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.