoring Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success)
- 4:20-5:20pm "Building a Global Network in the Local Environment" Panel Discussion
- 5:20-5:30pm Closing Remarks
- 5:30pm Reception
**A comprehensive schedule with detailed descriptions of the panel discussions and workshops listed above, as well as a full list of presenter bios will be emailed to registered participants in early September**
DIRECTIONS TO Marymount University's Ballston Campus
1000 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201
Marymount University's Ballston Campus is located at the intersection of Glebe Road and Fairfax Drive - only 0.3 miles west, or about a 7 minute walk, from the Ballston Metro Station (Orange Line). If needed, Marymount's Shuttle Service runs every 30 minutes from Ballston Metro to the Ballston Campus.
FROM NORTH OF WASHINGTON, DC:Take Interstate 95 South to 495 West. Continue past Maryland exits to Virginia. Take Exit 43 (George Washington Parkway South) to Rt. 123 North (second Rt. 123 exit-Chain Bridge Road). Follow to traffic light at the end of road, turn right onto Glebe Road (Rt. 120 South) and follow for 4.5 miles. Ballston Center is on the right.
FROM I-270: Keep RIGHT to take I-270 SPUR south toward NORTHERN VIRGINIA. I-270 SPUR south becomes I-495 S/CAPITAL BELTWAY (Crossing into VIRGINIA). Then follow directions provided above for "FROM NORTH OF WASHINGTON, DC" at "Take Exit 43...
FROM SOUTH OF WASHINGTON, DC: Take Interstate 95 North, which becomes 395 inside the Beltway. Exit Glebe Road (Rt. 120 North), marked "Marymount University." Continue on Glebe Road approximately 5 miles. Ballston Center is on the left.
FROM DC VIA I-66: Exit Glebe Road (Rt. 120); turn left at traffic light. Drive approximately 1 mile. Marymount is on the right.
FROM THE WEST VIA I-66: Exit Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive. Turn left into Ballston Center parking lot immediately after light.
FROM ROUTE 50-ARLINGTON BOULEVARD (EITHER DIRECTION): Exit Glebe Road (Rt. 120 North). Drive 1 mile. Ballston Center is on the left.
Free Parking Available to Conference Participants