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Global Professional Training

Global Professional Training (GPT) prepares UT students for international working and living environments and equips them with an international network for their future professional pursuits.

About the Program

Established in 2010, GPT is designed to develop students’ cultural competency and deeply examine important regions of the world. Expert panels, group discussions, and keynote addresses give participants professional development opportunities, cultural immersion, and a network of internationally-minded peers. 

GPT sessions feature:

  • Cultural analysis for success in an international context
  • Panels on living and working abroad
  • International careers workshop
  • Professional networking event
  • Cultural entertainment

By participating in GPT, you will expand your network to include more globally-minded students and industry professionals while also increasing your expertise and knowledge of a critical world region. In addition to providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in an international context without leaving campus, GPT promotes valuable professional skill-building and is an academic experience to include on your resume. After completing the training, you will be presented with an official certificate documenting your acquisition of cross-cultural professional skills and knowledge of the region. 

GPT East and Southeast Asia

Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia is a symposium for students interested in pursuing careers in the region, featuring expert panels and in-depth discussions covering geo-political and socio-economic trends, social movements, and popular/traditional culture; networking opportunities; career panels with UT alumni; and interactive workshops.

Global Professional Training: Latin America

Global Professional Training: Latin America is a conference for UT students to participate in specialized dialogues about Latin America, develop intercultural communication skills, and create a peer-to-peer network while exploring careers, courses and programs relating to the region. 

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I am passionate about learning about different languages and cultures. GPT's ability to bring both domestic and international students together and promote social engagement is something that I really value. Fiona Hua, B.A. ‘19 Economics, studied abroad and interned in China , GPT Asia Attendee
Contact Us

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