Greater DC Area

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If you have recently lived, studied, interned, volunteered, or worked abroad, you are invited to the Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference! This is a career development and networking opportunity designed to help you leverage your time abroad on the job and internship market – sessions will include information on internationalizing graduate school, using second language skills, individual resume critiques for all attendees, and more. The Lessons From Abroad Greater DC Returnee Conference will take place in Fall 2017, so make sure to check back for details!

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting and networking with professionals from the Peace Corps, Department of State, Capitol Hill, Fulbright, NGOs, employers, and more
  • Hearing from dynamic professionals about their experiences abroad
  • Learning the inside knowledge on how to talk about your global skills in a job interview – the right buzzwords in the right order
  • Meeting representatives from both overseas graduate programs and international affairs and education programs right here in DC
  • Getting your resume personally reviewed by career professionals with international work experience

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Registration will open a few weeks before the conference. You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

We ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume. The outline of the conference schedule is listed below to give you an idea of how the conference will be structured.




9:30am-10:00am Check-in and Resume Critique Registration
10:00am-10:30am Welcome and Introduction Activities
10:30am-11:20am Le Retour Video and Discussion
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions
11:30am-4:50pm Resume Critiques
12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch Group A
1:15pm-2:00pm Lunch Group B
12:30pm-2:30pm Opportunities Fair
2:40pm-3:40pm Concurrent Sessions
3:40pm-3:50pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:50pm-4:50pm Concurrent Sessions
4:55pm-5:30pm Closing Remarks


We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at and don’t forget to visit our Facebook and Twitter page!

The Lessons From Abroad Greater DC Area Planning Committee