Workshops and Information Sessions

Unless otherwise specified, all events are open to the entire UNF community. For more information, contact Clayton McCarl, director, International Studies Program.

 

Fall 2017

8/24, 11:00 AM–Noon

Peace Corps Prep Info Session

This will be an info session on the new Peace Corps Prep Program, in which UNF is now a partner university. Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs. Building 58W/Room 3806

 

 

8/24, 3:004:30 PM

Study Abroad Alumni Social 

Organized by the International CenterBuilding 16, Clubhouse.

 

8/30,10:00 AM11:00 AM     

How to Study Abroad                        

Organized by the International Center. International Center Conference Room, Building 58E/Room 2300.

 

9/1, Noon–12:50 PM

Internships and Career Paths with the Department of State and Foreign Service  

A presentation for students in all UNF majors, by Amy Radetsky, US Department of State Diplomat in Residence. Ms. Radetsky will provide an overview of State Department careers, discuss the various paths to entry, and take questions. Building 51/Room 1205.

 

9/19, 10:00 AM2:00 PM      

Study Abroad Fair

Organized by the International CenterOsprey Plaza, Building 58E&W.        

 

9/15, Noon1:15 PM

Researching Graduate School and Career Opportunities

A workshop designed for current and prospective International Studies students, coordinated by the International Studies Program with assistance from the UNF College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center, UNF College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising, the UNF Graduate School, and the UNF Master of Arts in International Affairs Program. Building 51/Room 1205.

 

9/28, 2:303:30 PM    

Study Abroad 101 & Funding             

Organized by the International CenterInternational Center Conference Room, Building 58E/Room 2300.

 

9/28, 3:304:30 PM  

SAILS Information Session   

Organized by the International CenterInternational Center Conference Room, Building 58E/Room 2300.

 

10/3, 3:304:30 PM    

SAILS Information Session   

Organized by the International CenterInternational Center Conference Room, Building 58E/Room 2300.

 

10/4, 4:005:00 PM           

SAILS Information Session   

Organized by the International CenterInternational Center Conference Room, Building 58E/Room 2300.

 

10/6, 1:30–2:45 PM

What is Graduate School Really Like? A Discussion with Current and Former UNF Graduate Students

Designed for current and prospective International Studies students, this event will feature a panel discussion with current and former UNF graduate students, featuring Mary Bishop (Master of Public Health), Trevor Cheatham (Master of Arts in International Affairs), Imani Phillips (Master of Arts in History), Caitlyn Roykovich (Master of Public Administration), and Stephanie Worley (Master of Arts in International Affairs). Coordinated by the International Studies Program. Building 51/Room 1209.  

 

10/20, 1:30–2:15 PM

Study Abroad Workshop for International Studies Students  

Developed specifically for International Studies students, this event will help you understand your options for studying abroad, as well as how to prepare for and finance your trip. We will highlight several faculty-led trips that include coursework that can be validated as major electives for the International Studies major. We will also discuss the procedure for registering for and completing INS3997 International Educational Experience, the 0-credit course used to mark completion of this requirement on your transcript. Led by: Clayton McCarl, director of International Studies, and Lauren Hodge, study abroad advisor with the UNF International Center. Building 2/Room 2002.

 

10/20, 2:15–2:45 PM

Arranging International Studies and Foreign Language Internships

A workshop designed to help Interational Studies students get started identifying and applying for internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. We will also cover the procedures for doing internships for credit through the International Studies department. Led by: Clayton McCarl, director of International Studies. Building 2/Room 2002.

 

10/30, 2:00-3:00 PM

Internships and Career Paths with the Department of State and Foreign Service  

A presentation for students in all UNF majors, by Amy Radetsky, US Department of State Diplomat in Residence. Ms. Radetsky will provide an overview of State Department careers, discuss the various paths to entry, and take questions. Building 10/Room 2419.

 

11/7, 4:005:00 PM              

Study Abroad 101 & Funding            

Organized by the International CenterInternational Center Conference Room, Building 58E/Room 2300.

 

Spring 2017

   

 

Tues., 1/24, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Study Abroad Fair

A general informational event for all students, organized by the International Center. Student Union Ballroom.

 

Wed., 2/1,10:00–11:00 AM 

Study Abroad Workshop for Summer/Fall 2017

A general information session for all students, organized by the International Center. Clayton McCarl, Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Spanish, will be present to answer questions that pertain specifically to International Studies and foreign language study. Student Union West/Room 3601.

 

Thurs., 2/2, 3:00-4:00 PM

How to Write a Successful Sails Application

A general workshop for all students, organized by the International Center. Student Union West/Room 3606. 

 

Wed., 2/8, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Arranging International Studies and Foreign Language Internships 

A workshop for International Studies students, as well as those majoring in Spanish and French Studies. Organized by the International Studies Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Building 2/Room 2002.

 

Fri., 2/17, 1:30–2:45 PM

Researching Graduate School and Career Opportunities

A workshop designed for current and prospective International Studies students, coordinated by the International Studies Program with assistance from the UNF College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center, UNF College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising, the UNF Graduate School, and the UNF Master of Arts in International Affairs Program. Building 2/Room 2002.

 

Tues., 2/21, 1:003:30 PM

Public Service and Nonprofit Career Fair

A career fair for all students. Public service, government and nonprofits will be in attendance to recruit students for internship, full-time, part-time and volunteer opportunities. Professional dress preferred. Student Union Ballroom (58W, third floor).

 

Tues., 2/21 3:30–4:30 PM

Funding Study Abroad

A general workshop for all students, organized by the International Center. Student Union West/Room 3601.


Wed., 2/22, 11:00 AMNoon

Careers at CIA: Myth Versus Reality

A general workshop for all students, organized by the International Studies Program with assistance from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. A CIA recruiter will provide an overview of how the distinct positions at CIA play a role in the collection of intelligence and analysis. The recruiter will also draw a clear distinction between how Hollywood frames intelligence collection versus the reality of CIA work. Building 2/Room 2007.

 

Thurs., 2/22, 4:005:00 PM

How to Write a Successful Sails Application

A general workshop for all students, organized by the International CenterStudent Union West/Room 3605. 

 

Thurs., 2/23, 3:004:00 PM

How to Write a Successful Sails Application

A general workshop for all students, organized by the International CenterStudent Union West/Room 3606. 

 

Fri., 2/24, 1:30–2:45 PM

What is Graduate School Really Like? A Discussion with Current and Former UNF Graduate Students  

An informal conversation with Alissa Shaw, Research Manager, MECLABS Institute, and a 2013 graduate of the Global MBA program; Trevor Cheatham and Stephanie Worley, currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) program; and Amie Bashant, currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program; and John Fails, current MPA student and executive director of Bunker Labs Jacksonville. Organized by the International Studies Program, in partnership with the International Business Flagship Program, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and the UNF Graduate School. Designed specifically for students considering graduate programs with an international focus. Students from all majors are welcome. Building 2/Room 2002. 

 

Wed., 3/1, 1:00–2:30 PM

Around the World in 90 Minutes: A Peace Corps Information Session

In celebration of Peace Corps week and the 56th anniversary of the agency, you are invited to travel the world through the eyes and experiences of international Volunteers. Enjoy photos, clothing, art, music, and more from returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served around the globe. Have your questions answered and talk with local Peace Corps staff about the application process, and gain tips and resources for how to be a competitive Peace Corps candidate. Organized by the International Studies Program in partnership with the COAS Career Success Center. Building 39A/Room 1028.

 

Thurs., 3/2, 4:005:00 PM

How to Write a Successful Sails Application

A general workshop for all students, organized by the International CenterStudent Union West/Room 3606.  

 

Wed., 3/8, 1:303:30 PM

Inside Scoop

The Career Success Center and the Office of Parent & Family Programs have invited select panelists to share how they transitioned from liberal arts degrees into successful and satisfying careers. Gain tips, strategies and insider information to motivate students to create their own success from any major they choose. Student Union Ballroom (58W/3rd floor).

 

Mon., 3/13, 1:002:30 PM  

Internships and Career Paths with the Department of State and Foreign Service

A presentation for students in all UNF majors, by Amy Radetsky, US Department of State Diplomat in Residence. Ms. Radetsky will provide an overview of State Department careers, discuss the various paths to entry, and take questions. She will address in particular opportunities for internships, and will discuss career tracks within the Foreign Service for those in specialized fields, including computing, engineering, and nursing. Building 10/Room 1319.

 

Thurs., April 6, 11:00 AM4:00 PM

Osprey Career Fair

UNF’s career fair for students in all majors, with employers seeking students and alumni for a number of employment opportunities, including internship, part-time and full-time positions. An FBI recruiter will be present at this event. Professional attire is required. Adam W. Herbert University Center.


Fall 2016 

 

Wed., 9/14, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Study Abroad Workshop for International Studies Students

Organized in partnership with the UNF International Center. Building 58W/Room 3804.


Fri., 9/16, 12:00–1:15 PM

Getting Help with Research and Writing 

A workshop for International Studies students highlighting services available through the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and the UNF Writing Center. 12:00–12:30 Thomas G. Carpenter Library/Room 2102A; 12:45–1:15 Writing Center, Building 3/Room 1201.


Fri., 9/16, 1:30-2:45 PM

Researching Graduate School and Career Opportunities

A workshop for International Studies students, coordinated with assistance from the UNF College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center, UNF College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising, the UNF Graduate School, and the UNF Master of Arts in International Affairs Program. Building 51/Room 1205.

 

Fri., 9/30, 1:30-2:30 PM

Internships and Career Paths with the Department of State and Foreign Service

A presentation by Amy Radetsky, US Department of State Diplomat in Residence. Building 58W/Room 3804 .