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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:00 in In the News, Finding Work

If you’re a student or young professional starting out on an international career, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “elevator pitch” before. An elevator pitch, simply put, is a short, comprehensive (and hopefully impressive) description of your skills, experience and objectives. You should always have an elevator pitch prepared – because you never know when you’ll run into a potential mentor or manager who surprises you with the phrase: “Tell me about yourself.” Do you have your answer ready, or will you struggle to present the most relevant information about your professional self?... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kimberly overcame fears of homesickness and culture shock to spend a month studying abroad in London, England. While studying, she made plenty of friends, learned about British culture and “London pride” – and rose to the challenge of adapting in a foreign land.

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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 19:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Going abroad is an excellent way to test your independence! Ashley decided to study in London to do just that. Over the course of her time in London, she met new people, saw new sights and had unforgettable experiences thousands of miles from home.

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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 - 05:52 in In the News, International Skills

Having an international studies focus in your degree is a great way of building cross-cultural understanding and a strong global perspective. If you are considering undertaking an international studies program, whether at the undergraduate or the graduate level, you’ll want to do some intensive research online to find the perfect program. The Researching Internationally-Focused Degrees Quick Guide will give you some fast links to online databases, where you’ll be able to hunt through a variety of programs in the US and Canada.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:11 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Daniel was a successful undergraduate candidate looking for ways to maximize the career potential of his time as a student. By throwing himself head-first into the study abroad experience, he built up his confidence and his cross-cultural skills, and discovered the international potential of his chosen career path.

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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 - 06:21 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While still in school, Donna decided to put her German language skills to the test by participating in a co-op program with Eurocopter Deutschland, an aviation company. During her semester abroad, Donna traveled extensively, built her cross-cultural confidence and made more friends than she ever expected.

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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:00 in In the News, Finding Work

Heading abroad to study will be one of the most exciting times in your life. You’ll be learning more than you ever thought possible, meeting people you never expected to meet and building skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life. Although your mind will be occupied with plans and ideas about the study experience, consider supercharging your time abroad by incorporating a professional component. Being abroad, you have an incredible opportunity to build professional networks and career-boosting connections in your host country – connections that could lead to a future internship, job... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 09:58 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Yenny was searching for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to help her regain perspective after graduation. Her insightful story demonstrates the dedication it takes to succeed in an unfamiliar work culture, the benefits of keeping an open mind when traveling abroad, and the ways in which international travel can bring clarity to your career goals.

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Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019 - 09:29 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 local culture, build a deeper understanding of Asian workplace culture, and beef up the international component of his resume.

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Posted on Friday, January 4, 2019 - 08:11 in In the News, Finding Work

What can you do to land your international dream job? Well, giving the perfect interview will certainly help! Standing out from the crowd in the interview process is easy once you know what your international employers are looking for, and how to conduct yourself in every stage of the interview game. Don’t be fooled – an interview isn’t only about what happens when you are sitting across from the hiring manager. It starts with your very first contact – and ends when you land the position! Read the Interviewing for an International Job Quick Guide to get tips on how to win over a potential... Read the full article

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