Professional Development

Studying off-campus gives you an advantage in the job market.

Resources on-campus

  • The Center for Career Excellence has countless resources to help you articulate your off-campus study experience in your resume and cover letter, and leverage your off-campus study experiences to support your professional goals.

    For example, check out this video about how to write a strong resume:
  • The World Languages, Cultures, and Media Department has a wealth of resources on the ways you can utilize foreign language competencies in a variety of career paths, internationally and domestically. 

Resources online

  • MyAbroadWorld has resources and testimonials for students interested in internationally-focused careers.

Graduate School Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants:

The Office of Research and Experiential Learning has many resources for students interested in pursuing scholarships, fellowships, and grants after graduations. This includes opportunities in Scandinavia, Germany, UK, Ireland, China, and more. SLU Students are eligible for these; however, many have EARLY deadlines.  Some (e.g. Fulbright) may be applied for after graduation

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship: A national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. 

Learn more about other scholarships, fellowships, and grants

Various abroad resources:

Transitions Abroad: Guide to work, travel, study, living abroad

GoinGlobal: Internships & job opportunities

Spotlight on Careers:  Teaching overseas and/or gap year opportunities. Contact the Center for Career Excellence for log-on information.

CIEE Work Abroad: Teaching positions and internships around the United States and around the world

Various Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) opportunities/resources:

Learn how to teach English as a second language, acquire specific CELTA training. Some programs guarantee job placement.

The World Languages, Cultures, and Media Department offers many great contacts and further information.

Agriculture and Food Systems:

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms: Connect with organic farmers around the world; exchange labor on organic farms for housing and meals.

Country/Region-Specific Opportunities:

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program: English Teaching Program in Japan

Princeton in Africa (PIAF): Yearlong fellowships with organizations across the African continent

Princeton in Asia (PIA): Yearlong fellowships with organizations across Asia

Volunteers in Asia (VIA): Experiential learning opportunities promoting cross-cultural engagement between the United States and countries in Asia.

BUNAC: Support for visas, internship planning, and travel planning.

Mountbatten Program: Opportunities for US and non-US citizens to intern and study in New York City or London.