Category: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development

Are You Facing Job Insecurity? Or Deep Into It…

Originally posted on Global Career Compass:
Where the Field of International Education Finds Itself in 2020 Reassess your personal needs & professional expectations in this extremely fluid and unprecedented time The pandemic has radically halted the momentum built up over the past decade in…

Journal Posting 11

Thanks for posting about your internship experience in response to what Davina Potts wrote on my blog. I’m glad her research and analysis helped you to think in a purposeful way about the meaningfulness of your internship. -Marty Tillman

Looking Beyond Degrees in hiring

Originally posted on Global Career Compass:
In the midst of the pandemic, there are again renewed calls for re-thinking the value- and ROI- of a college degree [and the requisite residential life surrounding being in a classroom]. We know the impact of Covid has…

Employability Amplified: The Power of Global Internships

Originally posted on Global Career Compass:
I am especially pleased to share this guest post by Davina Potts, an Australian colleague whose research -on the impact of education abroad on student employability- I’ve widely cited in my work on this topic. She is currently…

A New Game Requires Moving the Goalposts for International Education

Originally posted on Global Career Compass:
I’d like to call attention to this excellent analysis by Matthew Clausen, Business Development Advisor to the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC): https://www.tiec.org/news/rethinking-internationalization-metrics-during-covid19 . I’ve re-worked its title, but, the idea he posits is that Covid has clearly…

The Biden Presidency Brings a renewal of hope

Those of us who voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris feel this way. From communications with colleagues abroad, many feel the same way. I’m not going to write a political column [although the title itself is a give-away, right?]; however, I could not… Continue Reading “The Biden Presidency Brings a renewal of hope”

The response of historically black colleges & universities to the pandemic

This is an excerpt from the Dec. 8 issue -online – of the NAFSA: Associationof International Educators International Educator magazine [for those readers who are not members of NAFSA]. It’s an important statement about an often un-reported cluster of essential higher education institutions in… Continue Reading “The response of historically black colleges & universities to the pandemic”

1 million students with bachelor’s degrees return to community colleges to learn skilled trades

I was startled to see the number [actually, the reported number is 940,000 which is close enough] in this very timely story in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/more-people-with-bachelors-degrees-go-back-to-school-to-learn-skilled-trades/2020/11/20/06404180-2aa9-11eb-9b14-ad872157ebc9_story.html We all understand the tremendous debt burden that far too many American students carry with them well… Continue Reading “1 million students with bachelor’s degrees return to community colleges to learn skilled trades”

Case Study: Flattening Learning in a virtual service-learning course

This essay appeared on the site of the new World Council on Intercultural Learning and Global Competence, https://iccglobal.org/ : How Can We Foster a Mobile Mindset While Sheltering in Place? It discusses what happened as a course at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies,… Continue Reading “Case Study: Flattening Learning in a virtual service-learning course”

Revisiting Ethical Perspectives on Study Abroad in a COVID-19 World by Scott G. Blair, PhD

Consultant in International Higher Education Copyright © Scott G. Blair, 2020 In light of the globalized origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and now the struggle to gain wider awareness, particularly in the United States, of the depth and breadth of systemic racism across society,… Continue Reading “Revisiting Ethical Perspectives on Study Abroad in a COVID-19 World by Scott G. Blair, PhD”

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