How do Saudi female international students navigate their transitional experiences to study and live during their first two academic years in an urban Midwest university?
A phenomenological study revealed three distinct but interrelated transition types experienced by Chinese Undergraduate students at American colleges.
The research, conducted by Celia Liu, performed an investigation on the cross-cultural social interactions among two groups of students: the Chinese international students and the U.S. domestic students.
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.
Many international students dread or even fear class participation. Here is a five-step approach by Di Hu from an intercultural perspective.
Higher education classrooms are increasingly diverse. Yet, faculty oftentimes do not have adequate training in teaching, cultural competence, or intercultural communication. Co-authors offer five common principles for culturally responsive pedagogy.
At the 2017 annual AIEA conference in Washington, DC, Di Hu, co-founder of interEDGE, will chair a session entitled “Intercultural Strategies for Enhancing Campus Inclusion and Student Success” on February 22nd.
The commonly known challenges for Chinese students include social barriers, campus integration, and career development. To battle these three challenges, intercultural competence stands as one key solution.
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.
For international students to be successful in the US job market, unlearning is even more important than learning. Unlearning our cultural conditioning shapes our mindset and strengthen our critical soft skills.
What is the impact of President-elect Donald Trump on attractiveness of the US as a destination for international students? Will it hinder career opportunities?interEDGE.org co-founder, Dr. Rahul Choudaha, published two commentaries and his perspectives have been mentioned in 20 publications.
International students are advised to attend networking events, request informational interviews, and to connect with alumni and many others. However, these networking approaches are not working as magically as we had hoped. What is the problem?
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.
interEDGE interviewed Ruihan Shen, who is a former international student and a recruiter at the American Institutesfor Research, on career advice for international students.
DeVry has been making a constant effort to support international students career success. After a pilot partnership earlier this year, DeVry and interEDGE finalized next phase of collaboration.
Here is the summary of the recent book “From Departing to Achieving: Keys to Success for International Students in U.S. Colleges and Universities” by Ye He, Bryant L. Hutson, Michael J. Elliott and Jennifer L. Bloom. The book provides a strengths-based approach for international students to achieve their goals.
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.
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.
FIT International Student Services, in partnership with interEDGE, offers a series of four career success workshop series to its international students, two in the fall 2016 and two in spring 2017. interEDGE is proud to partner with the Top Public Fashion Design School in the country and looks forward to working with their talented students.
Internships are incredible learning opportunities; however, it is always up to you on how you can maximize your experience. Here are five things you should consider doing during your internship.
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.
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.
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.
interEDGE interviewed Cierra M. Graham, campus recruiter at Ernst & Young LLP, on career advice for international students.
International students often feel confused when the word “passion” is brought up during a conversation. In a career counseling session, or an informational interview, or an interview. Follow four simple tips to put yourself at ease during the passion conversation.
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.
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.
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.
A short documentary offers a close look at the challenges and struggles of being stuck “in-between”. It calls for institutions to invest in intercultural competency building workshops.
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.