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Posted October 20, 2014 by

3 Steps to Marketing Your Working Abroad Experience on Your Resume

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Work abroad sign. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Attention TEFL teachers: remember the excitement you felt a year or two ago, when you were preparing to jet off to a foreign country for exotic adventures and easy money?

If you’re the driven type, that excitement has probably been replaced by nagging worries and questions like: Will my TEFL experience help me get a job back home? Should I include my teaching experience on my resume? When I was a teacher in Taiwan these questions always popped up at expat get-togethers.

As time goes by, many expats begin to feel themselves sinking into to the quicksand that can become teaching abroad. They know that they don’t want to teach forever, but they fear that their time their time spent teaching will be seen as a negative to employers back home. (more…)

Posted July 21, 2014 by

College Resources in the Digital Age

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Woman using e-reader while friends carry books in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The face of education is undergoing rapid redevelopment as the digital age and academia are beginning to come to terms with the realities of the modern “connected” world. The two forces now rely on one another to offer students a more comprehensive learning system bringing measurable improvement in retention and student grades.

Where teaching faculty once relied primarily on traditional methods that used large lecture halls, students nowadays are directed to the Internet as a primary source of their information. The trend will continue and will in no doubt impact not only the future design of facilities, but also how knowledge is disseminated. (more…)

Posted July 14, 2014 by

College Graduates, Looking for Telecommuting Jobs? 5 Positions that Might Surprise You

Some college graduates may be searching for jobs where they can work from home.  In the following post, learn five telecommuting jobs that they might be surprised to know are available.

“While we have job listings in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive, the most common industries that consistently have work-from-home jobs include medical and health, customer service, sales,…

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

Class of 2014: Top-Paid Liberal Arts Majors

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Concept of learning English. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Some liberal arts graduates in the class of 2014 have the chance to earn good starting salaries once they land jobs.  Find out the top paid majors in this field in the following post.

Majors in languages and literature were the top-paid among class of 2014 liberal arts graduates at the bachelor’s degree level, according to results of a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted March 25, 2014 by

Impacting Students: Six Books Business Educators Should Teach From

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Professor in an MBA class writing on a board. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A sharp mind and natural talent are essential for any successful businessperson, but in a world that’s never going to go easy on competition, business newbies need an extra edge. Oftentimes that edge comes from teachers who are passionate about helping their students, but that’s a difficult task without a fully equipped educational toolbox.

What are some of the books that every business educator should think about using? (more…)

Posted March 07, 2014 by

Aspiring English language teachers – Vietnam awaits…

Peter Goudge

Peter Goudge, Managing Director of the Australia-Vietnam School of English and Teaching English – Vietnam

There are very few lines of work where it’s possible to see tangible results for your effort in a relatively short period of time – teaching English in a developing country like Vietnam is certainly one of them.

If you have an internationally recognised TESOL certificate, a clean criminal record and reasonable health, there’s a paid English teaching job in Vietnam waiting for you. While a university degree coupled with a TESOL certificate will certainly open more doors, the demand for native English speakers with teaching skills means there are plenty of opportunities for people without a degree. (more…)

Posted October 25, 2013 by

5 Misconceptions About The College Admissions Process

Myths and misinformation about the college admissions process seem to take on a life of their own. We’ve heard too many stories of both students and parents making decisions based on information from friends and relatives that doesn’t reflect actual admission practices and policies.

We’ve highlighted a few of the most common misconceptions so that you will recognize them when you hear them. Knowing fact from fiction will help ensure you don’t make a mistake that ends up hurting your chances for acceptance at the college of your dreams. (more…)

Posted October 14, 2013 by

How to channel Steve Jobs in your classroom presentations

Amanda Richardson

Amanda Richardson, Head of Product at Prezi.com

To get top grades during the school year, students can learn a lot from the habits of legendary businessmen and entrepreneurs, like Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. One of these habits is giving amazing presentations. Can you imagine being known for giving class presentations as good as those of the the world-famous CEO?

I love helping anyone–especially students –share their ideas more effectively and I think creativity is key. What I love even more is helping students be the best they can be in the classroom. So I wanted to share some tips and tricks for you to channel Jobs in your next class project: (more…)

Posted September 18, 2013 by

STEM Jobs Promise to Be Hottest Career Fields for Today’s College Freshmen

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

As the nation’s roughly 2 million college freshmen take the first steps on their career paths, the employment experts at global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., offered some advice on which areas could offer the most fertile employment landscape over the next decade.

“Many freshmen have no idea what career path they want to pursue, relying on a mix of courses in the first year to help point them in the right direction.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it is a good idea to at least be armed with information about where job growth is expected to remain strong in order to make the best decisions about one’s course selections going forward,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2013 by

What Significant Role a STEM Education is Playing?

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The word STEM in multiple colors placed on the American flag. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education has emerged to be the most important issue for any nation. In this global marketplace, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are considered as the most important part of education. In the recent years, this program has been widely promoted and accepted too. The aim of this education system is to systematize technology into daily classroom teaching procedures and providing advanced training to the teachers. Overall, it helps to enlarge core knowledge assessment approaches. (more…)