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.
In this video, Katherine Punteney, chair of the MA in International Education Management, talks through the six types of graduate degrees in international education: the focus of the curriculum, the approach to teaching and learning, and the most common career trajectories.
Middlebury Institute alumna Temie Giwa-Tubosun, founder and CEO of the healthcare and logistics company LifeBank in Nigeria has won awards and been recognized for her life-saving innovations. Her approach is to combine a passion for solving problems with a sound business model.