Global Career Compass (GCC) is a consulting practice focused on global workforce trends and the impact of education abroad experiences on student employability and career development.
With over 40 years in the field of international education, I hope my posts will foster dialogue with colleagues around the world and open up opportunities to discuss consulting roles with both academic institutions and providers of international educational programs.
My LinkedIn profile provides details of my background and professional career: http://www.linkedin.com/in/martintillman.
GCC has been listed as one of the “Top 75 Student Blogs,” by Feedspot: https://blog.feedspot.com/student_blogs and as one of the “Top 20 International Education Blogs,” https://blog.feedspot.com/international_education_blogs/
My blog will address a diverse set of issues, including, among others: What current research exists to demonstrate the impact of study abroad -and other types of international experiential learning – on student employability and career development? Do employers value the experience in and of itself or are they more interested in how a student demonstrates the learning outcomes and intercultural competencies which best reflect the skills they’re seeking in new employees? What are the types of strategies which can be adapted in-country to enable students to discuss their career concerns and to work on their “toolkits” –their resumes and cover letters, for example — prior to their return to campus. What type of intentional institutional or organizational strategies most effectively support students linking their decision to study, serve or intern abroad with their longer term career goals and aspirations?
Looking forward to this conversation. I welcome ideas for guest posts! You also can follow my tweets on these issus on my Twitter feed: @tillman_marty
Martin Tillman, President