Thinking of an international career? Are you planning to look for a graduate job with overseas opportunities?
This 3 week interactive course aims to help you to develop an awareness of different cultures to support you in the recruitment process and in your future career. Participating in the course will provide you with an insight into different cultures, with a view to conducting business in a culture that is different from your own.
You will be expected to participate fully in all three workshops, wherever possible, to gain the most out of the course. The course is being run by the Careers and Employability Centre and the English Language Support Service.
The event is open to UK, EU and international undergraduate and post graduate students from any degree subject or year group.
Participation will count as an activity towards the Loughborough Employability Award, with attendance at 2 out of 3 workshops gaining 5 points towards the Award.
Dates: The workshops will run each Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm on the following dates:
- 30th April 2014, Preparing for a global career: introduction to culture, language and body language. This workshop will provide an overview of how cultural differences can change the meaning of your interactions on a personal and professional level.
- 7th May 2014, Preparing for a global career: the culture of business. This workshop will cover different company cultures, a brief insight into Hofstede’s principles and the skills you will need to be a global employee.
- 21st May 2014, Preparing for a global career: developing inter-cultural competence. This workshop will describe culture shock and its effects and how to cope with this. We will provide tips to help you find jobs overseas and give you some interview questions to practice.
ALL the workshops include interactive exercises.