Learn today, use tomorrow – this is one of the philosophies that shapes the Au Pair in America program. Au pairs know they’ll remember their time as exchange participants for years to come, but how can they use that experience in their next chapter or career?
Studying abroad, through opportunities such as au pair programs, can expand future career prospects for participants.
In a recent survey of international exchange participants, more than half of survey respondents reported that skills they gained through study abroad – including intercultural skills, curiosity, flexibility and adaptability, confidence, and self-awareness – contributed to a job offer (Gaining an Employment Edge – The Impact of Study Abroad).
Whether they choose to pursue higher education, enter the workforce, or participate in another exchange program, Au Pair in America au pairs know that their time in the United States will shape their personal “brand” and become a stepping stone toward their next goal.
Au Pair in America helps au pairs begin thinking about “learn today, use tomorrow” as soon as they arrive to the US. Au pairs are encouraged to take time to plan out college classes, volunteer opportunities, and additional trainings and certifications – all of which can help their resumes or CVs stand out from the pack.
Having that standout resume is crucial for future success, so Au Pair in America offers all au pairs regular trainings on “How to Write the Best CV/Resume Ever.” Au Pair in America’s training team also works with au pairs on how to showcase their exchange experiences and skills during future job interviews. A recent attendee of an Au Pair in America resume workshop says, “I wasn’t really sure about talking about my au pair experience on my CV, but you gave me the keys to do it. Now I know how to talk about this exchange experience.”
Families love hosting au pairs for all of the benefits it brings for their families, but they can also feel good knowing they’re providing an international exchange experience for a young person that can make a positive, lasting impact. Au pairs return home ready to speak confidently about the skills they gained while abroad — flexibility, adaptability — and prepared for their career or the next step in their journey.
Learn more about hosting an au pair and making an impact by visiting aupairinamerica.com today!