A conversation on international student careers

A conversation on international student careers

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Last week I hosted a Twitter discussion about international student careers by hopping onto #IEW2015. The hashtag had a flurry of activity all week with over 1000 posts by international educators. Most of the content focused on study abroad initiatives and the results of the Open Doors report. My goal was to move the discussion from a focus on international student recruiting to best practices in international student success, specifically on careers.

Though the discussion was rather quiet compared to other discussions on the hashtag, there hasn’t been a better time to start talking about international student careers. With a ten percent increase in international students in the 2014/15 year, higher education has a lot of catching up to do to meet international student needs. Karin Fischer, an international reporter from the Chronicle summed it up best:

Below are a few ideas on how to better improve international student career outcomes, common barriers to the US job search, and how internationalize the career services office.

You can join a live discussion on international student careers during the interactive webinar on Dec. 10, 7pm EST. Details here.

International students: Where are they now?

International students: Where are they now?

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“There are 1.13 million foreign students in the US … a 14% increase over last year [and] nearly 50% more than in 2010 and 85% more than in 2005.” International Students Stream Into U.S. Colleges, Wall Street Journal

If you work in higher education these numbers are no surprise. There is plenty of discussion on international student mobility in the US, much of it centering on international student origins and destinations. Despite the increase in foreign students in US higher education year over year, little information exists on international student outcomes, particularly with regards to employment.

I’m researching the career paths of international students who remain in the US after graduation. Know talented foreign professionals who graduated from a US degree program and stayed in the US for work? Share this short introductory survey with your network so I can connect with them for a Skype discussion.

Survey link: http://goo.gl/forms/hF32oZBzux

Got questions or interested in this subject? Connect with me on LI (send a personalized message) or @pdxnicolle.