Category: Campus Policies & Internationalization

How Employability Strengthens the Value Proposition of Study Abroad

In recent years, professionals in the international education industry have focused on making the case for study abroad (and international internships) by addressing its value on these terms: the experience creates global citizens, creates career-ready graduates, builds essential (sometimes industry-specific) professional skills and cross-cultural… Continue Reading “How Employability Strengthens the Value Proposition of Study Abroad”

Dive Into Selected NAFSA Blogs & Presentations on Career Integration, Employability & Best Practice Campus Advising

I wanted to make it easy to tap into some of my recent work, so here’s a link to several short blogs and other pieces of work I’ve done for NAFSA: Association of International Educators: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nafsa-professional-development-resources-martin-tillman?trk=prof-post I welcome your comments !

Elon University’s Purposeful Plan to Link Education Abroad & Student Career Development

I’m pleased to share this guest post by Kristen Aquilino, International Career Fellow in the Elon Student Professional Development Center.   Elon is one of the many campuses I cite in my publication for AIFS: “Campus Best Practices Supporting Education Abroad & Student Career Development (2014):… Continue Reading “Elon University’s Purposeful Plan to Link Education Abroad & Student Career Development”

What is the purpose of a “higher”education in the 21st century?

A UK perspective, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/its-time-rethink-what-social-mobility-means, by Graeme Atherton: head of AccessHE and director of the National Education Opportunities Network. His new book, The Success Paradox: why we need a holistic theory of social mobility, is published by Polity Press. He writes: “Concentrating solely on economic… Continue Reading “What is the purpose of a “higher”education in the 21st century?”

Looking Ahead — The Discourse of Internationalization of Career Services in German Universities: Part III

In this closing blog in a series of three posts by Jerome Rickmann, he outlines a unique effort in the EU to create a European Centre for Career Development & Entrepreneurship. I’m grateful for this extended discussion by Jerome about the role of career… Continue Reading “Looking Ahead — The Discourse of Internationalization of Career Services in German Universities: Part III”

A Call to (Open) Arms for U.S. Higher Education

The author makes a critical point about the prospects of the rising numbers of internsational students providing a window on the world for U.S. students who might otherwise have little opportunity to interact with non-American students. However, this presumes that every campus recruiting international… Continue Reading “A Call to (Open) Arms for U.S. Higher Education”

Internationalization of Career Services at German Universities: Part I of III

A Guest Post by Jerome Rickmann Director, International Talent Acquisition & Project Development EBC Hochschule (a private multi-campus business school in Berlin)   I’m very pleased to have Jerome begin a three-part post on internationization of career services at German universities. We met at… Continue Reading “Internationalization of Career Services at German Universities: Part I of III”

The World Needs More International Higher Education – University World News

Appearing in the April 24, 2015 Global Edition of University World News, this essay offers a solid framework and rationale for all campuses around the world.  Perhaps a bit overly optimistic when the author states “no country…is immune from the process of globalization…” I… Continue Reading “The World Needs More International Higher Education – University World News”

A Global Kumbaya Moment: “We’ve Got the Whole World at University…Is It Worth It?

Leave it to those UK editors at The Economist!  The special report in the March 28 issue: http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21646985-american-model-higher-education-spreading-it-good-producing-excellence is an excellent overview , on a global scale, of the impact of massification of the higher education industry. While crediting the U.S. and our research university system… Continue Reading “A Global Kumbaya Moment: “We’ve Got the Whole World at University…Is It Worth It?”

2014 Conference Presentations, Blogs & Workshops on Education Abroad & Student Career Development

2014 was a busy year for Global Career Compass!  I was able to address issues on a variety of themes to diverse audiences: NAFSA Annual Conference (http://www.nafsa.org/Attend_Events/): “Linking Education Abroad & Student Career Development: Effective Advising Practices” “21st century Skills & the Workplace: Challenges… Continue Reading “2014 Conference Presentations, Blogs & Workshops on Education Abroad & Student Career Development”

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