12 Strategies for Building a Capacity for International Graduate Student Career Success

Growing or sustaining international student enrollment requires enhancing the student experience and supporting their success, according to the recent article titled “12 Strategies for Building a Capacity for International Graduate Student Career Success.” The article co-authored by Rahul Choudaha and Di Hu was published in the Spring 2017 issue of NAGAP Perspectives.

How Studying in the US affects Chinese Students’ Leadership Style?

A qualitative research completed by M. Martinez provides a rare view of the post-graduation life of former international students from mainland China. The study describes how Chinese students who completed a graduate degree in the United States utilize the leadership skills they developed while in the United States.

Four Cross-cultural Email Tips for International Students

Email and message are our primary means of communication in the professional context and beyond. International students need to recognize the importance of professionalism and cultural adaptation in our virtual communication. Here are four cross-cultural email tips.

How to Develop an Intercultural Competence Program for International Students

How to Develop an Intercultural Competence Program for International Students

An article by the Society for Human and Resource Management (SHRM) discusses how companies can create effective cross-cultural communication training programs. It also offers a few suggestions that shed light on how to develop an intercultural competence program for international students at colleges and universities.

How international students prepare for an appointment with a career coach

How to Prepare for an Appointment with a Career Coach

A successful career coaching session requires efforts from both sides, the coach and the coachee. As a coachee, doing some work beforehand can double the value you get out of a coaching session. You need to prepare for it to tap into their expertise in career development. Hear the advice from a successful career coaching session an experienced career coach.

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International Students: How to Handle the Passion Question? (Part 2)

Passion is a word with rich cultural meaning embedded. As a conversation topic, it can bring confusion, frustration and even discomfort to international students. Learn how to answer the question “what is your passion” in a job interview, an informational interview and a conversation with a career counselor.

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International Students: Three Social Adaptability Types

A research titled “Understanding International Graduate Students’ Acculturation Using Q Methodology”, published by Professors Bang and Montgomery in the Johns Hopkins University Press examines the subjective perspectives of acculturation of international graduate students. The study identifies three categories of social adaptability styles of students: confident optimists, appreciative optimists, and apprehensive optimists.

Relationship between Acculturation and Career Beliefs for Asian students

A research titled “Acculturation and career beliefs – is there a relationship for international university students?” published by Lakshmi Mahadevan in the College Student Journal explores the relationship between acculturation and the career beliefs of Indian, Chinese and Korean international students.

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Five Things International Students Should Do to Start Off a New Semester

The start of the school year can be filled with excitement and anticipation, no matter whether you are starting at a new college or university, going back to old friends, or finishing your final year. Surabhi Lal, Director of Career Services at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service suggests you do five things during the first few weeks.

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Three Suggestions on International Students Career Counseling

A research titled “Factors Influencing International Students’ Career Choice: A Comparative Study”, published by Professors Singaravelu, White and Bringaze of the University of Missouri-Columbia, examines the career development behavior of Asian and non-Asian international students as well as domestic students. Based on the results, the authors make three suggestions on international student career counseling.

A career development profile for first-year international students

A Career Development Profile for First-Year International Students

The research “A Career Development Profile of First Year International Students within the United States” by Professors Duffy and Lucas of the University of Maryland provides a general view of career decision status and work values of first-year international students in comparison with American students. The authors recommended a few techniques for career counseling to international students.

Five Tips on Self-promotion for International Students​

Cross-cultural differences translate very directly into how international students tend to approach the US job market and in the way they self-promote themselves. Here are five quick tips on how you, as an international student, may want to promote yourself in the workplace.