The Cleveland Council on World Affairs
held an international career conference at John Carroll
last week for students and young professionals considering a job in the international field. About 60 students from area high schools and colleges attended the event on Friday, April 20. The conference provided an opportunity to hear international professionals talk about their experiences and give career advice in getting into the field.
“The purpose of the international career conference was to expose attendees to jobs in international non-profit, business and government,” says Jana Krasney, director of speaker programs for CCWA. “They were creating personal connections with people who are in the international arena sharing their stories.”
Sherry Mueller, president emeritus of the National Council on International Visitors
and co-author of Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange and Development
, was the keynote speaker.
Attendees learned that an international career does not mean leaving town. “One of the main emphases of the conference was to show that to have an international job, you don’t have to live out of the country, says Krasney. “You can have an international career in Cleveland.”
president Larry Miller also spoke about the number of international companies in Cleveland and the importance of international awareness of other cultures. “Throughout the conference he spoke in a lot of different languages,” says Krasney.
Breakout sessions were held for those who wanted to learn more about international careers in government, nonprofit organizations and business.
Source: Jana Krasney
Writer: Karin Connelly