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Introduction to International Careers Course (International Studies 260)
(2-credit course offered credit/no credit basis every Spring semester)
This course introduces you to different international career options via presentations by various faculty and professionals within the community, most with extensive international experience. Syllabus (Spring 2014)
International Career Books
See below for a selection of international career books at the UWM Libraries.
To learn how to search for more books on this topic, please refer to the library's online guide for the International Studies 260: International Careers course.
View a list of books
available at the UWM Center for International Education
, including titles such as:
Career Research: U.S. Government and Other Websites
Occupational Outlook Handbook (US Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Describes the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions for a wide variety of occupations.
O*NET (US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration)
Information on key characteristics of various occupations.
Career Locker (formerly WISCareers) (Center for Education and Work: University of Wisconsin-Madison.)
CareerLocker is a career development website designed to help youth and adults with career awareness, exploration and planning.
Busting Some Myths about International Careers:
What Makes a Career International?
What are some of the preconceived notions about international careers? Does your international career have to begin when you go abroad? Is knowing a foreign language sufficient to obtain a placement abroad? Learn how you can start your international career now!
Online Self-Exploration Tools & Career Assessments
Access online self-exploration tools & career assessments from the UWM Career Planning and Resource Center.
Identify careers that match your interests, values, skills, and personality and provide you with the information you need to effectively research majors, careers, and industries. Free for UWM Students and Alumni.
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, abroad or in the US? Wondering how to research opportunities and prepare for the experience?
Presentations and documents from the Careers Across the Map: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages panel discussion held at UWM in April 2014:
International Studies/Global Studies: Graduate Schools & Funding