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Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 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 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 13:02 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

By the time Behrang arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, he was already a seasoned traveler, and was hoping to build professional experience working in the Pacific region. While working at the University of Technology he was able to immerse himself in the local culture, build a deeper understanding of Asian workplace practices and beef up the international component of his resume.

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Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 09:34 in Top Tips, 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 Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:02 in In the News, International Skills

In the new global economy, international skills are crucial for success in almost every field. And how are international skills built? Step-by-step, over time! This means that your first years in college are the ideal time to start gaining cross-cultural experience and building your International IQ. There is a wide variety of things you can do in your first years at college to boost your post-grad job prospects and enrich your life. Check out the 10 Easy Ways for First-Year Students to Build International Skills Quick Guide to find out more!

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Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 17:10 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Bushra's story shows how going abroad can form the basis for a whole new outlook on life. Working as a seminar instructor in Beijing, Bushra developed ways of motivating her students to work hard and learn a new language, meanwhile she was able to get an in-depth understanding of a completely new culture. 

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Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 16:40 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, October 30, 2017 - 11:52 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

With an interest in international business and a passion for travel, Kristina knew she wanted to study abroad. Battling culture shock and the strain of adaptation, Kristina nonetheless managed to thrive in her host city of Lyon – even maximizing her study experience by taking on an additional internship with a small French firm.

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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:03 in In the News, International Skills

So you’ve been abroad and now it’s time to head home to your normal life. You’ve had a life-altering experience, made new friends and learned so much about yourself and the world. Though you may be eager to get back to your familiar stomping ground, it can be difficult to re-adjust to your old surroundings and friendships. Much like culture shock, re-entry shock can strike when you least expect it, and can leave you feeling disoriented or down. Check out the Quick Guide here.

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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:31 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, October 25, 2017 - 11:14 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Megan caught the travel bug at a young age and has been skipping around the globe ever since! She took a moment to tell us about her travels and her perspective on cross-cultural encounters. "At the end of the day, we have more in common than we think! It's fun to celebrate the similarities and recognize the differences."

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