Global Education - Engaging Gateways

Global Gateways

IU Bloomington will leverage our international gateways to build relationships with alumni to further the recruitment of excellent undergraduate and graduate students to our campus; support opportunities for international service and internships; and engage with our classrooms; and form country-specific communities of interest to leverage our impact in support of our research and academic programs.

This aligns with IU Bloomington Bicentennial Objective Seven.

Engaging with alumni

Goal: IU Bloomington will build relationships with alumni to further the recruitment of excellent undergraduate and graduate students to our campus, support our Global Corps with opportunities for international service and internships, engage with our classrooms; interact with our faculty on research and funding initiatives, and support the academic mission of our campus philanthropically.

Update: The gateways liaise closely with IU Alumni Association and IU Foundation leadership in managing key relationships with our most prominent alums and prospects in the respective gateway countries.

In 2016, the China Gateway worked with IU Bloomington other U.S. universities that have liaison offices in China to lead the development and delivery of career fairs in Beijing and Shanghai. These fairs brought together several hundred recent and soon-to-be graduates and leading global companies. The careers fairs have been successful, adding a third city, Shenzhen, in 2018 and an additional winter fair in Shanghai. All alumni are invited to attend; alumni-affiliated companies have the opportunity to table, and several alums volunteer.

The India Gateway has worked with the Maurer School to provide orientation and logistical support for the Stewart Fellows Global Externship Program.

The India Gateway will participate in an IUB-based “Careers and India” panel discussion and Q&A session for IUB international and domestic students about how to navigate a career in India. 

The India Gateway is also working with the China Gateway, the IUB Careers Services Council and on planning for careers fair in 2020 similar in format to the China careers fairs.

The Europe Gateway helped coordinate a career guidance Q&A session via videoconference for Jacobs students with an alumna who works as a professional musician in Berlin.