My Point of View on Study Abroad & Its Impact on Career Development & Employability – Three Video Presentations…

I hope you enjoy watching these presentations which deliver my point of view – well known if you follow me here or @tillman_marty – on a topic which continues to resonate on campuses and with private organizations in the international education field.  This year, the political turmoil in the United States and within the EU over “Brexit” promise to fuel ongoing concerns about a downturn in global student mobility; this, in turn, will impact – perhaps tamp down – the expansion of opportunities for students to build their employability toolkits.

Impact of Learning Abroad on Student Career Development & Employability

 Panel Discussion: IIE Survey of Impact of Study Abroad on U.S. Students (2017 IIE Generation Abroad Summit)

The session analyzed findings of the IIE study, “Gaining an Employment Edge: The Impact of Study Abroad on 21st Century Skills & Career Prospects” showing that study abroad contributes to the development of transferable skills and positive employment gains, with the impact varying according to program characteristics, study destinations, and the students’ goals. Download the full report here: Panelists: Christine Farrugia, Deputy Head of Research at IIE; Marty Tillman, President of Global Career Compass; Ann Hubbard, VP at AIFS Study Abroad; and Maggie Becker, Director of Career Services at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

 Talk to Students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (2017)

“The value of studying abroad and its linkage to support student employability after graduation”

I spent a week on the Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney campuses talking with senior international administrators, students, staff in study abroad, career services and faculty. Here, I am addressing students on the Kearney campus.

 A [Brief But Spectacular] 6-Minute Talk:

“Closing the Employability Gap for Students Studying Abroad” (2016 IIE Generation Abroad Summit)

This was an innovative approach at the second IIE Generation Abroad Summit allowing many points of view to be shared with participants.

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