Education Abroad (EA)

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Career Services and Education Abroad: Collaborating to Improve Student Employability

Wednesday, November 13
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Frederick

How can we collaborate to help students make and communicate the connections between their career goals and international experiences? This session will address this question through research on best practices, professional competencies desired by employers, and group exercises on incorporating study abroad experiences in interviews.


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Sharon McCoy

Career Coach
The George Washington University

Sharon McCoy serves as a Career Coach at The George Washington University. In her role, she delivers career guidance to graduate students and alumni and manages multiple office initiatives, including a cross-cultural exchange program with Japan and a mentorship program with the US Institute of Peace. Prior to arriving at GW, Ms. McCoy was as an Associate Director in the White House Presidential Personnel Office, where she contributed to the professional development of political appointees. An MBTI® Certified Practitioner, Ms. McCoy is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of California, San Diego.

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Suzanne Willever

Manager of Outreach and Communication
Temple University Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses

Suzanne Willever manages Temple University's Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses strategic communication and outreach plan. This includes the development of promotional materials, events and information sessions that promote the value of education abroad. In this role, she has worked closely with Temple's Career Center to develop programming and resources that encourage students to make connections between experiential learning overseas and their professional paths.

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Brittney Wisecarver

Senior Program Development Manager
WorldStrides ISA Custom Programs

Brittney Wisecarver is a Senior Program Development Manager for WorldStrides ISA. She is responsible for developing faculty-led programs; working with top universities across the U.S. Brittney is a sought-after speaker in the education abroad space, having spoken on numerous topics such as maximizing the long-term impact of short-term programs and trends in developing global citizens.

Brittney draws personal experience, having lived and taught abroad for nearly two years in India and Nepal. She has also traveled extensively throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a dual degree in Economics and Religious Studies.

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Brandon Victoria Youngman

Senior Program Development Manager
WorldStrides ISA Custom Programs

Brandon Youngman is a Senior Program Development Manager for WorldStrides ISA. She is responsible for developing faculty-led programs for universities across the US and internationally. Brandon has spoken on university campuses, workshops, and conferences on topics ranging from the impact of short-term programs, diversity and inclusion, as well as evolving trends in faculty-led programming.

Brandon draws on her personal experience of spending a summer in Spain and continues to grow her experiences by leading student and faculty development programs abroad for WorldStrides ISA. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Communications and minors in Spanish and Leadership.

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