How would you like to travel to destinations including New York, Singapore, San Francisco and Hong Kong? Global Graduates, a scheme run by the Careers Service lets you just that!
Increasingly, as companies get larger and the world is made smaller by technology, employers want to see that their employees have global awareness and experience. That is exactly what the Global Graduates scheme will give you. Successful applicants will gain a better understanding of the global community and learn about the world of work in different countries and cultures.
During their visits, successful candidates will visit a range of host organisations, meeting alumni and company representatives to learn more about their businesses, and the opportunities within them for Manchester students. They will also gain insight into the economic climate, the working culture in the host city, business practices and areas for future growth. Our ‘Global Graduates’ will also be ambassadors The University of Manchester, flying the flag for the University overseas and sharing information about key developments for the institution. The ‘Global Graduates’ will also have the opportunity to both use and develop existing skills, to start building their professional networks and to increase their understanding of their own employability.
Last year, host organisations included PricewaterhouseCoopers, the United Nations, IBM, the NBC TV network and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
I really enjoyed my time in Singapore, both within the interviews we conducted, and in Singapore in general. The programme was well managed and the help and support received was near faultless.
Previous participant on Global Graduates
Global Graduates is open to all first and mid-degree students (unfortunately final years and postgraduate students cannot apply) and a total of 28 students will be chosen to take part in the destination. Groups will be sent to Dubai, Hong Kong, London and Paris, New York, San Francisco or Singapore in June 2014.
To get onto the scheme, you need to submit an application and competition will be fierce, so you need to make sure it does you justice. Luckily for you, we are organising a series of information sessions, which will give you tips on how to apply, as well as important information about the scheme.
These sessions are all this month, and you can sign up to them on CareersLink.
For more information, including the dates of travel, visit the website.