Student Experiences: Fiona M.'s Video Production Internship in Dublin

Emily TahaBurt | October.18.2018

 

Before Fiona applied to Global Experiences spring of 2017, she was happily working full-time with a video production company while taking classes part-time as a digital media graduate student at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. However, even having over two years work experience under her belt, she wanted to continue to boost her skills and understanding of her career field with a new professional experience; so she applied for an internship abroad.

Global Experiences is Excited to Announce: Costa Rica Internships

Dan Elias Bliss | October.16.2018

 

For years, expats and world travelers have flocked to Costa Rica to live the pure life or as locals call it “Pura Vida.” Costa Rica is a beautiful country with a rich history and right in the middle of it all is the capital city of San José.

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our international Costa Rica internship program in San José! We chose Costa Rica because of its amazing culture, experiences it offers, and of course all of its amazing internship opportunities.

Studies Show International Experience gets you Hired Faster

Dan Elias Bliss | October.10.2018

 

If there’s one common fear among millennial graduates, it’s finding a good job right out of college. It’s not an entirely unfounded fear as most of us millennials will either be underemployed, or search for employment upwards of six months before landing a job in their career field.

Setting yourself apart in an already tough market becomes even more difficult when your peers have similar degrees and GPAs. However, recent studies by the Erasmus Student Network and different universities found that going abroad is the one true way to stand out and get hired faster.

Student Experience: Alexandria H.'s Interior Design Internship in Florence

Dan Elias Bliss | October.04.2018

 

Every season interns from a wide variety of backgrounds travel to Florence, Italy for a career and life-changing experience. Alexandria H. was part of our summer group and fell in love with everything Florence had to offer. During her internship, the University of Arkansas student got to live like a local Florentine and developed design skills to help her further her studies as an architecture major. Read more about her experience as an international intern in Florence.

How to Talk About Your Internship to Land your Dream Job

Dan Elias Bliss | September.27.2018

 

As an alum of Global Experiences, I know what it takes to transition an international internship into a full-time position. Before going to Stockholm, no matter how many openings I applied for I couldn't get an interview. After my journalism internship, I had interviews for writing jobs across different industries and across the country.

I was even told at more than just one interview that my international experience was the reason they decided to bring me in. Every hiring manager, HR head, and supervisor’s first question was about my time in Sweden. Here are a few of my tips and tricks about how to talk about your internship experience during the job hiring process.

How to Rock Your Internship

Laura Eshelman | September.21.2018

 

Have you landed an internship? Excellent. You rock. Getting internships now can be just as hard as getting a job. You’re in a class with so many smart, determined young professionals. Now that you’ve found yourself with an internship, you should be very proud. Pat yourself on the back and prepare - because it’s going to be a rewarding, fulfilling, and mentally stimulating few months.

Your main goal now is to make an unforgettable impression during your internship. You’ll meet a lot of new people and professionals in your field, complete a range of tasks, and have some solid examples of work you can share with future employers. Here are a few tips and tricks to absolutely crush your internship.

Student Experiences: Julia S.’s Marketing Internship in Sydney

Andrew Parr | September.14.2018

 

Where to go when you don’t know what to do? Julia knew. Take a gap year and travel abroad. Julia S., now a student at Princeton University, found herself vying for an experience to supplement a year without a formal education. At the age of 18, she flew to the opposite side of the globe for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. She would be spending her next twelve weeks interning abroad in a country, a continent she had never stepped foot in.

The Top 4 Skills Employers Want and Recent Grads Lack

Dan Elias Bliss | August.30.2018

 

In today’s competitive job market, a college degree will teach you a lot of things, though most likely not all the skills you need to succeed in the workplace. With almost half of all 25 to 29 year olds having a bachelor’s degree, a college education is becoming the new normal. But even with an education, there are still skills employers say nearly all recent graduates lack.

1. Writing Skills

2. Verbal Skills

3. Critical Thinking 

4. Real-world Experience 

Many of these soft skills can’t be taught inside a classroom and don’t come with a degree.

8 Tips to Surviving Your First Week Abroad

Dan Elias Bliss | August.23.2018

 

As a college student or young professional, interning abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences. It’s your chance to see the world all while gaining valuable professional experience which will take you places in your career. Being abroad is thrilling, but the first week can be overwhelming. You are out of your comfort zone, navigating a new city, meeting lots of people from different backgrounds, and in a new work environment. Don’t worry, once you make it through those first few days, you can make it through anything. Here’s our top tips to surviving your first week abroad.   

5 Reasons to Invest in Experiences Not Things According to Science

Dan Elias Bliss | August.16.2018

 

For decades, researchers thought anyone could find happiness as long as they could buy whatever their heart desired. Being able to buy the big house, the shiny car, or the next great tech gadget meant you were able to buy happiness. A 20-year study by a Cornell University professor is shattering this idea and shows the importance of investing in experiences over things.

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