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Molly Haskell

Molly Haskell
After living in Sydney, Australia for five years, Molly came to join Global Experiences as our Marketing Manager. Molly is passionate about bringing GE to as many students and young professionals as possible.

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COVID-19 Policies to Help You Feel Confident to Go Abroad

Molly Haskell | May.24.2021

 

The world is opening up again! What an exciting time this is for those who are eager to get back out in the world. This is also a time to be cautious and careful as the world still copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Universities and other program providers have had varying approaches to their COVID-19 policies. What’s been clear is that transparency plays a huge role. You deserve to be kept informed during these times, particularly regarding decisions that impact you and your plans to go abroad.

Continue reading for important information on AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences cancelation/refund policies, health and safety measures, vaccines, insurance options, and more. Know what to expect with confidence.

Post-Grads: Why You Should Intern Abroad After Graduation And Where

Molly Haskell | May.11.2021

 

As a recent graduate, you are eager to enhance your resumé and start your professional career. The catch, there are so many other college graduates doing the same thing.

So how are you going to set yourself apart from other grads? An international internship is your answer.

There are many reasons why interning abroad should be your next move right after graduation. Here are our top five.

20 Easy Ways to Go Green

Molly Haskell | April.23.2021

We live on a miraculous, incredible planet that deserves our love, care, and attention. What are your plans to help Mother Earth?

Here are 20 easy ways to go green this year.

Virtual Internship Program Named Top Rated Program of 2020

Molly Haskell | January.28.2021

Announced on January 22nd, 2021, GoAbroad named Global Experiences’ Virtual Internship Program the Top Rated Online Internship Program of 2020!

We are honored to receive this recognition based on the innovation and hard work of our team, and most importantly, the reviews from our participants.

Is a Virtual Internship Worth It?

Molly Haskell | December.17.2020

In short, yes.

Internships are essential for university students and recent graduates -- they are the stepping stone from academics to working life. Internships help you take what has been learned in the classroom and put it into practice.

With COVID-19 still among us, internships have taken to the “new normal” and  been fully transformed to be remote work settings.

The remote workplace has become a reality for many, making it a great time to build your resume and gain professional work experience without leaving home!

A virtual internship is worth it for many reasons… it reduces juggling travel uncertainties, it trains students on a new set of digital skills and independence, and most importantly, it provides flexible and convenient professional experience.

Don’t let travel bans stop your career growth!

What Interns Had to Say About Their Virtual Internship Experience

Molly Haskell | August.03.2020

The current pandemic pushed us all to adapt quickly -- how can we still provide life-changing international internships and cross-cultural experiences when we can’t travel?

On April 7th, 2020, we launched our very first virtual internship program in response to a need from our students, our university partners, and our employers.

Fast forward to the middle of summer and our first virtual internship program closing! Check out what these seven virtual interns had to say about their remote internship experience.

Intern Experience: Interning Abroad When The Pandemic Hit

Molly Haskell | July.21.2020

In the months leading up to the coronavirus pandemic, recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rachel, secured a spring internship in Dublin to work in agriculture at a chemical and biology company.

“After graduation, your personal travel time is not a guarantee, especially once you start job hunting or you’ve accepted a job. I thought to myself, “When will you ever have the opportunity to travel and work like this again?”.”

Rachel took some time during her undergrad to plan her internship abroad so she would not have any world travel regrets. She found the Global Experiences intern abroad program and knew it would be the best choice. “I was so surprised to see they had internships in Agriculture/Ecology, and when I did, I could not pass up the opportunity!”

And so she was off -- only for the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the pandemic forced her to return home early.

Why Pay For a Virtual Internship Program?

Molly Haskell | June.26.2020

“Why am I paying for an unpaid internship?”

Over the years, this has always been one of our most frequently asked questions - and we understand! For starters, you are getting more than just an internship. Through Global Experiences, you are getting a complete and well-rounded internship and professional development program.

We understand that you might think or your parents might ask you, “why am I paying for you to do a virtual internship?” and we’re here to help! Here are some of the key benefits of our virtual internship program you may not have thought of:

8 Top Career Fields For Virtual Internships

Molly Haskell | April.29.2020

In a trying time, it can be hard to concentrate on what to do next. While we may be social distancing and feeling (more than a little) distracted, there’s always a way to keep moving forward.

Internship experience during college is indispensable. The good news is that today’s technology makes remote work easier than ever before.

Due to the nature of businesses and work environments, there are career fields and industries that are more adaptable to remote work. Here are our recommended top 8 career fields for a virtual internship.

Global Experiences’ Virtual Internships Has Landed

Molly Haskell | April.16.2020

Excitement was flowing and wanderlust was in the air -- spring interns were enjoying their time abroad and others were getting ready for their summer adventures. That was before we heard the word “pandemic,” first used by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, in reference to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put experiences on hold in a dramatic way. It has brought challenging and uncertain times to countries around the world and disrupted many plans.

We care about each and every one of our program participants, which is why we made the decision to end our spring programs early and proactively cancel our summer intern abroad on-location programs.

This disruption forced us to think about our mission in a different light -- How to adapt? How to continue providing life-changing experiences around the world if our participants are unable to board a plane and travel abroad?

We may be in isolation, but we are not alone. Let's put mobility challenges aside and do something impactful for the future of work and career paths of our participants.

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