CEA’s Global Career Development Certificate (GCDC) offer students the opportunity to expand their pre-professional experience by connecting with mentors in their field of interest. Participating in this mentorship program enhances students’ résumé by helping them develop a career path while practicing skills that many employers value.
The GCDC incorporates a 1-credit seminar, designed to guide exploration into a career field of interest and engage students in learning about career development and global competency. In the mentorship component of the program, students are matched with a local professional who works in an industry aligned with students’ majors. Mentors have extensive experience and come from a variety of backgrounds, in areas such as:
Students enhance their self-awareness by assessing the skills necessary for their desired career path, reflecting on personal attributes, evaluating career opportunities, and increasing their global competency. GCDC participants learn to articulate their study abroad experience through career and professional development opportunities.
Many service learning placements don’t require foreign language skills; those that do help students gain proficiency in the host language. Along with part-time placements, students enroll in academic courses that place real-life experience into context. Service learning goes beyond traditional volunteering, integrating theoretic and practical components such as:
Attention to Detail
Over the six years that we have worked with CEA on our custom program to Rome, we have been consistently impressed by the quality of collaboration, the attention to details—both logistical and academic…CEA staff members have been fantastic—friendly, efficient, highly professional, and dedicated to the success of our program.