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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.

The Great Debate: Study Abroad vs. Intern Abroad

Kelly Holland | May.31.2018

An international experience is a unique way to shape your undergraduate career, and chart a path into the future.

 

The options are endless: a short term study abroad program to earn credits over the summer, a semester-long opportunity in a foreign country to practice a language, or working with an international company in your career field. So how do we choose?

 

The good news is, whether you choose studying or interning abroad, you're making an important step for your future. Living abroad will challenge you in a variety of ways from introducing you to new people and their perspectives, a new culture and way of living, and the ability to see yourself as a global citizen.

Let's take a look at how  those opportunities may vary according to the program you choose.

 

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!

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.

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?”

Understanding Relationship Building Strengths

Melissa Vivian | September.11.2017

Global Experiences is widely known in the field of Education Abroad as the premier provider of International Internships and Career Readiness. Global Experiences has been recognized as an innovator in impactful programming due to its customized internship placement process and award-winning Strengths-Based Approach to Career Readiness. 

Top Skills Employers Want from an Intern in 2018

Peter Ballagh | August.10.2017

What do employers look for in an employee? In this question we are not considering the employee’s knowledge and training but the soft skills – the positive professional demeanor which a person might bring to a place of work.

Stockholm Interns Abroad

Lauren Plug | June.20.2017

We’re almost a month into our pioneer Stockholm summer internship program, and it’s a hit! (We knew that it would be, of course).

Reasons to Intern Abroad After Graduation

Lauren Plug | June.12.2017

So you’ve graduated, CONGRATS! That’s a big deal! In 2015, it was reported by the US Census, that 1 in 3 people, only about 33%, reported a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. So, like I said before, CONGRATS!!

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