Leanne Bolaño ’17 is an aspiring political leader in the field of environmental studies. She’s attending law school on a full ride and is passionate about gender equity, global development and environmental justice. As an undergrad, she secured an international fellowship to oversee agricultural research and served as UC Davis president of IGNITE, a national organization that empowers women to pursue leadership careers in political office. She’s exceptionally bright and charismatic—a born leader—and a natural fit for the university.
Increasingly, employers are looking for students who understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with globalization. So, how can students prepare for professional and personal success in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world? Here are five of the many ways to gain a global perspective, open doors to new career options and make friends along the way.
Have you recently returned from travels or do you have plans to travel this summer? Are you new to the United States? Do you enjoy encounters with other cultures and take interest in learning about other people?
Border zones can be sites of civic and artistic creativity from which more inclusive imaginaries of regional coexistence can emerge. This talk by University of California, San Diego professors Teddy Cruz and Fona Forman explores the idea of a "cross-border citizen" whose sense of belonging is oriented by the shifting challenges, opportunities, interests and aspirations negotiated among diverse people who share a contested space.
A part of Global Affairs, the Blum Center for Developing Economies offers a graduate student funding opportunity called Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS) grants, which provide between $1,000 and $4,000 in seed funding for graduate students to find and execute viable solutions for reducing poverty around the world.