“The interview process is an opportunity to make sure the organization is a good fit for you as much as it is for them to assess your qualifications,” says Emmy Ham MPA ’20 about her role as a leader at the Santa Cruz County Business Council.
Despite challenges in international travel, there is still significant demand for international education professionals. The opportunities are not just in study abroad but also in technology, philanthropy, diplomacy, and more. Join Grace O’Dell (International Education Management career and academic advisor) for an exploration of the depth and breadth of international education careers.
“Tap deeply into the long-standing MIIS alumni network, as well as professors and advisors,” advises Mary Njeri Njuguna MATESOL ’20 as she reflects on how she got her role as an English and social studies teacher at an international school in Egypt.
I highly recommend informational interviews—not only do they help expand your network, but they are also a great way to practice interviewing. Take courses that offer you practical skills and experience, and take the time to work on your language skills.
Do you want to move into project management or team management in the language services industry? Are you already working in localization but you want to level up your technical skills and business acumen to deliver tangible results for your organization, setting up your next promotion?