A Successful 2019 International Career Day!

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

The Council's annual International Career Day was held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the University of Texas at Arlington. This event allowed students to gain a comprehensive perspective on the global landscape, which includes international careers, what they entail, and how one can pursue their desired career path.

Students had the opportunity to visit booths hosted by universities, companies, and organizations, listen to speakers, mingle with other schools, take photos at the photo booth, and more! We are so lucky to see 760 students and educators, representing 37 schools across North Texas, were able to attend.

A special thanks to the University of Texas at Arlington for providing such a wonderful venue, and to Central Market for dropping off some delicious sandwiches for lunch!

Additionally, we would like to offer our thanks to our fantastic speakers and Career and Research booths who volunteered their time to empower participants from across North Texas:

Vistasp Karbhari - UTA President

○ welcome remarks

Jim Falk - WAC CEO and President

○ welcome remarks

Allison Sturma - Institute of Peace

○ International Education

Kelli Anderson

○ International Degree Plans and Study Abroad

Bhavani Parpia - ConnecTeach

○ International Education

Bill Holston - Executive Director of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

○ International Law

Major General James Williams - Ret. Commanding General, 4th Marine division

○ Military Service

Ashley Howard - Court Appointed Special Advocate

○ Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy

Ambassador James (Wally) Brewster

○ Diplomacy & the Foreign Service

Meredith Walker - Chief Economist for EarthX

○ Environmental Science

Lawrence Allen - Director at Stanton Chase International

○ International Business

Vish Madhugiri - Chief Strategy Officer at SAAZ Technologies

○ Technology

Anna Butler - Managing Editor at Dallas Business Journal

○ Journalism & Media Literacy

Dr. Rick Halperin - Director of Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University

○ Human Rights Advocacy

Career and Research Booths


· CityYear

· ConnecTeach

· DFW Airport Ambassadors

· EF

· Engineers without Borders

· International Rescue Committee

· Paws in the City

· Peace Corps

· Shoes for Orphan Souls

· SMU Human Rights Program


· U.S. Navy

· U.S. Army

· U.S. Marines

· U.S. Institute of Peace

· UTA Modern Language

· UTA Study Abroad

· YMCA Model UN

With these fantastic contributions, International Career Day allowed high school students and educators to explore their passions and interests with no limits. Through the experiences provided at this event, participants strengthened their global mindset and achieved professional and personal development, which they can carry with them in the future.

We were honored to provide this as an opportunity for students and educators across North Texas to network and grow as individuals as they pursue their interests after high school. Thanks again to everyone who made this happen!

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