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Global Gators

Global Gators Month 2022

A global experience can easily be within your reach, find out how during Global Gators Month. Join UF's Career Connections Center (C3), International Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and Center for European Studies as we celebrate global students who have engaged in international activities.



Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 8am - 5pm 

Location: Online via Gator CareerLink

Meet recruiters with global career opportunities in the US and around the world. Open to all majors.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel: Service, Experience, and Adventure 

November 1, 2022 3pm-4:30pm

Location: Online 

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkcOGrpz4uHN3zxfHnu4lCj-FjzXYADoD7  

Join a panel discussion with returned Peace Corps Volunteer's sharing their experience of service and how it impacted their career. Each had a unique service journey working on locally-prioritized projects while building relationships through mutual respect and intercultural competence. These actions created a lasting impact and the panelist walked away exchanging knowledge and creating transferable skills that were applied to their careers. 

Global Gators: International Internships Student Panel 

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11am

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctd-6orj4qHNYBZXK4BJ6eiITATwXUDF0Z 

In this session students will share about their experiences with both in-person and virtual internships abroad. Hear about the resources they used to identify the program that was right for them, and what they learned as they navigated the challenges and successes of the experience. 

Changemakers’ Dialogue

Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 5-6:30pm

Location: Career Connections Center Exploration Room

Register now: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eOKSRHI65qo1K4e

Join Career Connections Center and Changemakers' Dialogue in a collaborative event during Global Gators Month where we will discuss how culture impacts our views of professionalism, what it means to be culturally aware, and how we can bring our authentic selves into the workspace. During this event we will understand how our identities affect our experience in professional settings, and how we can ultimately promote inclusivity in these spaces. Explore these topics through several ‘chat’ style and table talk activity stations on Thursday, November 3 from 5-6:30pm! 

Global Gators: An E-Portfolio Skills Lab and Live Q&A with Wix 

Monday, November 7th from 11am-12pm 

Location: Zoom

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpce6trD8pEtTJ5efv0VEbdWydKz2uqj9A  

Join Wix staff, Elery Rojas, to learn more about creating your online portfolio website. Discover the basics in creating a Wix website, understand what recruiters look for in an eportfolio as well as learn the features to take your portfolio to the next level. And… a one-year FREE Wix premium plan to all attendees!  

Global Gators: Marketing Your International Experience 

Wednesday, November 9 from 11:45am – 12:30pm

Location: International Center and online 

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/93224354570?pwd=bWtyVjYxemE3Yjlla2MxNVBDa1Vndz09  

In this workshop, you will learn how to market your experiences – whether they be study abroad/internships abroad, club or campus involvement, volunteering, or others. We will be hosting this workshop with guests from the Career Connections Center to provide insight on how to articulate your skills and how to best incorporate them into your eportfolio. 

Global Gators: Teaching English Abroad 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 1pm-2pm 

Location: Hybrid  - Zoom and C3 Exploration Room

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudeCorjIsEtZnKneYtuj3LIvJLAfMPnhf  

Join the Career Connections Center and the Office of Global Learning for a panel discussion to  learn more about the variety of programs available for teaching English in other countries. Whether you want to spend a year in France, Japan, or South Korea, there is a teaching job opportunity for you! Hear from panelists about how their time teaching abroad connected with their career and personal goals. 

Alumni Perspectives: Global Internships and Jobs  

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 4pm -4:45pm 

Location: Online 

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuceChrjgiHtX23L7gdFffzFM0vtYwsXQ3 

Are you looking to incorporate a global focus into your career path? Join Allie Simon, Associate Director for Career Engagement, to explore pathways for global internships and jobs. Allie will be joined by a panel of UF Alumni who will share their own global career pathways, as well as their advice for finding and connecting to international experiences.  

By attending this event, you will: 

  • Gain ideas about different types of international opportunities to pursue 
  • Learn about how to leverage your experiences to be competitive for global positions  
  • Connect with other Gators who have a global focus in their career  

Exploring Careers in the Language Service Industry Panel Presentation

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 4-5pm,

Location: Online via Zoom

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-careers-in-the-language-services-industry-tickets-422774769717

Do you want to learn about career paths where you can utilize your language skills? Please join Beyond 120 for a workshop exploring the many opportunities your language skills can open for your career. In collaboration with ALC Bridge., this workshop will feature leaders in the industry who are eager to share their advice to current students and future professionals.

Panelists will include:

  • Kathleen Diamond, a consultant, entrepreneur, and business leader in the language services industry. She is the founder of Language Learning Enterprises, Inc. (LLE®), a full-service language company once based in Washington, D.C. Today Kathleen is an active member of The Association of Language Companies (ALC) as the founding chair of ALC Bridge: Careers in Language.
  • Camilo Muñoz, UF alumnus, Founder of Translation Source     
  • Meg Ruthenberg, Experienced Operations Leader, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Team Builder. Currently at Piedmont Global Language Solutions     


Interviews with Global Gators

UF students and alumni were interviewed about their global experiences. Learn how they adapted, thrived, and made the most of their unique opportunities.