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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.

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.

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.

22 Essential Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Intern Abroad Provider

Augusta Viccellio | March.29.2018

 

Deciding to intern abroad is a huge step, one that will differentiate you from your peers and broaden your horizons.

For many, interning abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a transformative experience -- it's also a lot of time, effort, and money. So, here are some critical questions you should ask to pick the right intern abroad program.

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!

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.

The Top Cities for IT Internships

Kahlia Chehade | January.31.2018

The workforce is dynamic and ever changing environment. Yet if one thing is certain, it is that our dependency on computers and technology in all career fields is on the rise, making IT an excellent career field to be in pursuit of. 

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