Finding Inspiration and Innovation at NAFSA’s Strategic Retreat for Education Abroad Leaders

September 08, 2015 | Topics: Education Abroad

By Amanda Kelso

This past July I had the opportunity to attend NAFSA’s Strategic Retreat for Education Abroad Leaders in Washington, D.C. Like most full-time administrators, my days are filled with a steady stream of e-mails, meetings, and crises (both big and small), making it a struggle to reflect on and discuss big-picture ideas. The prospect of a two-day retreat with colleagues to focus on and discuss strategy was appealing.... See More

No Rest for Voting Rights Advocates

August 05, 2015 | Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy

By Lisa Rosenberg

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act tomorrow, it would be natural to assume that securing the right to vote for people of color could be crossed off America’s to-do list. Instead, it has become clear that the law’s roots are beginning to wither, threatening the integrity of the principles on which our democracy was founded.... See More

Listen to Your Mother

June 24, 2015 | Topics: Careers

By Carol Crosby

When I review students’ résumés, I usually find action statements similar to these: manage staff, attend weekly meetings, and tutored students in algebra and calculus. You might say, “What is wrong with this?”

Well, if I am a recruiter and have over 300 résumés to sort through to hire one person, I am not interested in hiring just anyone. I want to hire the one person who will bring their best to the job, the person who will go above and beyond the job description, the person who will give me more than the other 299 applicants.

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