Global Learning Conference

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Global Learning Conference — Preparing for Your Global Future in an Evolving World

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, graduate, and professional 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.

WhenApril 23-25, 2021

Where:  Online

Proposals:  Proposals now open. Please submit by Monday, March 8, 2021.

Registration:  Available February 2021. Express interest to be notified when Registration becomes available.

Questions:  Email

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2021 Conference Draft Schedule

The 2021 Schedule content is currently under development and the draft schedule below is subject to change. Content will be updated as information is confirmed:

Friday, April 23 (afternoon & evening):

  • Keynote Address/ Kickoff Plenary evening
  • Graduate and Professional Student pre-conference workshops
  • Poster presentation preparation practice
  • TBD

Saturday, April 24 (morning & afternoon:

  • Workshops on Global Learning reflections
  • Poster presentations
  • Interactive Networking Lunch
  • TBD

Sunday, April 25 (morning & afternoon):

  • Workshops on preparing for future global careers
  • TBD

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!”

2020 Conference Schedule (Reference Only)

The 2020 Global Learning Conference was an inaugural event. It was one day in length and in-person. The 2021 conference will be significantly different in structure. The below schedule is for reference only:

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Conference Check-In, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitor Fair, Professional Headshots

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Welcome by Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska, Keynote Address

10:55 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Workshop 1 – Concurrent Sessions:

  1. Refining Your Story: Talking About your Experience Beyond “It was great”
  2. Using Written Words to Articulate your Intercultural Experience
  3. Who am I now? Who do I want to be?: Vision Boarding as a Manifestation Tool
  4. Reflecting on your Diverse Identities in a Global Context

11:45 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Lunch Session: Exploring Global Career Paths

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop 2 – Concurrent Sessions:

  1. Pitch Yourself: What, When & How to Use Your Elevator Pitch
  2. Study, Work, or Volunteer Overseas: Start (or Continue) Your Journey
  3. Ways to Live Globally While Residing Locally
  4. Insights from Professionals: Applying International Exchange Experiences to Advance Careers

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Fair, Snack Break, Professional Headshots

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Career Skills Plenary

  • Showcasing Your Experience in Career Search Presentation
  • Resume Review
  • Building Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Networking Mixer, Prize Giveaways 


If you have questions about the Global Learning Conference email