Professional Development

Embedded Professional Development Program

The GHE program provides to its students a comprehensive, embedded professional development program that includes career advising, workshops on preparation of job applications and job interviews, individual career coaching, and assisting students to develop their professional network. The embedded professional development program has greatly contributed to our graduates’ success on the job market.

Internship to Gain Work Experience

GHE students are expected to fulfill a minimum of 80 hours of internship or practicum in the field of higher education or international higher education administration and leadership. Most of our students found on-campus part-time jobs on their own or through us. We encourage students to find on-campus, part-time employment at various administrative units, such as study abroad, international students services, admissions office, international internship program, and other units at UW-Madison. For students who were not able to get internship positions, the GHE program will try to work with various units on and off campus to find internship positions and practicum sites for our students.

To name some examples of job titles that our students (2022 cohort) held as internship or part-time positions:

  • Study Abroad Event & Outreach Coordinator at UW-Madison.
  • Student Program Advisor at the Intercultural Exchange Center of Madison College.
  • International Student Services Peer Advisor, UW-Madison.
  • Advising and Coordination Graduate Assistant at UW-Madison’s International Internship Program
  • Evaluation Assistant at One Earth International Credential Evaluations
  • Marketing and Social Media Assistant at UW-Madison’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Student Services Project Assistant at UW College of Engineering

Balancing Work and Study

GHE students may work during the time they are enrolled in the program. ​GHE courses are mostly offered during the evenings beginning at either 4:40 or 7:15 p.m. Students are encouraged to work part-time on campus. Some of our students have worked on a full-time basis.  It is important to remember that the three-semester program is intensive, and that many courses are only offered once each year.