Skip to main content
Special Projects Assistant

empty
Foreign students at Princeton University
Credit
Sameer Khan on Fotobuddy
An article in Verge Magazine suggests that travel contributes to career development and a global survey of employers from more than 100 countries reports that employers favor graduates with an international student experience

“Global Citizenship” is a term that is popping up more and more.  Some say global citizenship is a way of thinking, others say it is about self-awareness and awareness of others, and still others say it is participating in the social and political life of one’s community.

You may already see yourself as a global citizen and be actively engaged in our global community through your coursework, travel, working, holidays abroad or as an international volunteer. These experiences, aside from expanding your horizon as a person, may make a difference when it comes to career decision making and your work search. 

An article in Verge Magazine suggests that travel contributes to career development and a global survey of employers from more than 100 countries  reports that employers favor graduates with an international student experience (QS Global Employer Survey 2011)

Next week is International Development Week (Feb 5 to 11) in Canada.  Why not take some action toward becoming an active global citizen?  You can begin by taking part in SFU International Week.

Beyond the Blog

Special Projects Assistant

You Might Like These... International, Life Experience, Co-operative Education

Korea
International Spotlight: Korea

Bordered by China, Russia, and separated from Japan by the Korea Strait, Korea makes for a strong international hub of Asia.

California
International Spotlight: California

Sunny California is not only one of the favorite tourist destinations but also a state with a variety of opportunities.

Kaleigh sitting on a cliff staring out to the wilderness
My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone | Part Two

In Part 2 of her series, Health Sciences Co-op student Kaleigh Banister gets into the local Gabarone culture and takes a bit of time to explore the natural wonders she’s surrounded by.

You Might Like These... International

A photo of the author
Health Sciences Degree Opens Doors to World Travel

What do you do with a BA in Health Sciences focusing on global health? For Lauren Shandley, this has meant combining her technical expertise and love of travel to better the lives of others around the globe.   

People on Mount Fuji
Re-Entry Culture Shock: The Sojourner’s Homecoming

Trying to decide if going on an International Co-op Placement is right for you?  Follow these words of advice so you can make a well informed decision.

ian and coworkers in scrubs
Ian's International Co-op in Mexico: Babies, Mothers, and Hearts

When Ian first came to SFU, Ian was a student in the Biological Sciences program. After their first year, they realized that they didn't just want to study living organisms, they wanted to learn about the human body. So at the end of their first year, they found themselves transfering to the Biomedical Physiology program.