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Category: International Skills (63 posts)
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 16:31 in International Skills, Finding Work, Work Abroad

The excitement and professional satisfaction of a career in international aid and development make it a popular choice for North American students and recent graduates. Breaking into the field is difficult, but it’s possible – with the right strategy. In today’s competitive market, a combination of education, experience and demonstrable skill is the surest way to get your foot in the door.

Having a master’s degree in a relevant field is a must (unless you have extensive volunteer or internship experience to make up for it), and we suggest that when it comes to honing your thesis,... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:10 in International Skills, Work Abroad, In the News

MyWorldAbroad provides tons of great advice about what it takes to land a job abroad, and the many different approaches you can take in order to be successful. We're always excited to read real-world stories from young people who have taken the leap and immersed themselves in a foreign workplace.

Alexandra Talty, a freelance journalist, decided to leave her home behind and head to Lebanon to learn Arabic and further develop her career. She talked to Forbes magazine about her decision and also shared some great first-hand advice in her own recent article for the magazine. Why not... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 - 10:05 in International Skills

If you can't wait to go abroad, but know it just won't happen this year, never fear! There are still plenty of ways you can build international skills on campus. Be sure to make time for extra-curricular cross-cultural activities, like socializing with international students or having a world food pot luck in your dorm. There are lots of fun ways to bring the world to your doorstep! And you can also gain serious international chops (and resume-building skills) on your home campus by taking these suggestions:

Take international courses: Register for international courses or write essays... Read the full article
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Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 13:15 in International Skills

Cross-cultural skills and a well-developed global outlook are valued highly in the new global economy. In fact, they are crucial for developing an international career. But a global perspective doesn't appear overnight! True understanding is developed step-by-step, over time, through research and engagement.

Whether you're currently based in North America, or spending time abroad, there are many ways to develop your cross-cultural experience.

If you're in the US or Canada, you can start building that all-important global perspective by getting involved with international... Read the full article

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