Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

Top 8 Reasons to Intern Abroad in Barcelona

Kristi Philius | March.26.2018

Barcelona, Spain is one of the most vibrant, forward, exciting cities in Europe. It is also a fantastic place to intern at any time of the year. Check out our top reasons why!

Be Brave, Be the Boss: Happy International Women’s Day!

Emily Merson | March.08.2018

Happy International Women’s Day! What a great day to celebrate how far we have come and also, how far we have still to go. It is a privilege to work in an industry that attracts so many talented women. At Global Experiences we see twice as many young women than men participate in internships abroad, a trend that has been in place since our inception and mirrors the majority of the US study abroad sector.

Intern Experience: Katherine's Fashion Business Internship in Milan

Ashleigh Franks | February.02.2018

The decision to go abroad is often times more a leap of faith than anything else. It’s a big commitment to move to a new country and embrace a foreign culture, but Katherine C., a recent graduate of University of Texas - San Antonio, jumped in with two feet when she enrolled to go to Milan for a Fashion Business Internship last Fall. Katherine had previously studied abroad in Barcelona, but the opportunity to gain professional experience in her career field of choice, Fashion Business, while also exploring Milan was too good to pass up! Read on to learn more about her unforgettable Fall in Milan.

Avoid The End of Spring Semester Scaries: Your Internship Awaits!

Joe Meringolo | January.26.2018

We’re entering the spring semester, ladies and gentlemen! Congratulations! You’re halfway through the school year. As many of you go back to at school (or are already there!), you have an opportunity to reconnect with friends, professors and colleagues.

 

As you get back to speed with campus life, please also embrace and invest this time wisely. The best way to avoid making this long spring semester even longer and more stressful is to start planning for the summer right now. 

How to Get Professional Experience and Make Your Resume Job-Ready

Bart Turczynski | January.24.2018

You’re smart. You’ve got potential. You know for a fact that you’ll be able to deal with any challenge your future job will throw at you. Yet, potential employers are hesitant. They don’t seem interested in giving you a chance as all they seem to want is experience. Like, boatloads of it.

Intern Experience: Sarah's Public Relations Internship in Barcelona

Joe Meringolo | January.17.2018

Sarah S. from SUNY - Fredonia knew long before leaving the States how a PR internship in Barcelona would bring out the best of her abilities. “I truly believe that this program can help me gain the skills and connections I need to make my dream come true and I hope to be given the opportunity to do so.” Her dream is to have a positive influence in the world, and in order to do that she knew that it would take hard work that would go beyond an internship. 

How to Pack for your Internship Abroad

Lauren Plug | December.18.2017

It's safe to say that everyone has a love/hate relationship with packing. My travel experience, and therefore packing experience have led to a streamlined process to help guide you through packing for your internship abroad! Packing means our trip is closer and what’s not to love about that? Personally, I know I’m going to pack at the last minute and then pack, unpack, and repack multiple times. We've put our struggles into constructive advice to make your trip a little easier!

Understanding Influencer Strengths

Melissa Vivian | November.27.2017

Hello, and welcome back to Global Experiences blog series on Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and the four different Strengths domains and 34 themes it measures! If you are joining us for the first time, please check out the first post on how knowing and applying your strengths can drastically enhance your career as well as our second post delving deeper into the theme of relationship-building strengths. This post will take a closer look at another domain, that of the Influencing strengths and the eight themes categorized as such. 

11 Alumni Share Why They're Thankful for Their Internship Abroad

Lydia Theologus | November.21.2017

It’s almost our favorite day of the year to eat, drink, and wear stretchy pants. Pre-food coma, there’s always that one family member that suggests for everyone to go around the table to share what they are most thankful for in the past year. Around our office we wondered, “what would our Global Experiences alumni say?”

The Top 5 Cities for Psychology Internships

Joe Meringolo | November.16.2017

Do you love working with other people? Are you interested in working in a community? Do want to help people who are in need or at risk? Then you’re probably a Psych major!

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