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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.

How to Write a Professional Email in 7 Simple Steps

Dan Elias Bliss | June.20.2019

 

Whenever you send a professional email, it's a reflection on who you are both professionally and personally. It doesn’t matter if it’s an email to a potential employer, fellow colleagues, or an outside work connection, you need every email to be perfectly crafted.

A professional email has many different aspects that should be accounted for before sending. Follow our 7 simple steps and you’ll be able to write the perfect professional email every time.

How the Gig Economy is Shaping the Future

Dan Elias Bliss | April.18.2019

 

A new type of economy is causing a major shift in the American workforce. The gig economy is an emerging way to work that focuses on short-term or temporary jobs. The concept of freelancing is nothing new, but in the last few years, Americans have been drawn to gig jobs more than ever before. 

The trend doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon and will have a major impact on younger generations. Find out what the gig economy is all about and how the idea of success is being redefined.

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.

Strategic Thinking Strengths - Helping Teams Make Good Decisions

Melissa Vivian | November.16.2018

 

Harnessing the power of your strengths requires fully understanding how they manifest, being able to acknowledge when you are using them, and then reflecting on the positive benefits of performing at your best. This self-reinforcing loop is the mechanism by which we self-actualize, or realize our full potential. When you create the opportunities to do what you do best every day, you'll notice profound effects on your career.

Snapchat Takeovers: See the World Through our Interns' Lens [Video]

Lydia Theologus | April.30.2018

1 year. 10 international locations. 18 career fields. 28 intern Snapchat takeovers.

Understanding Gallup Executive Strengths

Melissa Vivian | April.05.2018

Welcome back to the Global Experiences blog series on the four domains of human Strengths measured by the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. We are proud to be using this highly-respected and world-renowned personal development tool for 5 years now. That means that over 2,000 young professionals have now discovered their Strengths while interning abroad! Meanwhile, over 18 million people have taken the assessment worldwide with the goal of empowering themselves to succeed!

The 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.

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