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8 Tips to Help Achieve Your Career Goals

Professionals who are in careers today will change jobs much more frequently than in previous generations. Therefore, you need to be prepared and proactive in managing your career. But does this mean you have to sacrifice in other areas of your life that are important to you? Our lives are busy enough balancing work and family without having to find time for making major career changes as well. The tips below provide you some solid strategies to achieve your career goals.

Career Services: Maximizing the value of your Study Abroad experience

Career Services: Maximizing the value of your Study Abroad experience By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Your study abroad experience brings more value to you, your job search strategy and your potential employer than you may realize. By studying abroad, you can bring a multitude of skills, knowledge, tools and resources to a company that […]

5 Upsides to Studying Abroad as an International Student at a U.S. College

As an international student going to college in the U.S. , you may already think of yourself as studying abroad in a foreign country. You are experiencing a new culture and interacting with people from all walks of life. However, participating in study abroad trips while studying at a U.S. college enriches your undergraduate experience. Many universities […]

Way More College Students Are Studying Korean. Is ‘Hallyu’ The Reason?

A recent study found that in general, college students aren’t taking foreign language classes as much as they used to — a slowdown of nearly 7 percent since 2009. But for one language in particular, there’s actually been a pretty amazing jump in the rate of enrollment: Korean. The Modern Language Association says there was a […]

Differences between North American and Korean Students

So what is the difference between Korean students and North American students to create this giant huge behaviour gap? Well, we have various theories (including how Korean parents take a super active role in their daughter/son’s school marks) and one of them has to do with differences in the concept of individualization. North America is all about finding yourself, speaking up, thinking out of the box, debating, and essay writing, while Korea is all about fitting in, listening to your teacher’s lecture, knowing the one right answer, and succeeding on multiple choice tests. Being able to form creative answers based off a student’s ability to synthesize material is important in North America, while in South Korea it’s almost unheard of.

3 Savings Tips for Parents of Study Abroad Students

Certified Financial Planner® John Gugle spent his sophomore year abroad attending Sophia University in Tokyo. “The opportunity to live and study outside the U.S.A. helped broaden my understanding of the world and ultimately helped provide career opportunities to work overseas for global companies,” Gugle says. As part of Gugle’s work at Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC […]

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