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Congratulations on your recent voyage abroad!  We know you are excited and brimming with stories of your experiences abroad and insights into your host country’s culture.  Might you be looking for a captive audience with whom to share those experiences, or are you seeking new ways to study, travel, or work abroad again?  If so, then we invite you to attend the 2015 Oklahoma Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Northeastern State University – Broken Arrow Campus! 

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over Oklahoma
  • Hearing from dynamic and motivating keynote speakers
  • Learning how to talk about your newly acquired global skills in a job interview
  • Discovering how you can work or study abroad after graduation
  • Networking with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs
  • Staying connected to and sharing stories about your study abroad experience

This is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals.  We ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume.

 

Conference Schedule

 

9:00-9:45 Check-in, Registration, Breakfast, Opportunities Tables, and Submit Photo Contest Pictures

9:45-10:30 Welcome, Icebreaker, and Keynote Speaker

10:30-10:45 Break, Opportunities Tables, and Photo Contest Starts

10:45-11:35 Concurrent Sessions I

Showcasing Your Experience:  Resumes and the 30 Second Elevator Speech 

An interactive session with practical advice for job-seekers. Learn how your study abroad experience can help you distinguish yourself from the competition and land that job!  

You’re OklaHOME – Readjusting to Life in the U.S.

Reverse culture shock is something that everyone deals with to some extent upon returning home from time away. This session will help students navigate the unique experience that is reverse culture shock. By working with other students who are also attempting to readjust to life back in the USA, students will have the opportunity to better understand themselves, their experiences abroad, and how to live life back home after a life-changing study abroad experience.

Go Abroad Again!  Work, Study, Teach, or Volunteer Overseas   

“How can I get abroad again?” This session will explore a variety of options for you to do just that. Gain insight from personal testimonies about how you can work, teach, and/or volunteer abroad after graduation.

Living an Internationally Focused Life

You’re home- now what? Keep living an internationally focused life while stateside by engaging with your personal, campus, and peer communities.  In this session, learn strategies from current international professionals who have all managed to make an international focus part of their daily lives, even while living in their home country.

11:35-12:35 Lunch and Themed Table Discussions

12:35-1:00 Time with Opportunities Tables for Q&A

1:00-1:50 Concurrent Sessions II

Showcasing Your Experience:  Resumes and the 30 Second Elevator Speech 

An interactive session with practical advice for job-seekers.  Learn how your study abroad experience can help you distinguish yourself from the competition and land that job!  

You’re OklaHOME – Readjusting to Life in the U.S.

Reverse culture shock is something that everyone deals with to some extent upon returning home from time away. This session will help students navigate the unique experience that is reverse culture shock. By working with other students who are also attempting to readjust to life back in the USA, students will have the opportunity to better understand themselves, their experiences abroad, and how to live life back home after a life-changing study abroad experience.

Go Abroad Again!  Work, Study, Teach, or Volunteer Overseas   

“How can I get abroad again?”  This session will explore a variety of options for you to do just that.  Gain insight from personal testimonies about how you can work, teach, and/or volunteer abroad after graduation.

Living an Internationally Focused Life

You’re home- now what? Keep living an internationally focused life while stateside by engaging with your personal, campus, and peer communities.  In this session, learn strategies from current international professionals who have all managed to make an international focus part of their daily lives, even while living in their home country.

1:50-2:05 Break, Final Opportunities Tables Q&A, and Photo Contest Ends

2:05-2:45 Film Presentation: Le Retour and Discussion

2:40-3:00 Door Prize Drawing, Photo Contest Awards, & Closing Remarks

 

Registration

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We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at oklahoma@lessonsfromabroad.org

The Oklahoma Lessons From Abroad Planning Committee

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