OCS Returnee Series

Welcome back to campus! During winter term, the Off-Campus Studies Office hosts a series of events that give returning students a chance to reflect on their off-campus experience, debrief with peers, learn how to leverage new skills, and gain exposure to further opportunities abroad.

All students are welcome to attend!

2020 Events:

OCS/CCCE/OIIL Talk: Think Globally, Act Locally: Practicing Cross-Cultural Civic Engagement

Thursday, January 30, 2020


Great Hall

Join OCS, OIIL, and CCCE in this interactive presentation on civic engagement abroad and on-campus.

OCS and Your Career (in collaboration with the Career Center)

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Leighton 303

Off-campus study experiences often bestow transferable skills sought by employers. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to articulate your OCS experience in interviews, resumes, and cover letters. Bring the applications you're currently working on! Lunch provided! 

Navigating Workplace Cultures: Forging Connections and Career Success (in collaboration with the Career Center)

Thursday, February 20, 2020


Alumni Guest House, Meeting Room & Library

Come for an interactive workshop on how to bridge cultural and communication gaps while innovating for the future! Facilitated by Mary Beth Lamb, Global Leadership and International Communications Consultant, who has worked with dozens of clients on five continents throughout her career.

For today’s students, faculty and staff, bridging cultural and communication gaps can mean the difference between success and failure. Successful students and professionals must know how to build virtual teams that work, align diverse expectations, and capitalize on different ways of communicating, thinking, and motivating. In fact, global research shows that global literacy is the number one competency required to lead successfully in the 21st century. In this lively, interactive presentation, you’ll learn new ways to:

1. Build effective, long-term relationships with anyone who has a different cultural lens—whether it’s the student in the dorm room across the hall, your host family on an international exchange program or virtual team members at your global internship
2. Communicate efficiently across cultural and language barriers
3. Apply practical tips and best practices to work across time, space, culture, and organizations.

Participants will use a  global skills toolkit to address two real international study challenges that Carleton students have faced. As a result, you’ll be better prepared and get more out of your Carleton experience, study abroad, internships, graduate school, or at that first job.

Dinner provided! RSVP through the Tunnel. Presented by Off-Campus Studies, The Career Center, and the Center for Global and Regional Studies.