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How to Survive Your First International Internship

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[ID:0251]An internship may be your first professional job. In order to succeed, there is an array of fundamental work habits and skills that you will need to master. First, realize that professional work is all about communicating. In today's workplace, great value is placed on being able to communicate simple ideas to a wide and varied audience. Often colleges do not fully prepare students for this reality because college education is traditionally theory-based and focus is placed on retaining knowledge, not on application and building communication skills. However, communicating in the international workplace is particularly important, since these environments tend to be more formal with a greater...

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Interned in Ghana
University of Waterloo
Her thoughts on Cultural Differences
While Ghana is very professional and is becoming more developed, many cultural factors (like religion and household seniority) play major factors in the workplace.

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Interned in Ghana
McGill University
His thoughts on The International Workplace
I made an effort to work closely with the local employees. It was as simple as making sure I didn't sit with the other interns at lunch, sharing it instead with my Ghanaian colleagues.

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