Challenges of Staff Supervision

February 01, 2016 | Topics: Careers

By Guest Blogger

Edited by Ellen Badger

Welcome to the second edition of Advice From the Field, a monthly online column that offers trusted career and professional development advice for international educators at all levels. This month we... See More

How to Start a Company in International Education

May 10, 2013 | Topics: Careers

By Mitch Gordon

If you are already considering entrepreneurship, congratulations. You've taken a step few people do. Let's help you move past the idea phase and to the point where you're committed to building something special.... See More

Making Social Media Work for You: Utilizing Social Media in the Job Search Process

May 08, 2013 | Topics: Careers

By Mandy Reinig

Many people are using social media for personal and professional reasons. Everyone knows that social media platforms are powerful tools. However, not many people are putting their social media use to work for them and using the power of social media to aid them in their job search. Below are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way and make your social media use work for you.

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Skills Gap or Disconnect? Translating Study Abroad Experiences to Workplace Skills

March 29, 2013 | Topics: Careers, Education Abroad

By Mallory Meiser

Less than a year ago when I was fresh out of college starting my job search, I was disheartened by the lack of emphasis employers put on my study abroad experience. More often than not, my five months in Europe were discounted as a holiday or “social experiment” as opposed an educational endeavor, the experience overlooked in favor of GPA and the rigor of my courses. ... See More

Strategies for Managing a Mid-Career Transition

February 08, 2012 | Topics: Careers

By Marty Tillman

What is a mid-career transition and how do you know when you're in it? Let's say that mid-career refers to a 10- to 15-year period after starting work in the field. Of course, given that we're all living longer—and working longer—a mid-point could occur at 15-20 years out or even later for some professionals. I think each individual is likely to self-define their career plateau at some mid-point stage.... See More

Building and Sustaining a Professional Network in the International Education Field

February 05, 2012 | Topics: Careers

By Martin Tillman

Is there something unique about a career in our field? What are the qualities that attract a young professional to the kind of jobs that international educators hold on a campus, in a nonprofit or private organization, or in an association or government? Are there different approaches one should take to sustain professional relationships in our field?

Before crafting a networking strategy, we need to apply a working definition: It’s a process of developing professional contacts—or strategic connections—and building relationships for the purpose of obtaining field or sector-specific career advice and identifying related professional contacts. Are there unique strategies that apply to our field? Every profession has its own norms of behavior and patterns of communication and interaction.

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Looking for a Job in International Education?

May 23, 2011 | Topics: Careers

By Marty Tillman

Are you just getting started on your career path out of graduate school and looking for work in the international education field? Perhaps you've been working your first campus job for a few years and are looking ahead to your next career move. Well, there's good and bad news out there in the job market.... See More