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Concluding Your Internship

If your supervisor does not conduct a performance review with you, then you may need to initiate the process. Depending on the duration of your assignment, you should ask for at least one review. The performance review is an excellent way to get feedback about your work, and it is a valid document for you to use in future job interviews if appropriate. Your employer may choose to use his or her own format. Receipt of a performance review directly from your supervisor is an essential part of completing your international internship and will help you reflect upon your experience.

Update your resume. Now is the time to update your resume to include the internship experience. If you need help or advice on how to go about this, schedule an appointment at the ECRC with a Career Counselor to include your international experience. Don’t forget the many skills that come with overseas experience – problem solving, organization skills, cross-cultural communication, and many more!

Back on Campus

As an alumnus of an international experience abroad, you know first-hand the value of a global perspective.  Now is your chance to share your knowledge and experience with current University of Michigan College of Engineering students considering going abroad, as well as networking with other alumni of international programs.

International Programs in Engineering (IPE) is home to the ENGINEERS ABROAD: IPE Alumni Network, a network that serves all College of Engineering students who have participated in study, work, research and volunteer abroad activities.  The Alumni Network seeks to connect past participants of international programs to prospective students.  As part of the Alumni Network, students will also have the opportunity to highlight their international experiences in a professional capacity through a series of workshops and events.