Category: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development

Impact of Vietnamese Students on U.S. Economy

See this Twitter link to a blog post from my colleague, Mark Ashwill, based in Hanoi: http://wp.me/pI5NK-1li . He writes: The total economic impact of the nearly 15,000 Vietnamese students in 2010/11 was $416 million using information (PDF download) from NAFSA:  Association of International Educators.  This is an… Continue Reading “Impact of Vietnamese Students on U.S. Economy”

New University Ranking System Tied to Production of Educated Workforce

The Universitas 21 Ranking http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ranking-reveals-worlds-top-countries-for-higher-education-2012-05-10 was announced today (11 May 2012) at an event at Lund University in Sweden. Universitas 21, a leading global network of research universities, has developed the ranking as a benchmark for governments, education institutions and individuals. It aims to highlight the… Continue Reading “New University Ranking System Tied to Production of Educated Workforce”

Invited by Department of State U.S. Expert’s Program to Deliver Workshops in Zimbabwe

I’m pleased to share news that I’ve received an invitation by the Department of State to deliver a series of workshops, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, to university administrators and faculty, high school guidance counselors and education NGOs to strengthen their abilities… Continue Reading “Invited by Department of State U.S. Expert’s Program to Deliver Workshops in Zimbabwe”

Creating Globally Minded STEM Professionals through International Internships/Work Abroad Programs

I participated in an important workshop in Washington this week http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2012/STEM-Internships-Workshop  (all presentations are online at this site).  A coalition of education abroad professionals at IIE, NAFSA’s Work, Internship and Volunteer Abroad (WIVA) Subcommittee, and UC-San Diego conducted a 1 ½ day workshop targeted to… Continue Reading “Creating Globally Minded STEM Professionals through International Internships/Work Abroad Programs”

Study Abroad: Students “Dialogue” on Impact in the Job Search

Fair to say that this Boston Globe student-led blog site conveys a mixed bag of just a few student commenters….I found it unfortunate to see how many comments were so far removed from the focus of the article itself:  http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/blogs/thenextgreatgeneration/2012/02/go_abroad_get_hired_corporate.html?comments=all#readerComm For those looking to… Continue Reading “Study Abroad: Students “Dialogue” on Impact in the Job Search”

Chinese Universities Struggle to Increase Ties to Employers

Perhaps this essay in the Chronicle should be titled “Chinese Universities Strive to Democratize Relations to the Marketplace”: http://chronicle.com/article/Chinas-Universities-Struggle/131610.  Much as has happened in India and others in the “BRIC” family of nations, Chinese educators are trying to figure out how to transform their institutions… Continue Reading “Chinese Universities Struggle to Increase Ties to Employers”

Graduate Business Schools & Employability of International Students

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304072004577323861675549408.html  There seems to be good news and bad news:  we know there is a rise in enrollment of international students – especially from from India and China – at all levels of of U.S. higher education.  But what to do about the soft job… Continue Reading “Graduate Business Schools & Employability of International Students”

What Being Global Really Means-A Leadership Perspective

Interesting statement from Ángel Cabrera,president of Thunderbird School of Global Management, and president-elect of George Mason University.  I heard him speak in a small seminar room st SAIS shortly after his appointment to Thunderbird and was very impressed with his perspective. … Truly global leaders… Continue Reading “What Being Global Really Means-A Leadership Perspective”

Creating a Global Professional- A Guest Blog

The lessons learned from volunteering for organizations within the vicinity of one’s home can be an enriching experience for teens, but volunteering abroad can expand a student’s understanding of the world in ways that are more difficult to achieve through learning materials alone. Getting… Continue Reading “Creating a Global Professional- A Guest Blog”

IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ON STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT

See the agenda and presentations at the conference of the International Management Institute at American University.  I was a presenter:  http://www.american.edu/sis/imi/conference/Tillman.cfm Presenter(s): Senem Bakar, Associate Director of Exchange Visitors & Student Services, American University, David Fletcher, Career Advisor, Career Center,  American University; Martin Tillman, President,… Continue Reading “IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ON STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT”

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