Category: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development

Canadian Community Colleges Successfully Lead to Employability

This article in the Washington post presents a stark contrast between our two nations with regard to the role of community colleges in preparing students for entry into the workforce:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/canadian-2-year-colleges-show-path-to-jobs/2012/01/25/gIQAkhtZaQ_story.html “Hugely popular for emphasizing practical skills that lead directly to careers, community colleges —… Continue Reading “Canadian Community Colleges Successfully Lead to Employability”

Book Review in International Educator

You can find my reviews in the International Educator magazine several times a year:  http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nafsa/ie_20120102/index.php#/22 .  This one is on integrating study abroad into the curriculum.  The book challenges the traditional orthodoxy that study abroad, in and of itself, completes a campus strategy for internationalization.

Greek Economic Crisis Impacts Student Mobility

We have a sweet spot in our heart for Greece- our daughter studied abroad with College Year in Athens her Junior year at Penn.  The gut-wrenching economic crisis has created tremendous unrest and hardship. And it has dramatically altered the future for Greek students:… Continue Reading “Greek Economic Crisis Impacts Student Mobility”

China to Evaluate College Majors by Employability Rates

In this post to the Wall Street Journal – http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2011/11/23/china-to-cancel-college-majors-that-dont-pay – we learn that China’s solution to the nagging issue of growing unemployment of college grads is simple: assess which majors do best in realizing employment for grads.  Keep those and cancel the rest!  China’s numbers… Continue Reading “China to Evaluate College Majors by Employability Rates”

“Cultural distance” Presents Problem in Finding Talent for MNCs in China

This interesting post from Wharton – http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2903 – highlights the gap between the expansion of multinationals in China and the capacity of China’s education system (and ours) to prepare young professionals to meet the challenges of working in the country.  The good news is the growth… Continue Reading ““Cultural distance” Presents Problem in Finding Talent for MNCs in China”

How global workforce development leverages opportunities for U.S.grads & Indian start-ups

Great to welcome in 2012 with an article in the Washington Post which speaks very directly to the inter-connections of  global workforce development with U.S. higher education!  See this piece at http://www.washingtonpost.com/rw/WashingtonPost/Content/Epaper/2012-01-01/Gx4.pdf.  Here we see the new draw of high-tech start-ups in India for U.S.… Continue Reading “How global workforce development leverages opportunities for U.S.grads & Indian start-ups”

Outcomes of Studying Abroad: What You See is What You Get

From the Chronicle of Higher Ed, researcher Mark Salisbury (12-16-11) is reported to find that there may be “other” [albeit none are discussed…) means to more cost effectively build student cross-cultural skills and intercultural competence than to study abroad. Really?  Most international educators I… Continue Reading “Outcomes of Studying Abroad: What You See is What You Get”

Navigating the Job Search After Study Abroad…

http://www.studyabroad.com/articles/navigating-the-job-search-after-study-abroad.aspx: …In the current tough economic climate, there’s intense competition for jobs in every field.  The question is how well prepared are you to compete and what can you do to stand out among your peers when the time comes to conduct a job… Continue Reading “Navigating the Job Search After Study Abroad…”

The Purposeful Connection of an Internship to Student Career Development

These are my notes from my webinar presentation conducted by the Sub-Committee on Work, Internships and Volunteering Abroad of NAFSA, Nov. 15, 2011 “Integrating the Internship Experience Into Long-Term Career Development” A NEW RATIONALE FOR EDUCATION ABROAD — Given the impact of globalization in… Continue Reading “The Purposeful Connection of an Internship to Student Career Development”

How International Education Impacts a Global Career

Do Employers Value Education Abroad Experience? At first glance, the answer seems quite self-evident. How could they not? In a domestic economy which grows more linked to overseas markets and investors each year, companies must be on the cutting edge of new technological developments;… Continue Reading “How International Education Impacts a Global Career”

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