Have you ever wanted to work in Australia or explore a new lifestyle? As part of the CareerDC team, I see the benefits of an internship abroad first-hand. In one word, working in another country forces you to step outside your comfort zone, which opens up opportunities to have new experiences. If you are looking for some challenges which can enhance your skills, put your knowledge into practice and even develop your future career, it’s worth considering the benefits to be gained from international work experience.
- Improve your adaptive capacity
Leaving the comfort of home, dear close friends, and familiar ways of life, you will be pushing the boundaries of what you are capable of. By entering an entirely new culture, you will be challenged to adapt both personally and professionally, and this adaptation will be an invaluable asset for you. With this experience, you will find yourself more like a citizen of the world and you’ll be easily adapted to new environments.
- Improve your languages and communication skills
Doing an internship abroad, especially in a country like Australia, you‘ll have the opportunities to work with people from other backgrounds, which exposes you to different working styles, forcing you to develop stronger communication skills and confidence. Working in an English-speaking country will definitely enhance your language skills and prepare yourself as a bilingual or trilingual professional in the future.
- Gain a global perspective and build up global networks
During your internship abroad you will not only make friends but also develop valuable business relationships that can help progress your career goals to an international level. You will gain an understanding of the complex social, economic and political links between people and the impact that changes have on each other, as well as an understanding of self and one’s own culture, and being open to the culture of others.
- Enhance your resume and being competitive
In the competitive state of today’s job market, having global work experience is one of the very best things you can do for your prospective career. Intercultural communication is a vitally important part of the modern professional world, so employers will attach much importance to the fact that you have already undertaken an internship abroad, and therefore have experience in a multicultural environment.
Do you want to do something different? Do you want to became an applicant that stands out from the crowd? Seize the chance to see another piece of this world as well as progress your career.