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Attending and Networking at Cosmopolitan's Self-Made Summit in London

Sep 12, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Kelly Allen

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Kelly is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Journalism major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.

In this week's post, Kelly talks more about the time she attended and networked at Cosmopolitan's Self-Made Summit in London and the takeaways she noted from the sessions.

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A chance to meet the Cosmopolitan UK team and chat with 400 like-minded people sounded like an event tailor-made to expanding my knowledge, accumulating advice from others, and furthering my career—all while having a good time.

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While studying abroad in London, I had the opportunity to attend Cosmopolitan UK’s second Self-Made Summit. I discovered this event while reading the print version of the magazine and immediately knew it was something I had to get involved in. I’m so grateful that I was in London and had the chance to partake in the event.

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Posted in: London, England, Careers, Activities Abroad, Personal Learning

How Study Abroad Can Help Define Your Career Path

Jan 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

It's no secret that studying abroad can give your future employment prospects a boost, but what a lot of students discover while they're overseas is that the experience has the potential to shape your career path and goals too. 

But don't take it from us.

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Below, meet a few students who felt that studying abroad played a significant role in terms of where they are in their career today or in some way helped them more clearly define the direction they hope to take in the future:

“I gained so much more independence and ability in decision-making while interning abroad and now I have valuable international work experience that sets me apart from my peers.”
- Jillayne Adamyk, Sydney (source)

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CAPA alumna Jill Adamyk at her internship site

“Mentioning that I studied abroad in London is what landed me my job.”
- Gina-Maria Garcia, London (source)

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Posted in: Careers

A Digital Media Career: From CAPA London Vlogger to Video Production in NYC

Aug 15, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPA Study Abroad Alumna Interview: Anita Chomenko

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If you've been following along on CAPA World long enough, you'll remember Anita Chomenko from the weekly videos produced for her role as an official CAPA vlogger back in fall 2014. Anita studied and interned abroad in London. Now graduated, she is working in New York City as a Video Production Assistant for Apartment Therapy Media. Below, she reminisces about her classes and internship, shares her enthusiasm for exploring the city (including her favorite park tucked away behind Big Ben) and talks a bit about her travels and ever-increasing sense of wanderlust.

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CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
ANITA CHOMENKO: For my 2014 fall semester, I made the decision to go abroad and study with the CAPA London program. I was coming from Rider University where I was studying Digital Media. CAPA London offered a ton of classes that suited my interests as well as my major requirements with my university back home. I also love photography and exploring different neighborhoods. Studying abroad gave me the perfect opportunity to do both.

Since my semester abroad, I did a summer journalism program with iei Media in Urbino, Italy. In May, I graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media. Following that, I flew to Spain and Morocco to do some exploring, and in June I started a full-time Video Production Assistant position with Apartment Therapy Media in New York City.

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Posted in: London, England, Interviews, Careers, Life After Study Abroad

From a CAPA Semester Abroad to an Internship at CAPA Headquarters

Aug 1, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

 CAPA Study Abroad Alumna Interview: Jillian Sylvester

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Meet Jill, study abroad enthusiast, CAPA London alumna and current intern with the Office of the President at CAPA's headquarters in Boston. Jill's a double major in Political Science and Spanish from UMass Amherst. Below, she talks about the places in London that stole her heart, what it was like to live in the neighborhood of Kilburn and her day-to-day life taking classes and interning with INTO City University London. Also, find out what she's up to behind the scenes at CAPA!

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Posted in: London, England, Interviews, Careers

How My Study Abroad Experience Changed My Career Goals

Feb 11, 2016 5:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Spring2015_From_Julia_Economou_-_Magnetic_Island-1.jpgWords and photos by Julia Economou, a CAPA Sydney study abroad alumna and journalism and communications major from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Traveling to a new country and immersing yourself into a new culture is something not everyone can say they’ve done, especially for an extended period of time. Add on an internship and you have put yourself into an elite minority!

Choosing CAPA was simple for me. I wanted to have a fun and enlightening experience but I also wanted to take away skills for a future career (and figure out what exactly I wanted to pursue after graduation!).

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Careers, Internships Abroad

How a CAPA Dublin Internship Helped Kickstart My Career

Jan 11, 2016 12:20:30 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPA Dublin Study Abroad Alum Interview: Greg Mumford

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Meet Greg, a CAPA Dublin study abroad alum who actually went on the program just after he graduated to gain internship experience which ended up landing him a great job for when he returned to the States. Below, Greg tells us about that internship, shares a few travel tips and talks about his interactions with local Dubliners who left an impression on him and made him feel welcome in their city.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
GREG MUMFORD: Hi. My name is Greg Mumford and I am from Barrington, NJ. I spent summer 2015 abroad in Dublin, Ireland through the CAPA program at Clemson University. While at Clemson, I majored in Management with an emphasis in Information Systems (MIS). As a matter of fact, I actually did the CAPA program immediately after my graduation from Clemson in May of 2015. My hobbies include playing guitar, soccer, travelling, and meeting new people.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, CAPA Alumni, Careers

10 Career Paths for Shanghai Study Abroad Alumni

Nov 10, 2015 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

International study is a great way to show potential employers that you are willing to work outside of your comfort zone and are able to cooperate with people from diverse backgrounds. But as the number of American students who study abroad increases, you may be looking for a way to stand out from the crowd. If you are thinking about entering one of these fields after graduation, China is the destination for you!

1. EDUCATION. Whether you plan on teaching or working in leadership and administration, studying in the world’s largest country is sure to give you a new perspective on education. Shanghai’s school system has been ranked number one in the world; not only is that an incredible achievement, but don’t forget that all of Shanghai’s development has happened in just the past couple of decades. American schools are looking toward Asia for models of educational excellence. As American classrooms become more diverse, schools are looking for teachers and administrators who have international experience; Shanghai is an international megacity that will expose you to global perspectives like nowhere else. 


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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Careers, Internships in Shanghai

In Conversation: Building a Career in Human Rights

Oct 28, 2015 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Recently, CAPA London hosted a day conference on the topic of human rights, inviting a number of powerful speakers to engage with students and staff on a topic that is at the focus of many of the most pressing global challenges today.

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Representatives from two of CAPA internship partners - Stonewall and Womankind Worldwide - spoke on the topics of LGBT rights and woman's rights. We caught up with Claire House from Stonewall and Ellen Patterson from Womankind Worldwide after the event to find out a bit about why this field of work is important to them, how CAPA students might build a career in human rights and what were some of the takeaways from the conference itself.

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Claire House is an International Officer at Stonewall, Britain's leading charity for LGBT equality. She recently completed a PhD in political anthropology, focused on LGBT rights activism in Latin America and has been involved in grassroots LGBT and human rights activism for the best part of a decade in Liverpool, Rio de Janeiro and London. 

CAPA WORLD: Why is being involved with human rights issues important to you?
CLAIRE HOUSE: Working on human rights issues is really important to me because I'm working on something that I love. I find it really important to be working from a humanitarian perspective, to be thinking about all different kinds of people the world over, all different situations that they’re going through. I particularly enjoy the human rights field because you can deal with such a huge diversity of topics, everything from indigenous rights to land rights to women’s rights to LGBT rights. Just that concept of minority rights and how different struggles have so many similarities but so many differences keeps it interesting.

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Posted in: Careers, Human Rights

How An Internship in London Led to a Career Abroad

May 7, 2015 9:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

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The CAPA-UB (University at Buffalo) semester in London program which I participated in three years ago is a memory which I look back upon fondly.

I would say that those three months played a key role in shaping the direction I have taken in life. Sometimes I pause and think, what a good decision I made to apply for the program!

I am grateful to have reaped so much more than I expected. Besides broadening my horizons (I had previously never been to Europe before), it occurred to me that perhaps I should consider studying and working abroad, which indeed turned out to be the case. How different things might have been without the London experience.

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Photo: With (part of) my London tribe outside our apartment

Back then, even though I was a psychology major, I decided to apply for an internship related to automobiles – one of my key but non-academic interests. When I received CAPA’s email informing me that they worked out an arrangement with Automotive PR (now Torque Agency Group), a public relations firm specialising in the automotive sector, I was overjoyed.

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Posted in: London, England, CAPA Alumni, Careers, Internships Abroad

Myth Busting: Study Abroad and Career

Apr 14, 2015 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Lily_LiebermanLily Lieberman is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2015, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A journalism major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Lily busts the myth that study abroad won't help your future career. 

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THE MYTH: Studying abroad will not help your career.

If I can bust any myth for fellow and future study abroad participants, it’s this one.

I know that falling behind on a four-year college path is a top concern for any study abroad applicant, but hear me out. Going out of the country for a semester or even a year is worth the potential extra work you may have to put in before you leave. Research shows that a study abroad experience enhances employability.

Most students study abroad during their junior year – a crucial time for securing internships and planning your final few semesters. It may seem counterproductive to spend this time in another country, but in fact, employers value study abroad experience on a resume. Employers increasingly seek graduates who have international experience and the skills that stem from global learning. International knowledge, cross-cultural communication, adaptability and resilience are just a few heightened by a study abroad experience.

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Posted in: Study Abroad, Careers

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