How to Increase Innovation in International Education

May 21, 2015 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

By Mitch Gordon and Brooke Roberts

Nearly every established organization began as a new, innovative, and sometimes controversial concept. From the dawn of commercial air travel in the 1950s to the development of the Internet in the 1990s, a review of the New York Times archives from those periods will unearth more than a few skeptical editorials about the purpose, value, and role of the new startups of the time.... See More

Strengths-based Professional Development

May 20, 2015 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

By Melissa Vivian

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best everyday? This is the first of many questions that Global Experiences staff asks program participants in order to get a better sense of what kind of internship placement will be the perfect match for them. Unfortunately, most individuals struggle to honestly answer "yes," which reflects the dismal rate of engagement among U.S. workers. In fact, only 1 percent of employees in the United States report loving their jobs. Given that we spend more than 40 hours per week for more than 40 years of our lives at work, shouldn't that number be higher? Surely, there must be a better way to approach career decisions that results in a more satisfying and sustainable work life.... See More

The “No Flip Flop” Approach to the NAFSA Conference

May 20, 2015 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

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 planning for the conference experience, tips that were adapted from an article I published on LinkedIn.

Through the years, I have attended and worked at a number of national conferences. I have seen the good, the bad, and the horrible. Preparation and professionalism are the keys to a successful networking experience; thus, heading into a conference in jeans and flip flops, hoping to grab a few stress balls from the exhibit area and hang out around the food table will not work. You will not be able to network this way. Period.

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Tips for Your Job Search in Education

May 11, 2015 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

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 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

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

Creating Your Dream Job Résumé

May 04, 2015 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

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 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

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