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Global Learning Conference

Global Learning Conference

Advancing Global Inclusion Through Purposeful Engagement and Action

  • When:  April 6, 2024 (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Where:  UC Davis International Center
  • Cost and Registration:
    • UC Davis students and alumni regular rate, February 1 – March 15: $15
    • Non-UC Davis students rate, January 8 – March 15: $20

Your global perspectives are valuable in today’s interconnected and rapidly evolving world. Come learn to articulate and market those skills in your career search while advancing your personal and professional goals. This conference will provide opportunities to network with potential employers, showcase your experience in your resume and cover letter, hear from seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, connect with like-minded peers, and explore resources and opportunities for your future.

Hosted by the UC Davis Global Learning Hub, the Global Learning Conference is for undergraduate students who

  • have experience navigating intercultural spaces;
  • have studied, researched, or interned abroad;
  • have global experiences on campus or in the U.S.;
  • are international students;
  • are first-generation college students;
  • are passionate about solving global challenges.

*There is a cap of 150 participants for this event. Ticket price and experience includes:

  • Professional headshots
  • Light breakfast and snacks
  • Catered lunch
  • Conference program and materials
  • RAFFLE and more!

Questions:  Email globallearningconference@ucdavis.edu

2024 Schedule (finalized schedule coming soon)

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Check-in & Refreshments

9:30–10:45

Introduction and Keynote

11:00 a.m.–12 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Beyond Dichotomies: Understanding our Biases
  • Packing and Unpacking Identity Abroad
  • Vision Boarding as a Manifestation Tool

12–12:50 p.m.

Lunch

1–2 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Effectively Translating Your Global Experience to Employers
  • Exploring Careers in Global Policy
  • Navigating Identity, Academics, and Careers

2–2:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Fair

2:45–4 p.m.

Career Skills Plenary:

  • Ken Barnes, Internship and Career Center
  • Randeep Kullar, Partnership Director, Diversity Initiatives at CEA CAPA Education Abroad

4–4:15 p.m.

Break

4:15–5 p.m.

Structured Networking Sessions:

  • Global Health, Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Education, Community Development & Nonprofits
  • Public Service, International Development & Government

5–5:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony

What Conference Attendees are Saying About the Global Learning Conference

  • “I loved the opportunity to interact with students…and overall network with amazing individuals.”
  • “I feel more prepared and confident in how to handle job applications.”
  • “Angela [keynote speaker] is an inspiration and her story really reached me. I felt like I could really relate with what she was saying, and I hope to stay connected with her. Her speech seemed to really match my current place in the world and has helped me feel more confident and clear in what I want to do.”
  • “The advice from the [global professional] guests during lunch really helped me solve what I could do next.”
  • “The most helpful part of the conference for me was learning about the variety of [post-graduation] opportunities for working abroad other than just teaching English.”
  • “Having the speaker directly from LinkedIn was helpful for me to understand how to actually use the site.” 
  • “The writing and pitch workshops taught me at least 5 new things that I want to do now!”

Questions?

If you have questions about the Global Learning Conference email globallearningconference@ucdavis.edu.