Global Leadership League has teamed up with AASAP/UK (Association of American Study Abroad Programmes) for an industry specific event focused on career advancement within study abroad section of international education.
Join us for this evening panel talk with inspirational women from across the sphere of International Educational. You will hear them talk about their Careers so far, how they got to their current position and the road blocks they potentially had to overcome on the way. This is a chance to hear how you could make your career work for you and get real life advice and guidance on advancing within your profession from mid-career and senior professionals.
Presentations, followed by Q & A & time to mingle with fellow attendees. We wholeheartedly welcome input from audience members – whether seasoned senior professionals or newbies, around their career highs or lows & top tips!
Sponsors for this event: CAPA & AASAP/UK
Speakers: AMY SHOCKER, CAROL MADISON GRAHAM, REBECCA CLARIS
Amy Shocker has spent the past 25+ years working in education. She started working in International Education after graduating college with a degree in French and Italian, and within a few years had worked up to Assistant Director and then Executive Director of various university programs, whilst also getting a MA in Education. Amy was the Director of International Program Services at CAPA, overseeing the pastoral and non-academic provision at all locations, before branching out and starting her own charity, Invincible Me. Invincible Me works in primary (elementary) schools to ensure that all children, teachers, and staff look after their mental health and wellbeing as much as their physical wellbeing.
Carol Madison Graham
Carol Madison Graham began her career as a diplomat working with universities, academics and students in several countries. She is a former Executive Director for the US-UK Fulbright Commission where she was the first woman in that position. She has been on the London faculty for Pepperdine University and has served on many boards and advisory groups in the UK, including the Marshall Commission, the International House Trust and the Carnegie UK Trust where she was vice chair. Currently she is Head of US Universities at St Paul’s School. In her spare time she runs a non-partisan support group for the Foreign Service which offers career information about the State Department to US students and young professionals in London.
Rebecca Claris began her career in international education during university, when she travelled abroad to introduce tourists to Costa Rican insects and teach English in the remote Andes mountains of Ecuador. She then returned to Ecuador to teach science and English for several years before moving to the UK where she has been working in study abroad at the Foundation for International Education (FIE) for almost seven years. At FIE she oversees the delivery of the internship and service internship provisions, including organising internship placements and leading on the work-based learning curriculum.