COLLEGE TO CAREER: MAKING USE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
Are you one of the 54% who wished they had studied abroad?
A strong background in foreign languages or study abroad experience not only helps students develop lifelong communication skills, but also gives them an edge when applying for jobs.
According to Andrew Marzsal’s article in the Telegraph, “Fifty-four per cent of 18-24 year-olds feel their career prospects would have been better if they had studied or worked abroad, a British Council survey has found.”
Although some study abroad programs may seem costly at first, it helps to think of them as a long term investment in your education and future career path.
Amy Ruhter McMillan and Gayly Opem from Abroad View Magazine said, “Listing a study abroad experience on your resume can also enhance your chances for job success…More and more employers are seeking out culturally aware and experienced employees who can work effectively in an increasingly global workplace.”
John Tansill, a retired marine who now works for CACI International…
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