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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
interEDGE curates Q&A to address questions from international students about job search, networking, American hiring practice and workplace culture. The following questions are from participants of our recent webinar.
Networking stands on the top of the priority list for many international students. Its importance is evident from conversations with professors, career advice from career counselors and the alumni panels on campus. Many come to interEDGE, not with the question “should I spend time in networking or not?” but “how can I build my network?” Here are three simple steps of networking.
If you are an international student on an existing 17-month STEM OPT employment authorization document (EAD) and plan to stay to the full 24-month extension, make sure you apply for an additional seven months of OPT by August 8th, 2016.
Doubtlessly, you have a long list of doings that are important to you that could include studying hard, trying to make new friends, managing expenses, building a good relationship with professors, etc. We want to remind you of six things your heart can do that will have a profound and lasting impact on your journey as an international student.
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The ways people provide feedback differ in various cultures. Two simple and spot-on tips can help you accurately understand the feedback from your American manager and successfully solicit the constructive criticism.
The articles applies the first models from “the Culture Map” to highlight a few cross-culture communication mistakes and make recommendations to international students on how to improve their communication skills.
Register for an exclusive interEDGE.org webinar on April 2nd or 7th with a special offer of 40% discount code (OPT2016). Discount code expires on at 6:00PM EDT on Wednesday, March 16th. .EDU email address is required for registration.
International students must develop the mindset for success. The article introduces a few tips: remind yourself of your past achievements; reflect on your mistakes; watch out your saboteur voices; break your vision into small actionable steps; celebrate your small milestones; and hire a coach.
Should international students negotiate salary? How the ineffective negotiation skills persists as they become new employees in a different culture?
Given the constraints of limited career support, the outcome is that career options for many international students are pigeon-holed as typical IT, quantitative or research roles. It takes planning and effort to break the “funnel effect” in your job search and align it to your career path.
Matching skill gaps requires intentional training, practice, guidance, and mentorship. Be aware of the embedded cross-cultural barriers in the learning process.
While focusing on academic studies is expected of international students, it is equally important that they sharpen their intercultural competence. Cultural intelligence can be acquired most effectively through experiential learning.
Indian students in the US are value-seekers who try to minimise their cost of education, and maximise the potential for job and career advancement opportunities. Here are three broad factors that influence their decision-making processes and priorities.