H. Intercultural Career Planning

Sample of SIIC: July 14, 2018

What exactly is an “intercultural” job, and where are they? What education, skills, knowledge, and intercultural experience are essential to get these jobs? How can you either begin or shift a career focus? How can you build on your own background to incorporate intercultural work in your career? This interactive workshop will explore these questions as they apply to the intercultural career interests of all participants.

Mary Meares intercultural communication in the workplace

Dr. Mary Meares is an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Alabama, where her research focuses on intercultural groups, virtual teams, workplace diversity, mistreatment, and perceptions of voice. She has taught intercultural and organizational communication in the U.S. and Japan, was named the Faculty Mentor of the Year at Washington State University, and recently served as the first intercultural specialist for the Semester at Sea comparative cultures study abroad program. She has consulted for educational, corporate, and public service organizations in the areas of intercultural transitions, team building, and conflict. Mary also provides career development sessions to participants at SIIC and teaches yoga.