Student life is not just about studying. Employers are increasingly looking for graduates who have global experience and can demonstrate intercultural awareness. As a University of Stirling student there are many opportunities open to you whether you wish to study, work, teach or volunteer - either abroad or locally.

Global opportunities on TARGETconnect

Working abroad can be fulfilling and broaden your horizons. Register now on TARGETconnect for email updates so you can keep up to date with the latest opportunities and events. 

Global careers

After you graduate you may be considering working abroad for either a short time or for your career.  If so, you will need to spend even longer on your research and planning in order to find out where the vacancies are.

There are many things to consider, including:

  • What country(ies) are you considering?
  • Do you wish to look at paid work or volunteering?
  • Is this a short term or long term plan?
  • What visa requirements are there?
  • What sort of work is available?
  • Are there any language barriers?
  • If you intend to return home, how do you plan to sell your experience while you were abroad to future employers?

At Stirling we have access to a brilliant resource called Going Global that will make this process a lot more straight forward.  This web site allows you to research working in one of 30 different countries and includes job search tools, industry information, employment trends, visa and work permit regulations, salary data and cost of living.  It also gives you advice on making applications including CV guidelines and cultural advice for interviewing.  

You will need to be on campus to access Going Global - if that is not possible, get in touch with careers and we can arrange for you to have a special link to the website.

It may be easier to find a job when you're actually in the country, so consider research trips before you move permanently.

Other resources to explore include:

Prospects Working Abroad

 

For short-term work abroad there are several reputable organisations to help you find voluntary or paid work placements.  Try the following links:

www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create/
www.bunac.org
www.aiesec.org
www.yearoutgroup.org
www.xchangescotland.org


We also have several books available in the Careers Information Centre that will give you more useful advice, so pop in to check out the resources.

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