International Career Series

Staying home is the perfect chance to investigate careers with an international focus or opportunities to work around the world. Whether you are graduating and preparing to enter the job market, looking for a change, or just seeing what's possible, we invite you to join the International Relations Council as we explore international careers. Each week, an IRC member will share their work in an international field, offering insight into educational background, career paths, intricacies of the field, and recommendations for your own search. We encourage you to bring your questions and sense of adventure and make full use of the opportunity to get to know these extraordinary individuals and their stories.

Fridays from 12-1 p.m. Central Time

Upcoming Programs
Friday, August 14, 2020 - Global Water Solutions, with Bob Rebori and Jennifer Cisneros
Friday, August 21, 2020 - International Trade, with Melissa Miller of the WTC-Kansas City

Past Programs

Friday, July 24, 2020 - NGOs: Getting Paid to Do Good, with Eileen Purkeypile
Friday, July 10, 2020 - Global Child Development, with Carissa Rocha
Friday, June 26, 2020 - U.S. Ambassador Allan Katz
Friday, June 19, 2020 - Military and Strategic Intelligence, with Joseph Donalbain
Friday, June 12, 2020 - Global Product Sourcing, with Dave Saunders
Friday, June 5, 2020 - Building a Global Community in Kansas City, with Martin Okpareke
Friday, May 29, 2020 – Peace Corps
Friday, May 22, 2020 – Global Risk Management, with Kevin Holland
Friday, May 15, 2020 – Building Skills to Work Across Cultures, with Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi
Friday, May 8, 2020 – Medical Response, with Dr. Rick Randolph
Friday, May 1, 2020 – From Missouri to Moscow, with Holly Nielsen
Friday, April 24, 2020 – Job Searching in the Age of Covid-19, with University of Kansas Career Counselor Wendy Shoemaker
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – Careers in the Foreign Service, with Diplomat in Residence Amanda Johnson

Using Zoom
This event will be hosted through the free online meeting platform, Zoom. This link will bring you directly to the download page for Zoom. After downloading, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with its features.

Once you register for the event, you will receive an IRC email with the link to join the session. Simply click this link and grant permission for Zoom to open the link. You will then automatically join the event. You may access the room five minutes before the event is set to begin.

If you are interested in leading a discussion on an international career, please contact Evan at