By Lindsey Barrett, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities Let Me Explain… One thing that many career-prep workshops might tell you is that company’s tend to look for similar traits – leadership, empathy, organization, transparency, etc. Many job interviews will ask questions that allude to how you possess these traits. There are a few… Read More How studying abroad has helped me nail interviews and land amazing jobs.
By: Lindsey Barrett, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities, Beijing DISCLAIMER: Your first time abroad without your family is going to have some stressful times. Some would even say that it can be scary. I’m here to tell you that is perfectly normal. If you are stepping outside of your comfort zone, you are… Read More The Two Biggest Things I Wish I Would Have Known
By: Brandon Brooks, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities, Chubu University 14-15 academic year The spirit of traveling abroad is much more easily accessible to those who do not let their sense of pride prevent them from experiencing new, different, and often valuable perspectives of the outside world. Although I spent months planning… Read More Hands Off the Tummy: A Lesson in Pride and Study Abroad
OGO Global Correspondent By: Tracy Kondrit, University of Jyväskylä The moment I learned that Finland consumes an average of 12 kilograms of coffee (“kahvi”) per capita per year, more than any other country in the world, I knew I was home. To be fair, the coffee consumption could be attributed to the fact that the sun… Read More Life in Finland
According to Webster’s Dictionary, education means “the knowledge and development resulting from an educational process.” So using this definition as a reference, an international education should be the international knowledge and development resulting from an educational process, right? But what is this knowledge and development and what is the process? It’s tough to define an… Read More What an international education means to me
International Education could easily be defined as education that occurs internationally; but it carries with it so much more than that. College students are bogged down with the word “education” everywhere they go – and honestly, it doesn’t sound very appealing. Mostly, the word “education” carries expectations, stress and a lot of times, debt. For… Read More What does international education mean to you?
Moscow quickly broke me of the habit of smiling and nodding at people on the street. First I noticed that people typically ignored each other on the street, unless they were looking for money or directions. Seeing as I was equipped to give neither of these, I started to look away. Then I realized that… Read More Moscow – Land of the Sincere Strangers