It will take some work, but my hope is that study abroad and international internship programs will not merely be a luxury for the fortunate few, but with employers’ support, a necessity and requirement for all.
…the experience gave me mental clarity on what opportunities I wanted to pursue back in the U.S. This led me to set up interviews with a number of the recruiters I had been corresponding with before Sage Corps, ultimately resulting in me taking on a full time role doing iOS software engineering for Google, a position I would not have gotten if not for all the iOS experience I gained developing with Soundbrenner.
Sage Corps helped me stand out during recruiting for my junior year internship in Product Management at Verizon, and my full-time job after college as Procurement Analyst at Nike. No other applicants had global work experience apparently, and that was something two large global enterprises liked a lot.