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GoinGlobal Helps UK Students With Local, International Job, Internship Searches

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

University of Kentucky has partnered with GoinGlobal to help job- and internship-seekers find opportunities at home and abroad. The addition of this expert-created career resource strengthens UK’s investment in student career development and its commitment to globalization.

In a period of strong globalization and mobility, an increasing number of UK students want to experience life and work in another country, and are preparing themselves to be globally engaged professionals. Using the complete toolkit of GoinGlobal resources, which provides guides to major cities and countries around the world, UK students, faculty and staff can now access resources that assist them in seeking and finding occupational opportunities and prepare them for valuable cross-cultural experiences.

Sue Roberts, associate provost for internationalization, said she is particularly thrilled with collaboration from key campus stakeholders to fund and set-up GoinGlobal, which will make it available to all students, whatever their major is. Sponsoring offices include the UK International Center, the James W. Stuckert Career Center, the Graham Office of Career Management in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, and Engineering Career Development in the College of Engineering.

“I am so pleased that all UK students will now have access to this valuable resource as they consider their options after graduation,” Roberts said. “Working overseas for a period is an increasingly attractive option, even for those who see themselves based in the U.S. in the long term. Employers value the cross-cultural skills, as well as the specific professional experiences, attained by those who have chosen to work in a different country. At UK we are committed to opening the doors to global opportunities for our students, and GoinGlobal helps us do this.”

The GoinGlobal site, which is translated into more than 50 languages, allows users to create a personal account, set job search criteria, and request notifications about new job listings. Users can also access the employer directory to search for possible future employers, and they can save their favorite companies for future reference.

The GoinGlobal database includes overviews of professional organizations and other personal networking information and opportunities relevant to the user’s interests, skills and career aspirations. In addition, there are useful country profiles that include details on living abroad, such as financial considerations, cultural advice, cost of living, housing, and related information.

Further, the site includes an internship section allowing web users to search by country, native language, keywords and other rubrics, and it includes a nonprofit section which retrieves data from Idealist and Devex job boards, two of the leading job search sites in the nonprofit sector.

In addition, for UK’s international students seeking U.S. employment, the site offers a searchable H1-B database, dating back to 2009. H1-B is a work visa that many students will pursue after completing their practical training period. Those interested will be able to research companies and see how many H1-B petitions each company submitted in the past to the U.S. government.

The site is accessible on the UK International Center’s website at www.uky.edu/international/GoinGlobal.

In addition to the helpful online tutorials that are embedded and easily accessible in GoinGlobal, the International Center, in partnership with the Career Center, will host multiple training sessions throughout the year, where UK students, faculty and staff will be able to see a demo of GoinGlobal’s key features and capabilities.

For questions about GoinGlobal and how to use it, please email ukcareercenter@uky.edu or call the James W. Stuckert Career Center at 859-257-2746.