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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:00 in Top Tips, The Professions

Intergovernmental organizations are the largest international employers in the world, and building a career in the industry can be both rewarding and exciting. Here are a few key things that students should know before building towards a career with the UN or another IGO:

Top Tips There are many types of IGO: IGOs differ in terms of mandate and scope, but whatever their specific focus, each IGO is dedicated to maintaining global order, upholding justice and promoting cooperation. Specialization is key: There is a complex network of IGOs, and each has a specific focus. In order to work... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 09:47 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

As an undergrad, Mara passed up a chance to study abroad, feeling she wasn’t ready to travel. But when she was offered an opportunity to intern in Panama City as part of a post-graduate certificate in project management, she knew she couldn’t turn it down! Read Mara’s reflections on cross-cultural professionalism, Panamanian culture and the importance of perseverance when pursuing a placement abroad.

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Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:02 in In the News, Finding Work

If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You’ve improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that’s sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 09:42 in Top Tips, Finding Work, The Professions

Husbands, wives, fiancées and partners who are accompanying a loved one on a trip or work term abroad have a very unique type of international experience. Traveling abroad with a loved one can sometimes be stressful and challenging. After all, you've been picked up and moved from your home on account of someone else’s career. Staying busy, motivated and engaged in your new environment can help you overcome many of the challenges associated with being the "traveling spouse."

Top Tips Get to work! The very best way to stay busy, enthusiastic and self-confident as a traveling spouse is to... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:00 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

A few years ago, Cindy left a job in Canada to travel to Shanghai for an internship with CRCC Asia. As an avid blogger and aspiring businesswoman, she threw herself into the internship experience, and into the culture of her host country. Read her story to find out how the experience changed her life, and helped her to build crucial cross-cultural and career skills. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 07:09 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Knowing how to sell your international skills (no matter your experience level) allows you to maximize the career value of your cross-cultural experiences and put your best foot forward as you enter the international workforce. Before being able to sell your skills, you must take stock of your professional self, uncover your talents and "package" them for potential employers. Here are a few key tips on the process:

Top Tips Know how to sell yourself: Getting hired takes more than a good resume (although this is a prerequisite) – it takes charisma, networking skills, self-knowledge and... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:01 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Erin is a Canadian student with a penchant for globetrotting. So far in her university career, she’s gone on exchange to both Australia and the US. Erin maximized her time on exchange by volunteering, taking on part-time work, socializing with international students and participating in a wide variety of other exciting extra-curricular activities. She also parlayed her experience in the States into several other international adventures.

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Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:02 in In the News, Finding Work

International resumes are different from domestic resumes. From your stated objective to your highlighted skills, when applying for an internationally oriented position, you should be sure to follow the guidelines for specifically international resumes. So, you want to know what they are? You can find out right here.

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Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 07:18 in Top Tips, The Professions

Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:

Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:11 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Do you have an interest in international development? So does Salina! She spent her time as a volunteer in Guatemala immersing herself totally in the local culture and traditions – from food to dance to the Spanish language. Find out exactly what she got up to in San Miguel Dueñas.

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