Syracuse Abroad to Host Q & A on International Careers

On Wednesday, September 27, Syracuse Abroad will host a lunchtime discussion at the Alumni & Faculty Center with Thomas Kattau and Elena Hedoux of the Pompidou Group at the Council of Europe.

Students interested in interning or working abroad are invited to attend to enjoy lunch and to talk to Thomas and Elena about finding work in international organizations. For students considering a semester abroad, Thomas coordinates the Syracuse Strasbourg Center’s internship program with the Council of Europe and can offer valuable advice on securing one of the competitive internships with the organization.

Students who have already been abroad are encouraged to attend to talk about finding jobs overseas after graduation. A representative from the Career Services Office will also be on hand to offer advice on working abroad.

What: Lunch at the Alumni & Faculty Center
When: Wednesday, September 25, 12 p.m.

If you’re unable to make it, you’re invited to attend the Marketing your study abroad experience workshop hosted by Career Services on Tuesday, October 3, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Schine Room 231. This one-hour stand-alone workshop will guide you on how to present your study abroad experience to prospective employers.

Questions? Email Jenn Horvath, Syracuse Abroad Marketing and Communications Manager.

Participant bios:

Elena Hedoux has been working in the Council of Europe for 12 years and for the last 4 years with the Pompidou Group. In the Pompidou Group she is the program manager for the executive trainings on drug policy and works for the Secretariat of Permanent Correspondents and the Ministerial Conference. She also holds responsibility for cooperation with countries from Latin America and Eastern Europe. Her focus of professional interest lies with addiction treatment of young people, and innovation in institutional management. In addition she is exploring specific needs of migration populations with respect to drug policy. Elena has studied in Russia, the United States, Spain and France. She holds degrees in psychology and pedagogy, her working languages are English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Thomas Kattau is the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Pompidou Group, the Council of Europe’s drug policy cooperation body. Before this he held various positions at the Council of Europe, including responsibility for childhood policies and assistance programs for Eastern Europe. Later he was engaged in conflict resolution and post conflict stabilization in the Balkans and North Caucasus. He is the coordinator for Syracuse University internships at the Council of Europe and has been teaching European Policies and international conflict resolution at the Syracuse Center in Strasbourg. Prior to taking up duties with the Council of Europe he worked in criminological research, taught comparative law and was a practicing attorney. He has studied law and social sciences in Germany and Australia and was an exchange student in the United States.