An Asset For Your Future
We designed the program with one overarching aim – to help you add competitive value to your resume. Global exposure is one of the best ways to show your future employer that you are a serious candidate, and worldly experiences will give you that competitive edge when you are applying for jobs. Students who have participated in The Global Programs and then interviewed with employers have said that experience overseas was one of their winning factors of landing the job.
As you explore the various global opportunities, ask the following questions:
How can I make my resume more competitive?
Does my resume have global exposure?
Is my resume differentiated from the rest of the pile?
Stories from Students
Since the program began with its first trip to Oxford in 2010, hundreds have gained lifetime experience in The Global Programs.
"The Oxford Program opened doors for me."
A student from our first Oxford Program shared his story of his interview for the USC Master’s in Accountancy program. One of the highlights of the interview was the discussion of his exposure to world-class lectures and site visits while in the Oxford Program. This UCR and USC alum is now working for one of the Big Four accounting firms in Los Angeles.
"A major differentiator in landing my job."
A student who invested in all of the trips during her time as a marketing major at the School of Business said her exposure to Oxford, India and China was a major differentiator in landing her a job after graduation working at Walmart’s corporate headquarters. She is well-positioned to understand the challenges and opportunities impacting the world’s largest retail firm.
"I got the internship because of my knowledge of business in China."
One student who invested in both the China and Oxford Programs was able to land a summer internship at a Los Angeles-based Chinese solar company, working directly with the CEO. Having the China Program on his resume enabled him to speak with authority about China’s manufacturing and distribution into the American market, while also giving him the skill set to negotiate a higher salary due to his expertise in international management culture.
"It connected business to my science background."
Undergraduate and graduate students from psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science gained global experience through investing in The Global Programs. Recently, one of UCR’s doctoral students in neuroscience joined the Oxford Program. The program's entrepreneurship theme exposed her to the possibilities of taking her talents in the sciences to the international marketplace.