Category: International Students & Employability

UK Report Seeks to Increase Outward Mobility of British Students

A new report stresses the importance to the UK economy of sending more students to study and work abroad: http://news.bis.gov.uk/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=424336&NewsAreaId=2 Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said:“Study abroad offers a huge range of benefits for students taking part, and also for our universities and the… Continue Reading “UK Report Seeks to Increase Outward Mobility of British Students”

“Investing” in Students–As Long as They’re Good Wage Earners!

How could I not comment on this idea!  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/03/plan-floated-britain-investors-pay-tuition-and-students-repay-based-income — Under the plan, a student would sign a contract with a special purpose company, acting for a university or group of universities, to repay a fixed percentage of their earnings over a set number of… Continue Reading ““Investing” in Students–As Long as They’re Good Wage Earners!”

Book Review: International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education: National trends and New directions

My reviews appear regularly in the NAFSA International Educator:  http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/ie_mayjun12_bookreview.pdf. This is an important book for international educators who wish to look behind the statistics of student flows around the world. The overall data on student flows referenced throughout the book have been widely… Continue Reading “Book Review: International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education: National trends and New directions”

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”

On Internationalization of Latin American Universities: Students… “will find a way home”

The Chronicle reports on the recent Congress of the Americas and the debate on the opportunities and challenges of  interest from North American institutions in partnering with Latin American universities  http://chronicle.com/article/In-Brazil-a-Conference-on/131721.  Interest from both Canadian and American university representatives was high- especially with Brazil… Continue Reading “On Internationalization of Latin American Universities: Students… “will find a way home””

Networking for a Job in Indian IT Sector

This post from the Harvard Business Review is a mini-story of one engineers’ pursuit of his first job and how it influenced his approach to finding employment a decade later…http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/share_your_own_job_search_story.html?referral=00563&cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_-daily_alert-alert_date&utm_source=newsletter_daily_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert_date Globalization and the spread of technology has fostered a set of common attributes to… Continue Reading “Networking for a Job in Indian IT Sector”

International Students- They’re Looking to Work, Too…!

At Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, one-quarter of the Nashville, Tenn., school’s 2011 M.B.A. class was international, with a number of students from China, India and South Korea .  “If we have too high a [percentage] of international students and then we… Continue Reading “International Students- They’re Looking to Work, Too…!”

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