The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is accepting applications for the position of Global Internship Advisor in the Office of International Education, a unit of Academic Affairs.
Located in Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a Research I institution with approximately 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has 6 academic colleges: College of Computing, College of Design, College of Engineering (approximately 70% of enrollment), Scheller College of Business, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and College of Sciences.
In addition to its general role with campus internationalization, the Office of International Education (OIE) serves approximately 7,000+ international students and international scholars, 3,000+ study abroad students, 200+ global internship students, and 800+ International Plan participants.
This position reports to the Associate Director of Education Abroad – GT Exchanges and Global Research and Internship Program (GRIP). The GRIP Advisor facilitates overseas internships for GT’s undergraduate and graduate students. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Global Research and Internship Program. This includes student advising, data management, participant recruitment, and providing workshops/events to support successful participation. The Advisor also supports the Associate Director in employer development. The specific duties of the Global Internship Advisor include:
1. Advise prospective and current GRIP students from initial interest through full cycle of participation and re-entry. This includes one-on-one and group advising on seeking and applying for internships, resume writing in an international context, navigating GT’s and employers’ systems/processes, addressing concerns from overseas students, and assisting with emergency response, etc. 2. Serve as primary contact for day-to-day program management and administration, including overseeing the GRIP application and registration process in Terra Dotta; processing applications; maintaining and updating student records; providing outgoing students with required documentation; supporting students as needed in the visa application process; obtaining overseas insurance for outgoing students and ensuring timely payments; ensuring completion of pre-departure orientations and work reports, collaborating with IT and related campus partners on issues related to databases and web resources, etc. 3. Support the Associate Director in developing and maintaining relationships with employers by: responding to inquiries from current and potential employers, hosting employers for campus visits, reviewing/approving internship job postings, communicating with employers about students’ applications and offers, etc. 4. Develop and facilitate workshops and information sessions to support program development and to support the students’ success in an intercultural work environment (e.g. regular workshops on finding internships, resumes/cover letters, networking, pre-departure and re-entry programming, etc.) 5. Collaborate with the Associate Director and the other GIP Advisor to teach DOPP Course: Working in a Global Economy (1 credit course offered every spring semester).
6. Execute recruitment plan and activities, including writing content for regular GIP newsletters, managing GIP social media, enhancing and maintaining online resources, gathering testimonials from returned students (posters, videos, etc.), and supporting the education abroad peer advising program. Make relationships with academic units and campus partners to further support the recruitment process. 7. Plan and execute GIP events and activities such as fairs and employer info sessions (virtual and in-person); collaborate with GT Communications to develop and maintain printed materials; develop new and maintain existing content of GIP online information; attend campus marketing events to represent GIP (e.g. freshman orientation, admissions events, classroom presentations, etc). 8. Maintain consistency and integrity of GIP student and program data, and provide data as requested by various GT and non-GT entities. 9. Collaborate with the Associate Director to continuously improve and report on assessment of the GIP. Administer surveys, collect data, share with stakeholders, etc. 10. Develop relationships with GIP alumni to support the further development and impact of the program. 11. Supervise one Student Assistant. 12. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director.
This job requires experience with academic advising or education abroad advising. Use of office related computer applications is required. Additionally skills in communication and customer service are required.
Preferred qualifications: • Master's degree in higher education, international education, cultural studies, or related field • Experience advising college-level students on career development • Experience with employer relations • Proficiency in a foreign language • Comfortable delivering presentations/workshops • Experience developing effective marketing campaign • Knowledge of intercultural communication theories and training techniques • Demonstrated understanding of university policies and procedures • Experience using Terra Dotta
The Office of International Education at the Georgia Institute of Technology provides leadership in advocating for, supporting and pursuing the institute's goals for international education and exchange. Georgia Tech is dedicated to expanding its global footprint and influence and to ensuring that we graduate good global citizens. In this regard, the office sees its most important priorities to include:
* Collaborating with faculty to further internationalize the curriculum;
* Advocating for programs of study that prepare students to be globally competent;
* Identifying opportunities for faculty to acquire international education experiences;
* Serving the large and diverse population of international students and visiting scholars.