Discover your international career path, Nov. 17

Friday, November 06, 2009

Noted international exchange scholar to speak on preparing for global careers

In celebration of International Education Week, The University of Tulsa will host Mark Overmann, author of “Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development,” to speak at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the TU campus.

Following Overmann’s keynote presentation, panelists from the U.S. Department of State, Peace Corps and Hilti will discuss specific opportunities for professional careers abroad.

Overmann is assistant director and senior policy specialist at the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, an association that formulates and promotes public policies to support international exchange links between the United States and other nations. He also has served as the director of college communications at Georgetown University, where he worked closely with the university's outreach and exchange programs to China, and a program associate for communications at the National Council for International Visitors.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attracts future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

In addition to the Nov. 17 lecture, TU will host its 13th International Bazaar at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Allen Chapman Activity Center. Throughout the week a variety of student-led festivities will feature countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The Nov. 17 lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the TU Center for Global Education, Career Services and the Collins College of Business. For more information, contact the Center for Global Education at (918) 631-3229 or visit

Center for Global Education