5 reasons why an international internship is a great career move

March 5, 2015

Interning abroad has come a long way from being a great experience, but nothing more. Today, it’s a smart and strategic way to get a competitive edge in your chosen career field. Yet, an internship abroad still seems to mostly attract the really creative, forward thinkers. Those who dare to go out on a limb [...]

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Immerse Yourself in the Land of Smiles

February 17, 2015

One of the best ways to experience the world outside your window is through nothing less than full immersion. I have had the opportunity to live abroad in a country that I had previously visited on vacation, and I can tell you that the cultural enrichment you gain from living abroad cannot be experienced through [...]

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The only way to get experience when you need it is to leverage someone else’s.

January 4, 2014

In a recent post, Sir Richard Branson talks about the benefit of experience, and playfully quotes comic Steven Wright, who said “Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” This is very true, unless you get into the habit of leveraging the experience of others whom have been where you’re going. [...]

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Become a global human resource with an international internship

August 19, 2013

In 1990, I graduated from school and began my career. I entered the job market with what I knew to be a competitive advantage over most others in my field – international experience. From 1988 to 1990 I studied and worked abroad in my field. When I returned to Canada and began searching for my [...]

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Preparing for an International Internship – Don’t just fill your luggage, fill your mind

July 11, 2013

In packing for your international internship, you’ll certainly fill your luggage with a lot of clothes, technology, and other personal items you’ll need during your stay. What you might not think to do is fill your mind with a commodity much more valuable than anything you can possibly squeeze into your luggage – knowledge. See, [...]

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