Using Your Elevator Speech When Networking

May 14, 2015

By Carol Crosby

At the NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, MA, I will serve as a résumé reviewer in the Expo Hall. Below, I share my insights on the role of the elevator speech in networking, tips that were adapted from an article I published on LinkedIn.... See More

The Hidden Gems of Boston

May 12, 2015

By Clare O’Brien

As you prepare for the NAFSA conference, I imagine you have been researching websites and guidebooks to figure out the places and activities you have to see and do in Boston. Given the scope and history of Boston, it can be overwhelming, but here are some great hidden, neighborhood gems you should add to your itinerary for that native Boston experience.... See More

Tips for Your Job Search in Education

May 11, 2015

By Pamela Rodriguez Otten

I'm getting old. I just realized that I have been working in higher education for almost 20 years now. Although my age may sadden me, I can tell you that I have gained valuable experiences along the way. Higher education is a great profession for so many reasons, and international education, specifically, has enriched my life and the lives of my family members. ... See More

Institutional Networking Strategies for Professional Advancement: Think Outside the Box

May 08, 2015

By Shawna Szabo and Ellen H. Badger

Networking within your own institution or organization can be essential to your career advancement path. When you reach out to colleagues in different offices you have the opportunity to collaborate on new programs and initiatives, discover new areas of interest, learn more about office procedures and cultures, and create new relationships with people who have the potential to become mentors. Here are three strategies to employ when networking:... See More

Happy Hour in Boston

May 05, 2015

By Clare O’Brien

When the conference day is over, there is a good chance you will be looking for the perfect place to meet up with friends, decipher the day, and enjoy a drink, an appetizer, or both. The Local Arrangements Team has several suggestions for places around the Boston area where you can unwind from the day.... See More

Creating Your Dream Job Résumé

May 04, 2015

By Carol Crosby

In my role as a career counselor, I have been editing résumés for over 12 years. Whether you are new to creating professional résumés or are a seasoned professional hoping to create an exceptional résumé, here are my recommendations.... See More

I Owe it All to the Paperclip

May 01, 2015

By Erin Hillis

Does this situation sound familiar? You get to your desk one morning and notice an e-mail from your IT team. Sensing trouble, you cautiously open the e-mail and find that your software is about to be upgraded to a newer version. Your heart rate elevates and you groan? choke? throttle something? After all, it seems as though it was only last semester that you'd finally gotten the hang of the update they installed several years ago. ... See More

Easy Ways to Incorporate Google Apps to Make Your Workday More Efficient

April 27, 2015

By Elizabeth Mills

Ahhhh, technology. It has the power to make the hardest job tasks disappear with the click of a button. But for those who aren't tech savvy, technology woes can make the easiest of tasks more complicated than need be. Lucky for us, Google has streamlined their available apps to make them useful and, most importantly, user-friendly. Here are some of my favorite Google apps that are worth learning more about and incorporating into your workday.... See More

Closing the Expectation Gap Between Students and Employers

April 24, 2015

By Marty Tillman

Even though we finally have good economic news for the Class of 2015, this remains a confusing topic to write about. There is clear evidence of the financial gains for students with BA degrees versus those without the credential, and yet there is also incontrovertible research showing that employers (largely surveyed in the private sector) believe that students are graduating without the skill sets that they need to be hired (especially true in the technical fields).... See More