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Global Gators

Global Gators Month 2023


Here’s your opportunity to expand your horizons, fuel your wanderlust, and pave the way for a future that knows no boundaries. But it's not just about the experience; it's about forging connections that last a lifetime. We believe in the power of global experience and global connections - networking with peers and professionals worldwide can open doors you never knew existed. Get ready to be a part of something expansive as you join UF's Career Connections Center (C3), International Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Brown Center for Leadership & ServiceBeyond 120, and the Center for European Studies - Global Gators Month awaits! See you there!

Global Gators: Changemakers Dialogue “Professionalism Norms and Our Experience” 

Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 5pm-6:30pm

Location: Career Connections Center (Exploration Room)

The topic is  Professionalism Norms and Our Experiences, where we will focus on the how norms or standards of professionalism interact with different version of culture and identity expression.   

Join C3 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.

Global Gators: Exploring Careers in the Language Service Industry Panel Presentation

Monday, November 6, 2023 | 3pm-4pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdeqtrjosHNJ26uaPJrqXwPtauYFbsRje

Do you want to learn about career paths where you can utilize your language skills? Join us for an extraordinary workshop that delves into the vast array of career paths that your language proficiency can unlock. Beyond 120 in collaboration with the Career Connections Center is proud to present this eye-opening event with industry leaders who are not only passionate about what they do but also eager to impart their invaluable wisdom to aspiring students and future professionals like yourself. UF alumni Kathleen Diamond, Camilo Muñoz and John Arroyave will discuss their career journeys and professional opportunities. Whether you're multilingual or passionate about learning new languages, this workshop is tailor-made to expand your horizons and unveil a world of endless possibilities. 

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 11am-12pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqf-qupzIqG9XCGQBLM2R9GTwc48YsGR79

Get ready to unleash your creativity as we dive into the exciting world of building your very own Wix website! No prior experience required; we'll cover all the basics and guide you step-by-step in creating a stunning ePortfolio that'll leave your audience in awe.

Your ePortfolio isn't just a collection of achievements; it's a powerful tool to showcase your growth, passions, and unique experiences to the world. Don't miss this chance to make your mark and pave the way to a successful future.

Global Gators: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel (Service, Experience, and Adventure)  

Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 3pm-4:30pm

Location:  Online via Zoom

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcO2qrT8uG9wfrqCanmKVsVFWjGbLF1FM

Are you curious about making a real impact in the world while boosting your career at the same time? Look no further because we've got an event that's going to expand your mind!

Get ready to be inspired as we host a riveting panel discussion featuring some incredible returned Peace Corps Volunteers. These globetrotters will be sharing their awe-inspiring service experiences and how it transformed their lives and careers. This is a golden opportunity to learn from real-life change-makers and a chance to understand how you too can create transferable skills that will set you apart in your future career.

Global Gators: Marketing Your International Skills & Experiences to Employers  

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 4pm-5pm

Location: Career Connections Center (Connections Room)

Join the UF International Center and the Career Connections Center for a fun and informative session where you'll learn the ropes of effectively promoting your international skills and experiences to potential employers. Whether you've embarked on immersive study abroad ventures, boundary-pushing global internships, virtual cross-cultural exchanges, leadership roles in international clubs, campus-engaging initiatives, impactful overseas volunteer missions, or other cross-border escapades, this workshop has got you covered. Find out how to talk up your skills to future employers and seamlessly blend them into your digital portfolio. Don't miss this chance to shape your global journey into a compelling advantage that propels you towards success in the professional arena!

Global Gators: International Internships Student Panel  

Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 11am-12pm

Register now: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/91890710072?pwd=bDZ1enRyRjVxSlpnU3UwTks4cXd6Zz09

Are you ready to dive into a world of international internships and uncover the secrets to a life-changing experience? Look no further because we've got an extraordinary session lined up just for you!

Get ready to be inspired as fellow students spill the beans on their thrilling adventures with both in-person and virtual internships abroad. Yes, you heard that right - real students, real experiences, and real-world insights! So, if you've ever dreamed of embarking on an international internship and expanding your horizons, this is your chance to learn from those who've been there, done that, and rocked it!

Global Gators: Global ePortfolio Showcase featuring the International Scholars Program 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 3pm-5pm

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-gators-eportfolio-showcase-featuring-isp-tickets-701144320537?aff=oddtdtcreator

Discover a world of innovation, creativity, and achievement at the Global ePortfolio Showcase!

Join us as we celebrate the remarkable journeys and accomplishments of UF students. During this showcase, students will present their ePortfolios and expound upon their global experiences and accomplishments.

You are invited to engage with their inspiring projects, gain insight into global opportunities, and be a part of the excitement. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the future of learning and growth.

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.