9th Annual TCK Symposium

Join us for the 9th Annual TCK Symposium on February 24th! Our keynote speaker, Amanda Bates, will talk about ‘Creating a Career Out of the International Pieces’. A panel discussion will follow. [This event was originally scheduled for February 17th, but was postponed due to the ice storm in Portland.] Creating A Career Out of the International Pieces One of the biggest challenges as a college student is figuring out what next after college. This can be an even more complicated question if you’re bringing a third culture kid perspective. In this keynote, using her TCK own story and her professional experience, Amanda Bates will discuss how to answer that proverbial question “What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up” in building a career pathway that makes sense. Expect helpful strategies on how to use what you have to get you to the next stage in your professional journey. More about Amanda Bates As a former third culture kid, Amanda’s interest in navigating cross-cultural spaces and identity started young. Her American-born, African raised perspective continues to have an influence as she provides the creative direction behind The Black Expat as well as the Global Chatter podcast. Amanda is a higher education professional and currently oversees Career Services and Professional Development at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her career has also included serving as founding director of a college access center for low-income students in Richmond, VA, piloting and implementing a university career services...