Career Connections brings together U.S. ExchangeAlumni and leaders in business, government, civil society, and other diverse fields to leverage their skills and networks. Programming is offered in two formats: virtual (Career Connections Global+) and in-person (Career Connections) as part of the U.S. Exchange Alumni Network and Capacity Building Program, which is implemented in partnership with the Office of Alumni Affairs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Whether U.S. alumni are changing careers, looking to advance, or just starting out, these professional development sessions provide invaluable opportunities to forge new connections, build on their international exchange experiences, and elevate their role as community leaders locally, nationally, and globally.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To participate in Career Connections and Career Connections Global+ programming, attendees must be U.S. citizen ExchangeAlumni and registered for an account on the International Exchange Alumni website at www.alumni.state.gov.
If you have trouble renewing or establishing your account, fill out the account inquiry form at alumni.state.gov/account-inquiry.
September 16-18: Albuquerque, NM
Hosted in partnership with Global Ties ABQ
The September Career Connections event will take place in Albuquerque, NM. Programming for this in-person event includes interactive workshops on team building, mentorship, and persuasive communications; panels on diversity, inclusive programming, and international business; as well as networking opportunities and cultural performances.
Registration is open via the ExchangeAlumni website.
October 15-16: Boston, MA
Hosted in partnership with World Boston
August 4: Pathways to Careers with the U.S. Government
Note: This is an adjacent session related to the July 29 Careers in Federal Government event.
Following the July 29 event, Pathways to Careers with the U.S. Government is another opportunity to learn about the federal hiring process. From the USAJOBS platform and non-competitive eligibility to alternative hiring pathways, join us to learn more about ways to kickstart your career in the federal government.
July 29: Careers in Federal Government
The July Career Connections event focused on Careers in Federal Government. Programming for the hybrid event was designed to provide U.S. ExchangeAlumni with skills, resources, and ideas to grow professionally, and includes interactive workshops, panels, and networking opportunities.
July 28: ExchangeAlumni Networking Hour
Note: This is a networking opportunity for the July 29 Careers in Federal Government event.
The ExchangeAlumni Networking Hour took place on Thursday evening as an opportunity for ExchangeAlumni to connect and grow their professional network.
July 21: The Art of Networking
The Art of Networking was a virtual session designed to help alumni maximize their in-person and online networks and advance their career search.
April 28 – Career Connections Global+: Careers in International Affairs.
View event agenda HERE
Career Connections are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and implemented by Global Ties U.S. in partnership with the Office of Alumni Affairs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.