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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

I will have an internship abroad. How can I leverage this experience to make it stand out from a traditional domestic internship? What unique skills can I develop during this opportunity to make myself a more desirable future-employee?

Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on September 6, 2017

Congratulations on your internship! Securing an internship abroad will be a rewarding and great experience. I think the most important and obvious skill you will gain is the international experience. Being able to understand and experience first-hand how a company operates internationally will be beneficial for your future career, especially if your future career involves working for a company with international locations. I would take the time to truly understand the differences between business operations in a foreign country compared to the U.S. Being able to intelligibly speak to this will be great experience. You will likely hit some road bumps when learning to navigate the waters so I would encourage you to use this as an opportunity to showcase how you dealt with ambiguity.
Good luck!

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