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Unemployed? Go East, Young Women & Men

December 4, 2012

This op ed in the Washington Post is a personal story about the husband of the author and the outcome of his unsuccessful job hunt which led him to find work in Hong Kong: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/cant-find-a-job-move-overseas/2012/11/23/b7322ef4-3273-11e2-9cfa-e41bac906cc9_story.html. The story focuses on a nuance in the reverse brain drain /migration of talent issue:  U.S. young professionals forced by our weak… Read More ›

Career Planning at Zimbabwe’s Universities

I’ve just returned from conducting workshops in Harare as a U.S. State Department speaker specialist.  The focus of my work was to introduce the concept of career planning and advising and to discuss how to develop a stand-alone career service office.  You can listen to this podcast where I was interviewed by the Embassy’s Public… Read More ›

Inequalities in Global Labor Market-Where Will College-Educated Talent Come From?

Interesting report from McKinsey Global Institute is cited in this Economist essay: http://www.economist.com/node/21556974. Despite great efforts to improve schools and universities, workers in the emerging world are less educated than those elsewhere. Some 35% in China and a stunning 70% in India have no more than a primary education. Yet this will change: China and India,… Read More ›

Africa’s Best & Brightest Leave at Alarming Rate

Ahead of my fall sojourn to Zimbabwe to discuss the role that career services can play in preparing universities to better advise students, this post is quite sobering: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=201205291517447le68&query=okereke.  It cites a World Bank study showing that between 1991 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in higher education rose annually at a rate of 16%… Read More ›