Intercultural Immersion Leads to Employment in Other Countries

Fall 2019 Issue

Many Susquehanna students maximize their Global Opportunities experience by completing an international internship, which for some acts as a springboard into an overseas career after graduation.

“We know that intercultural competence in and of itself is a skill that many employers seek in their new hires and one that our Global Opportunities program instills through its unique curriculum,” says Molly Roe, director of Global Opportunities programs at Susquehanna. “Further bolstering our students with an international internship in their field of study can help them stand out even more as they enter the workforce.”

In 2017, Susquehanna’s Global Opportunities–London Program, offered through the Sigmund Weis School of Business, added a required, 10-week internship for all students enrolled in the semester-long program.

The business school has long had students interning in various parts of the world, but the London Program’s requirement strengthens the international exposure the school provides its students at a time when global experiences are increasingly important.

The opportunity to complete an international internship is available to most students while they are on their GO experience.

Data represents a sampling of countries from 2015–19.

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