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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.

9 Salary Negotiation Tips You Must Know

Dan Elias Bliss | April.11.2019

 

Negotiating your starting salary doesn’t have to be a point of anxiety. Never be fooled into thinking the first offer is the best offer, or that negotiating isn’t the professional thing to do. In fact, over 70% of employers expect candidates to negotiate. 

Research shows not negotiating can cost you over a $1 million dollars over the course of your career. Use these nine salary negotiation tips to get everything you’re worth.

11 Remarkably Successful CEOs with Liberal Arts Degrees

Dan Elias Bliss | March.21.2019

 

In a competitive job market where recent graduates rush to find jobs as quickly as possible, liberal arts degrees have fallen by the wayside. There’s a misconception that students with liberal arts degrees don’t have the right in-demand skills, but nothing could be farther from the truth. 

Creativity, attention to detail, emotional intelligence, and many other skills that come with a liberal arts degree are some of the most valuable. These eleven CEOs prove that liberal arts degrees weren’t just important, but were crucial to rising to the top of their companies.

Advice from GE Alum: How my Internship got me into Grad School

Dan Elias Bliss | February.19.2019

 

When it comes to getting into graduate school, two things are important – a high GPA and experience outside the classroom. With an international internship, you gain the skills and real-world experience that graduate admissions committees are looking for.

For these five alumni, their internship influenced and helped them follow their dreams of getting a master’s degree. Keep reading for our alums’ stories and their advice on using an internship abroad to get into grad school.

7 Professional Networking Tips and LinkedIn Pro Tips

Dan Elias Bliss | January.21.2019

 

You might think a degree and some professional experience is enough to kickstart a great career, and you would be partially right - both of those things are invaluable to building a successful career. However, there is one more thing you’ll need to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack, a network of diverse professionals.

Although networking may seem daunting and time-consuming, successfully networking can lead to great opportunities and long-term career success. Read over our 7 tips on how to network. 

6 Interns Hired by Their Host Company: How Their Internship Got Them a Job Offer

Dan Elias Bliss | December.27.2018

 

An internship abroad is all about gaining the skills and experience needed to land your dream career. Through an international internship, you get to meet people from around the world, explore different cultures, learn new perspectives about life, and develop as a person.

For these six alumni, their internships impacted their lives in a major way — their host companies offered them a position! Keep reading to find out more about our alums’ stories and their advice on turning an internship into a job offer.

13 Alumni Share Why They're Thankful for their International Internship

Dan Elias Bliss | November.13.2018

 

The holiday season is in full swing and everyone’s favorite day of family, football, food, and giving thanks is almost here.

We thought, “what part of their international experience would our alumni say they were most thankful for?” From experiencing a new culture, making lifelong friends, to gaining amazing professional experience, there’s so much to choose from. So, we asked them!

It warmed our hearts to receive a wide range of amazing answers from past interns from different career fields and from our different host cities. Read on for 13 testimonials from some of our thankful alum.

Why Pay for an Unpaid Internship

Global Experiences | November.05.2018

 

If you're in college or are about to graduate, getting an internship abroad is the best way to begin your journey towards finding your dream career. Internships provide you the professional development you need to enter into the work-force and give you the time to acquire valuable professional experience.

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.

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