Employers are looking for those with international experience in today’s increasingly globalized world. Anita Bruzzese, author of "45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy,” says international work experience is key to landing a number of jobs.
“For many young people, the economic downturn has been especially difficult because they're often competing with seasoned professionals for jobs once reserved for the inexperienced.”
These students “bring that experience back and use it as leverage for future internships and jobs,” Jacqueline Levine, assistant dean and director of the University of Rochester’s study abroad center, tells USA Today.
“What is particularly important is when students come back, we ask, ‘What did you learn?’ ‘What do you want to do next with that?’”
Roughly 15% of students at the University of Rochester did an overseas internship during the 2011-2012 academic year. That number jumped to 30% during the summer.
Internships, says Levine, open the door to...