Internships & Jobs

Fowler College of Business lists several options below for the students to find an internship or a job abroad. Besides these, there are other ways too in which a student can look for jobs or internships. According to the Labor Department, people "will have 10 to 14 jobs by age 38." In addition, Richard Riley, former Education Secretary added that "the top 10 jobs  that will be in demand (don't yet exist) and they will be using technologies that haven't been invented. In order to solve problems we don't even know are  problems yet."

International Internship

  • Internships are offered via exchange programs at John Cabot University, Deakin University (Part-Time), SRH University Heidelberg (Part-Time, guarantee at a business incubator) while you are taking courses in Germany (Full-time) and part-time and full-time in Mexico, at UDLA in Puebla, Mexico and at ITSEM campus Mexico City.
  • UAS7 is an alliance of seven leading universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Germany, recognized for their excellence in teaching, their strong professional and international orientation and their focus on applied research. UAS7 is offering study and/or internship program at one of their universities with 1000 € scholarship and waived tuition. Please click here - UAS to view the flyer or visit UAS7 website to get more information.
  • AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organization, present in over 124 countries, with a network of more than 60,000 members and 945,000 alumni. The organization focuses on providing a platform for youth leadership development. AIESEC US offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens through volunteer and internship opportunities abroad. We provide the chance for others to experience and change the world as well as to gain skills that matter today.
  • Another great source to find an internship is www.iagora.com
  •  Career Services has added a website, "Going Global", where you can find both internships and jobs abroad. You need to register with the Career Services first in  order to have access to this program. It is free for SDSU students. After you register and enter the secure part of the Career Services site, you will find the Going  Global link on the website
  • Fullbright Program: There are several opportunities to find a job through this program. Please attend one of the information session for more details on how to apply.
  • The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Participants actively participate in securing their internship positions with assistance from CDS's partner organization in Germany, InWEnt, and are expected to cover incidental expenses as well as represent the U.S. diplomatically while abroad. For more information, please contact CBYX at [email protected] or +1 (212) 497-3522.
  • The British Universities North America Club (BUNAC) - The British Universities North America Club, a nonprofit organization, offers an easy, low cost way to experience the everyday life and culture of other countries through work and travel.
  • Internship in Florence  - Intern in Florence offers a wide range of internships in numerous locations, giving you all the flexibility you need to get the right internship at the right time in your academic career. Select a program from a month to a year in length. We encourage you to stay as long as you can to get the most out of your internship placement and immerse yourself in the culture.

 

International Jobs

 The questions if how do you prepare for this type of volatile job market? You need to keep your options open for a career full of changes. To help you navigate this  type of environment we have created this part of the web site to give you a glimpse of some of the options that will be available to you.

Self Employment Option

 Southwestern College through their Small Business Development Center, offers outstanding opportunities to prepare and support entrepreneurs. Their Youth  Entrepreneurship Program is free and will prepare you to start your own business. Visit the San Diego Center for International Trade Development website to  explore this program and the additional services that they offer.

Jobs Abroad

SDSU Career Services

 Career Services has added a website, "Going Global", where you can find both internships and jobs abroad. You need to register with the Career Services first in  order to have access to this program. It is free for SDSU students. After you register and enter the secure part of the Career Services site, you will find the Going  Global link on the website.

During your study abroad experience you will gain valuable experiences and important skillsets. These can help you enhance your employability in the global marketplace. However, unless you can first document and then articulate these experiences and skills, in your resume, cover letter and job interviews, these skills are not going to be acknowlege. 

To help you overcome this potential shortfall, we have created the following resources that you can use before, during and after you go abroad in order to document and then articulate these experiences during your job search and stand out in the large pool of job applicants.

Personal growth & self awareness Develop independence, self-awareness, global perspective, and continuous global leaning.
Cultural learning

Develop cultutal appreciation, cultural immersion, and linguistic skills.

Find out: What's your cultural IQ?

Academic and Career development

Build the base for enhanced career opportunities, critical thinking, and international research.

Find out: What employers want?

To achieve the three goals (personal growth, cultural learning, and academic & career development), articulate all the new skills and behaviors by remembering them through your reflections and records by maintaining - 

Documenting for learning plan:

Documenting for Learning Plan
GoalActivity 
Personal growth & self awareness

Identify events, situations that have influenced your attitudes, values, perceptions of self.

Document - 

  • contacts with people, institutions
  • activities that are new and that involved funtioning on yout own in another country
  • relationships and activities that demonstrated an increased ability to funtion and accomplish activites of daily living in the host country
  • how relationships among countries affect citizens in their daily lives
  • interactions with individuals from the host country, specially in relation to how these international issues affect their daily lives
  • observations for a foreign newspaper (after regular reading during study abroad)

Plan for email, snail mail, telephone contact with individials from the host country upon reqturn.

Cultural learning

Document - 

  • differences and similarities between your home culture and the culture of the host country
  • knowledge of customs related to greeting, life cycle events, reacher/student relationships, and other personal interactions
  • experience with - attending cultural events, going to public places such as sports events, shopping areas, and travelling on public transportaion if available, local foods, customs associated with food preparation and mealtimes
  • reflections upon visits to museums, exhibitions, and street fairs
  • experience with local television, listening radio, visit to a police department, fire department, clinic/hospital, or service organization (orphanage, shelter etc.)
  • conversations with members of host community, course work experience (if in a different language)
Academic and Career development

Identify ways that the experience can be utilized in your career and demonstrate that the experience has been integrated into your resume.

Document -

  • description of observations that either confirm or disprove theories from your core area 
  • aspects of behavior or culture that are different from home-setting and applying theories from your core area to explain these aspects
  • how ways of gathering information or approaches to learning are different in the host country than in your program at SDSU.
  • projects you worked on with faculty abroad (under faculty supervision, students may participate in interviews or surveys of host community members to test the hypotheses identified)
  • similarities and differences in the ways that research is organized and conducted between the US and the host country

Use information from leanring plan -

Job search strategies: Use these reflections and skills to re-work on your resume and coverletter.

These FCB-SA resource information sheet will be helpful if you have additional questions other than academic advising.