Studying Abroad Helpful in Landing Jobs

By: Charles House II Email
By: Charles House II Email

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- Studying aboard just might be the key to getting that first job after college graduation.

Many colleges, including Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, have programs focusing on the importance of studying abroad.

Even the First Lady Michelle Obama spoke publicly about students acting as ambassadors when studying in other nations; however, only one percent of students get the chance. Shekira Ramdass, a student at Mary Baldwin College said she believes the experience she received aboard separates her from other graduates.

"I mean, your exposure to the people, your immersion to that culture, it's extremely valuable and rewarding. I know for me, when I studied abroad in India, for four and a half months my freshman year, I've learned so much in that little amount of time that I wouldn't have ever imagined learning in four years here at Mary Baldwin College," said Shekira Ramdass.

Hiring experts say the key to using your education abroad is to highlight it in your job search.


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