Top 3 Workforce Skills Learned by Maryland Alum

Dan Elias Bliss | March.14.2019

 

A recent report by the World Economic Forum suggests that over the next four years 75 million current jobs may be replaced by machine. However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be more opportunities. In that same report, the WEF predicted that over 130 million jobs could be created over that same period of time.

8 Top Reasons to Intern in New York City

Global Experiences | March.04.2019

 

In the Summer of 2018, Courtney R. traveled from one side of the States to the other for an internship in New York City. The San José University student had an incredible experience interning in the Big Apple -- one that she’ll never forget.

With Courtney’s help, we put together the top 8 reasons to intern in New York City.

Advice from 5 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.

Advice from GE Alum: How my Internship got Me 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. At the Global Experiences’ headquarters, we asked ourselves, “what part of their international experience would our interns say they were most thankful for?” From experiencing a new culture, to making lifelong friends, and of course an 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.

How to Talk About Your Internship to Land your Dream Job

Dan Elias Bliss | September.27.2018

 

As an alum of Global Experiences, I know what it takes to transition an international internship into a full-time position. Before going to Stockholm, no matter how many openings I applied for I couldn't get an interview. After my journalism internship, I had interviews for writing jobs across different industries and across the country.

I was even told at more than just one interview that my international experience was the reason they decided to bring me in. Every hiring manager, HR head, and supervisor’s first question was about my time in Sweden. Here are a few of my tips and tricks about how to talk about your internship experience during the job hiring process.

The Top 4 Skills Employers Want and Recent Grads Lack

Dan Elias Bliss | August.30.2018

 

In today’s competitive job market, a college degree will teach you a lot of things, though most likely not all the skills you need to succeed in the workplace. With almost half of all 25 to 29 year olds having a bachelor’s degree, a college education is becoming the new normal. But even with an education, there are still skills employers say nearly all recent graduates lack.

1. Writing Skills

2. Verbal Skills

3. Critical Thinking 

4. Real-world Experience 

Many of these soft skills can’t be taught inside a classroom and don’t come with a degree.

5 Reasons to Invest in Experiences Not Things According to Science

Dan Elias Bliss | August.16.2018

 

For decades, researchers thought anyone could find happiness as long as they could buy whatever their heart desired. Being able to buy the big house, the shiny car, or the next great tech gadget meant you were able to buy happiness. A 20-year study by a Cornell University professor is shattering this idea and shows the importance of investing in experiences over things.

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