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We provide professional development before your program begins and after it finishes. The tools included in the program enable you to successfully prepare for your internship before you go, make the most of the experience while you’re there, and then successfully leverage the experience in interviews to future employers.

Pre-Program

  1. DDI International Workspace Assessment

    We partner with one of the world’s leading HR organizations (DDI International) to provide you with a “DISC” workspace personality and skills assessment. This tool is usually exclusive to CEOs and corporate leaders. Key features include:

    • Evaluating how you interact with others in the workplace
    • Better understanding the relationships that you create at the workplace
    • Tips on how to effectively manage your colleagues’ impressions of you
    • Advice on how to build stronger relationships at the workplace
  2. Training materials

    In collaboration with HR experts, we have developed a library of professional training materials on a number of key topics essential to your development and growth. These materials are carefully designed to complement an international internship and to help you excel in a global job market. They include:

    • Adapting to an international office environment
    • Interview techniques
    • Making a lasting impression in the workplace
    • Building your personal brand
    • Resolving difficult situations
    • Leveraging your international internship into a successful career
    • Selling your international internship

On-Program

  1. A leading internship in your primary or secondary career field

    Our placement specialists work closely with you to find the right match, taking into account your academic and professional profile, career goals and language proficiency where necessary.

    • We pride ourselves on successful matches between our participants and host organizations.
    • We extensively vet our host organizations to ensure that they provide a rewarding internship experience.
    • Our placement guarantee: if you are not placed in your primary or secondary career field we will refund you in full – we are confident that we will find the right organization for you.
  2. Professional training workshop

    We partner with leading experts around the globe to provide a career-boosting workplace skills workshop focusing on many areas including professional development and core communication skills required to succeed in any environment. Depending on your internship location, your workshop may cover:

    • How do you make an excellent first impression?
    • How do you speak with confidence?
    • How do you control your body language to express yourself more effectively?

Post-Program

  1. Alumni Success Coaching

    We partner with experienced career coaches to provide you with a personalized, one hour career coaching session upon completing the program. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship. These are just a few of the topics covered:

    • Selling your international internship experience
    • Building a stand-out CV/resume
    • LinkedIn branding
    • Salary negotiations
    • Landing your dream job
    • Strategies for interviewing

Alumni success coaches

Aurora Pulido

Career Coach

Sagina Shabaya

Career Coach

Eric Stettler

Career Coach

Nicola Liney

Career Coach

Marcais Frazier

Career Coach

Rachel Thor

Career Coach

Our alumni work at leading companies including: