Chelsea Evans is a recent graduate from Tufts University. She now works in Her Campus‘s Human Resources department. Chelsea and her Her Campus colleagues recently went on a Contiki trip and saw first-hand the benefits of traveling abroad to gain global experience.
By Chelsea Evans
In today’s competitive job market, college students must take advantage of every opportunity available to make themselves stand out to potential employers. It’s one thing to list expert communicator, detail oriented, and adaptable as skills on a resume, but it’s another to have a plethora of real-life examples to explain how you’ve strengthened and utilized these talents. One of the best ways to gain this real-life experience? Travelling abroad with Contiki!
Contiki organizes over 200 trips across the globe for 18 to 35-year-olds, so you are sure to find one that fits your preferences and schedule. Group travel and exposure to foreign cultures will help you fine-tune your communication and organizational skills, both of which are valued by employers.
For instance, in my role at Her Campus Media, I am expected to communicate effectively with many different college students. My fellow travelers on my London, Paris, and Amsterdam Contiki trip represented several different countries, but this didn’t stop us from becoming fast friends who were familiar with each others’ cultures and perspectives. This ability to communicate well with people from other backgrounds will surely help me relate to and communicate with college students across the country on a daily basis. Moreover, I now know it’s best to examine situations (work-related or not) from several different angles in order to identify the best plan of action. This is an invaluable problem solving skill.
“Keeping up in a fast-paced work environment will be a piece of cake after learning to navigate a foreign city.”
Employers look for adaptable and flexible employees. There’s no better way to demonstrate these qualities than by recalling the time you travelled to a foreign country and swiftly adapted to the local customs! Keeping up in a fast-paced work environment will be a piece of cake after learning to navigate a foreign city, ordering food and buying stamps in a foreign language, and visiting every tourist attraction all in one day on a Contiki trip.
So what are you waiting for? Have the adventure of a lifetime and boost your resume –learn more & sign up for your Contiki vacation!