Apply for the Young Global Changers 2020- Fully Funded Summer School in Germany! The Global Solutions Summit brings the next generation of problem solvers from around the globe to Berlin to contribute their views and ideas.

 

For more opportunities go to: Education

 

Organization: The Global Solutions Initiative is a global collaborative enterprise to propose policy responses to major global problems, addressed by the G20, the G7 and other global governance fora.

 

Duty Station: Berlin

 

Open To: students and young professionals

 

Timeframe: April 17 -22, 2020

 

Deadline: December, 1st 2019

 

Job description: The Young Global Changers are individuals with innovative ideas on how to make this world a better place. They must have developed a project or an initiative to turn these ideas into action. This project can be a research project, a social project, a global advocacy campaign or a local neighborhood initiative, a business idea a social enterprise, and more. Furthermore, the project needs to be connected to a current global challenge and must aim to make an impact at the global, regional or local levels.

 

Qualifications: Young researchers and academics involved in a research project that tackles issues related to the recoupling of economy, society and environmental sustainability, young entrepreneurs and innovators involved in a social enterprise aimed at recoupling, and young business leaders aiming at changing “business as usual” from the inside, young non-profit leaders, active as community organizers, advocacy leaders, campaigners, or implementers of social, economic or environmental change on a local, regional or global level, who are between the ages of 21 and 35, who want to become regular contributors to the Global Solutions Summit and other events and activities of the Global Solutions Initiative.

 

Wage/Fees: fully funded

 

Application process: The application process consists of two phases. Successful applicants will participate in a second round of applications, where they will be asked to provide additional materials. The deadline for the second round will be in January 2020. The selection process will be concluded in February of 2020. To apply, choose the area (academia, business or nonprofit) that describes your current activities the best, read the specific criteria carefully and prepare the following information before starting the application process: personal information, upload a short description of yourself (300 characters or fewer), provide a very short summary of the project or initiative that you are actively working on (500 characters or fewer), select a relevant global policy area and explain briefly (600 characters or fewer) how this relates to your current project. Write a short description of what makes you a Young Global Changer (800 characters or fewer) and a short description of how you can contribute to the Young Global Changers community (1000 characters or fewer). Upload a one-page description of your project or initiative (pdf), upload your CV (one-two pages) (pdf) and your latest academic transcript / grade sheet (pdf)

 

Useful links: Young Global Changers 2020 Application

 

Contact Information: Young Global Changers 2020 Application

 

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In 2020 LSE will be offering over 100 major studentships to new PhD students in the form of LSE PhD Studentships.

For more opportunities go to: Education

Organization: London School of Economics, LSE.

The London School of Economics (officially the London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as LSE) is a pubblic research university located in London, England, and a member institution of the federal University of London. Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, and George Bernard for the betterment of society, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and established its first degree courses under the auspices of the University in 1901. LSE started awarding its own degrees in its own name in 2008, prior to which it awarded degrees of the University of London. 

LSE offers a range of different programmes, from undergraduate and graduate study, to executive education, distance learning, language study, summer school and study abroad options.

Duty Station: London, UK

Open To: PhD Students

Timeframe:  The date differs by academic department, please find your Graduate Programme.

Deadline: Open

Description: LSE PhD Studentships are tenable for four years and cover full fees and an annual stipend of £17,000 - 18,000. They are available for UK, EU and international students undertaking research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The studentships include a requirement that scholars contribute to their department as part of their research training, in the form of teaching or other work, usually from year two onwards.

Qualifications: These awards will be made solely on the basis of outstanding academic merit and research potential. This relates both to the past academic record and to an assessment of applicants likely aptitude to complete a PhD in the chosen topic in the time allocated. Academic departments nominate students for consideration by a School panel for all PhD funding opportunities they may be eligible for.

Wage/Fees: Fully Funded

Application process: Applicants must submit their complete application for admission to LSE by a specific date. This date differs by academic department. Applicants need to refer to the individual programme page for the relevant deadline information. Before proceeding applicants need to check the Graduate Programme. In addition, There is no separate application for any of these studentships.

Useful links: LSE PhD Studentships

                      How To Apply

Contact Information: Phone +44 (0)20 7405 7686

                                    LSE Contacts

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers internships to current college juniors and seniors, as well as current graduate students. Internships are available within a host of different museum departments. 

For more opportunities go to: Other Opportunities

Organization: Guggenheim Museum Internship Program.

The objective of the Guggenheim Museum Internship Program is to provide practical training experience to students interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to that department’s activities. Interns are assigned based on academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Under the supervision of designated staff members, interns participate in the ongoing work of museum departments, complete individual projects, and contribute to larger Guggenheim initiatives.

Duty Station: Guggenheim Museum, New York

Open To: Undergraduate and current graduate students

Timeframe:  Summer: June–August 2020

Deadline:  30 January 2020

Job description: The Internship at the Guggenheim Museum gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to that department’s activities. Under the supervision of designated staff members, interns participate in the ongoing work of museum departments, complete individual projects, and contribute to larger Guggenheim initiatives. In addition, Museum Culture Seminars form an integral part of our Internship Program. Site visits to other New York arts and cultural institutions, and discussions with a wide array of arts and museum professionals are facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of each internship period.

Qualifications: Interns are assigned based on academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals.

Wage/Fees: Unpaid

Application process: Applicants must apply Online. In addition to completing the online form, applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter, including an explanation of your interest in three specific departments
  • Resumé/curriculum vitae
  • Proof of enrollment at an accredited academic institution (e.g. official transcript)
  • Academic writing sample (3–5 pages) OR design portfolio (website or PDF), if applying to the Graphic Design or Exhibition Design departments

Useful links: Spring 2020 Internship

                     Guggenheim Internship

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If you are interested in working within the most important international organization and gain valuable experience, don’t miss the opportunity to become an intern in the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific of UNDESA.

 

For more opportunities go to: International Organizations

 

Organization: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for the follow-up of United Nations conferences as well as services to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. UNDESA assists countries around the world with the goal of meeting their economic, social and environmental challenges. It provides a wide range of analytical products, policy advice and technical assistance, effectively translates global commitments in the economic, social and environmental fields into national policies and actions and continues to play a key role in monitoring progress towards international agreements and development goals.

 

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand 

 

Open To: Applicants should be enrolled in the final year of their bachelor degree, enrolled in a graduate programme or already graduated

 

Timeframe:  Starting date unspecified, duration 3-6 months

 

Deadline: 31 December 2019

 

Job description: The Transport Division/Sustainable Transport Section internship is for 3 months with an opportunity for extension up to 6 months, if required by the division. Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or section to which they are assigned.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Research on the availability of road safety, smart transport, and green transport for the ESCAP member countries;
  • An important part of the assignment will be to identify and collect information related to road safety, smart transport, and green transport from primary and secondary sources required for the study and select an appropriate methodology;
  • Coordinate and liaise, as necessary, with Transport Division staff of ESCAP, to identify key issues;
  • Review, analyze and compile the collected data and information, and prepare a report including the findings and conclusions, incorporating appropriate tables, graphs, charts with references;
  • Prepare infographics using computer software.
  • Prepare presentations on the work or the findings and outcomes of the internship including lessons learned to the Division's staff, if necessary.

The intern may also be asked to assist in the day-to-day work of the Division if required. She/he is expected to familiarize him/herself, to a limited extent, with administrative work of the Division and other tasks that are typical of UN organizations.

 

Qualifications: To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  •  be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

With regard to working experience, applicants:

  • are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
  • shall be computer literate in standard software applications. Good knowledge of MS Excel and any graphics software for developing infographics would be necessary;
  • have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Furthermore, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

 

Wage/Fees: Unpaid

 

Application process: A completed online application through this link (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:

  • Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
  • Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
  • List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
  • List of your top three areas of interest
  • Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
  • Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

 

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

 

Useful links: Job offer page

 

Contact Information: For further informations, please visit the job offer page or the contacts page link

 

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The International Volunteer Forum is the main traditional event in the field of volunteering in Russia, which will be held in Sochi on December 2nd – 5th

It is intended to coincide with the International Volunteer Day, December 5th.

 

For more opportunities go to: International Organizations

 

Organization: International Volunteer Forum

 

Duty Station: Sochi, Russia

 

Open To: Youth at the age of 18-35, who are involved in volunteering activities in their countries, are eligible to participate in the Forum.

 

Timeframe:  December 2nd – 5th 2019



Deadline: Unspecified 

 

Job description: Participants will visit social institutions and charitable foundations in order to share their experience, boost their skills in social, hospital, ecological, medical and event volunteering, and to do what one can where assistance is needed.

Apart from this participants will attend the main business and concert program. It will include different discussions and workshops with leading experts in the sphere of social activities and volunteering from all over the world, as well as network and international cooperation sessions, an exhibition of public associations and social initiatives.



Qualifications: Unspecified

 

Wage/Fees: Unspecified, still some forms of reimbursement of expenses are scheduled

 

Application process: visit the International Volunteer Forum official website to submit your application

 

Useful links: International Volunteer Forum official website 



Contact Information: 

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Il Model United Nations (MUN) è la simulazione dei lavori delle Nazioni Unite in cui il ruolo degli ambasciatori è interpretato da studenti. Ogni partecipante rappresenta un Paese differente ed è tenuto a rispettarne fedelmente valori ed interessi.

Per opportunità simili visita la sezione: Organizzazioni Internazionali 

Ente: University of Nottingham UN Society.

La University of Nottingham UN Society conta più di 40 giovani nelle università di tutto il Regno Unito. Questi gruppi gestiti da volontari supportano il loro lavoro organizzando una vasta gamma di attività di base. Che vanno dagli oratori e dagli eventi di raccolta fondi dagli eventi del campus alle Nazioni Unite modello, queste attività accrescono la consapevolezza e l'interesse per il lavoro delle Nazioni Unite a livello locale in tutto il paese. Le UNA locali si sono organizzate tradizionalmente per nazione: Scozia, Galles, Irlanda del Nord e Inghilterra, con l'Inghilterra divisa in regioni (Londra e Sud-Est, Contee meridionali, Est, Centro e Nord-Est).

Dove: Università di Nottingham 

Quando: Dal 29 novembre al primo dicembre 2019

Destinatari: Studenti universitari interessati ad intraprendere in futuro una  carriera diplomatica

Scadenza: Non specificata

Descrizione dell’offerta: Il NottsMUN è un evento internazionale che, sotto forma di conferenza, permette agli studenti di partecipare alla simulazione di   un assemblea dell’Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite. Si tratta di un programma formativo che avvia potenzialmente gli studenti, tramite esperienza diretta, alla carriera internazionale. Il MUN affonda le sue origini negli anni ’20, quando un gruppo di studenti statunitensi si riunì per prendere parte a una simulazione della Società delle Nazioni. I partecipanti assumono il ruolo di rappresentante di una nazione, ONG, gruppo belligerante in una guerra o un altro gruppo con rappresentanza politica. Il rappresentante discuterà di argomenti nell'ambito di uno degli organi delle Nazioni Unite;

NottsMUN 2019 offre l’opportunità di simulare quattro commissioni e due crisi:

Consiglio di Sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite:

Il Consiglio di sicurezza è responsabile del mantenimento della pace e della sicurezza internazionali. Composto da 5 membri permanenti, che hanno il potere di veto e 10 membri temporanei che sono eletti per due anni, il consiglio determina le minacce alla pace e mira a ristabilire l'ordine. Il comitato si riunisce ogni volta che la pace è minacciata nella comunità globale e può obbligare.

Il Comitato di sicurezza internazionale e disarmamento (DISEC):

Il Disarmament and International Security Committee è il primo comitato dell'Assemblea generale delle Nazioni Unite. Il comitato ha il compito di affrontare le minacce internazionali relative alla pace e al disarmo e deve trovare soluzioni alle sfide per portare la pace nella comunità globale. Gli argomenti di questo comitato possono coinvolgere armi biologiche, tecnologiche, chimiche e nucleari e anche il commercio di armi.

Il Comitato sociale, umanitario e culturale (SOCHUM):

Il Comitato sociale, umanitario e culturale è un comitato dedicato alla ricerca di soluzioni a problemi sociali e umanitari in tutto il mondo. Questo comitato si occupa delle questioni relative ai diritti umani e allo sviluppo sociale rispetto alle norme e all'etica culturali di ciascuna delegazione. Come terzo comitato dell'Assemblea Generale, SOCHUM cerca di migliorare le condizioni di vita di tutte le persone e aiutare lo sviluppo sociale.

La Lega degli Stati arabi:

La Lega degli Stati arabi, un'organizzazione intergovernativa formata da stati arabi, cerca di promuovere gli interessi culturali, politici, economici, nazionali e religiosi dei propri membri. La Lega degli Stati arabi ha una sua Carta ed è l'organo chiave quando emerge una disputa tra le nazioni arabe. La Lega degli Stati arabi può trattare argomenti come la ricostruzione della Striscia di Gaza e la crisi diplomatica del Qatar, esemplificando una serie di discussioni che si possono avere tra le nazioni arabe.

 

Historical Joint Crisis Committee.

Comitato misto di crisi:

Un comitato di crisi simula le sessioni di emergenza che pongono ai massimi livelli di governo. La crisi incoraggia la partecipazione poiché le azioni intraprese da ogni individuo influiscono sull'esito di ogni crisi.

Il NottsMUN è una “competizione cooperativa” nella quale i partecipanti si confrontano con i grandi temi della politica internazionale. Oltre alle giornate di simulazione sono previste attività ricreative presso il   Ludorati Board Game cafe, una serata al Baa Bar, una serata al casinò e una cena di 3 portate ad Alea, e una serata da club al Pom Pom.

Requisiti: Essere studente universitario con conoscenza della lingua inglese 

Retribuzione: tassa per singolo delegato 30£; tassa per attività sociali 30£

Guida all’application: I candidati potranno effettuare la propria candidatura online, tenendo presente la duplice opzione di iscriversi come singolo delegato o in gruppo come “capo delegazione”. 

Link utili:  University of Nottingham United Nation Society

Notts MUN 2019

Contatti Utili:  Eleanor Bennett

Model UnitedNation

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The Intern in the Area of European Marketing is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to Support the European Marketing team to create and execute planning for product launches across all media!

 

For more opportunities go to: Other Opportunities 

 

Organization: Nintendo. Nintendo was founded as a playing card company by Fusajiro Yamauchi on 23 September 1889. Based in Kyoto, the business produced and marketed hanafuda cards. The company was formally established as an unlimited partnership titled Yamauchi Nintendo & Co. Ltd. in 1933. It changed its name to Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd. in 1951. 

Thanks to their products Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, they are one of the leading manufacturers of video games and consoles in the field of Interactive Entertainment. their intent is to reach everyone with our products – regardless of age, gender or experience with games. A strong and motivated team, superior quality, new concepts, the creative development and implementation of game ideas, combined with a sophisticated sales strategy, enable the company to constantly surprise you with new and innovative products.

 

Duty Station: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 

Open To: Undergraduate students 

 

Timeframe:  Earliest,  possible start date: January/February 2020

 

Deadline: Not specified

 

Job description: the Internship is focused  on the area of European Marketing, the main tasks are: 

  • Supporting the European Marketing team to create and execute planning for product launches across all media
  • Creating advertising briefs based on the approved marketing strategy 
  • Working with various creative agencies: briefing, supervision, re-briefing
  • Supporting European Marketing in creating above-the-line and below-the-line advertising (TV/Online/POS/Print)
  • Preparing marketing presentations
  • Supporting European Marketing team with administration, budget control and other daily business

Please note that all tasks will be executed in close cooperation with the internship supervisor.



Qualifications: The internship has to be mandatory for your current studies (please attach a confirmation letter from your university)

  • The minimum length of the mandatory internship should be 6 months
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, another European language is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely, cooperatively, and effectively with different departments and with the team members
  • Passion for games and the video game industry



Wage/Fees: Not specified

 

Application process: Candidates must send their application, written in english, here  including their CV and a confirmation letter for the mandatory internship from the university. Please remember to indicate the earliest possible starting date.

 

Useful links: Nintendo Job portal

 

Contact Information: Working at nintendo



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The European GNSS Agency (GSA) announces a traineeship opportunity for European students and recent graduates. The GSA Communications team is responsible for the information provision and dissemination, promotional activities, and outreach initiatives of the GSA. Among other things, the GSA’s communication activities focus on the development and implementation of communication strategies. 

For more opportunities go to: Europe

 

Organization: European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency (GSA) is responsible for the operations and service provision of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) EGNOS and Galileo. 

 

Duty Station: Prague (Czech Republic)

 

Open To: Students and recent graduates with EU citizenship

 

Timeframe:  6 months, 1st of each month, depending on the Agency's needs

 

Deadline: 30 June 2020

 

Job description: The trainee shall support the daily operations of the Communications team and will be expected to carry out, under supervision, the following duties: contribute to the GSA internal and external communication materials especially the internal newsletter; in-house desk-top publishing and graphic design; support the Agency’s presence in key social media channel; update the GSA presentation database; regular website update; support in the creation of engaging content and audio-visual material; creation and implementation of e-surveys; support the creation of targeted sector press/media lists, the management and development of the editorial calendar, organisation of events.

 

Qualifications: The traineeship is open to applicants who have not previously undertaken a traineeship at the GSA and who meet the following requirements: Nationality of any Member State of the European Union or Norway, higher education degree (university education or equivalent), or in the case of candidates who are at the end of their studies, an official attestation from their university or school stating the marks obtained; initial experience or specific expertise in one of the areas of work of the Agency, possess one official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union (one of these must be English); clean criminal record.

 

Wage/Fees: Trainees receive a monthly grant for full-time traineeship of €1,000.00. If the traineeship is part-time, the grant will be proportionate. Trainees may also be entitled to the reimbursement of their travel expenses from/to their place of origin.

 

Application process: Candidates need to create an account by registering via the GSA e-recruitment tool. Only applications submitted via the e-recruitment tool will be accepted. All sections of the application should be completed in English in order to facilitate the selection procedure. In order to be considered, applications must be received by the closing date indicated in the vacancy notice.

 

Useful links: Traineeship Europea Global Navigation Satellite System; Europea Global Navigation Satellite System

 

Contact Information: Tel: +420 234 766 000 

 

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Published in Europe

Dear future RBG participants,

Welcome to Rome Business Game 2020.

 

It is with great honour that as Director of this fifth edition, I welcome you to the 2.0 evolution of our global, leading academic experience, specifically designed for students and graduates in the economic and business field.

Rome Business Game originated from the family of RomeMUN, one of the biggest and most prestigious MUN simulations in Europe. Since its foundation in 2010, the competition greeted thousands of students from 61 countries to the "Eternal City" of Rome.

 

We decided to create Rome Business Game in light of the critical turning point experienced from an economic perspective by our society that marked the aftermath of 2008. Back then, companies had to review their strategies, to think out of the box, yet not all of them survived this phase. Many still struggle. A few succeeded in unprecedented ways.

Such uncertain times call for a dynamic generation of talented, ingenious managers and business professionals. Hence, we strive to empower business and economics students with the opportunity to face real-life managerial cases, presented by world-class companies in a realistic business environment.

For its 2020 edition, we redesigned Rome Business Game from the ground up. A completely reinvented and improved simulation model - five business divisions, one global and five specific objectives, a mentoring program, and a more interactive, cross-functional structure.

 

Never so challenging. Never so engaging. Our best RBG ever.

 

We are more confident than ever, Rome Business Game will be an experience to be remembered for a lifetime. A unique occasion not only to broaden your academic and professional horizons but also for a profound personal enrichment. Meet new friends, practice your English, improve your soft skills.

Being a good manager, indeed, does not simply revolve around possessing technical and theoretical capabilities; it requires an outstanding mastery of transversal abilities as well: business awareness, emotional intelligence, teamwork, critical thinking, and negotiation, among a few. 

Being a leader, rather than remaining a boss.

We look forward to meeting all of you. A diverse, dynamic audience of future professionals, managers, and leaders, all driven by the common will to be challenged, to collaborate, to share your knowledge and to compete fairly.

 

Will you take up our challenge? 

Let the games begin.

 

Luca M. Giraldin von Lahnstein

Director, Rome Business Game 2020

Published in Other Opportunities

Those who want to be able to navigate today’s work environment can take advantage of international Masters programmes.

 

International Masters programmes can open the door to a successful career and help you grow both professionally and personally. However, they require ambition, responsibility and discipline.  

 

Economic globalisation is running parallel with the internationalisation of the workforce. Employees now need to be more open and able to interact with colleagues and clients from different backgrounds. They need to speak more languages and be aware of cross-cultural subtleties, skills that were not required for previous generations.

 

Those who want to be able to navigate today’s work environment can take advantage of international Masters programmes. These not only include courses delivered abroad. Most of the examples provided in this article refer to study abroad, but you can also study for a Masters programme with an international curriculum in your home country.

 

Stand out with an international Masters degree

Graduates from international Masters programmes are equipped with an array of attributes to succeed in the contemporary working world.  So what is it that they are gaining exactly?

International outlook

 

Employers around the world are increasingly looking to hire people with international experience who have the ability to communicate with colleagues, stakeholders, and customers from diverse backgrounds.  An international Masters will help you feel at ease in a multicultural environment and employers know that.

 

As business is going increasingly international, it’s not only the big companies that are looking for internationally-minded employees. According to a 2016 survey by foreign exchange company USForex, 58% of US small businesses already have international customers.

 

“Going global is no longer an option for successful small- and medium-sized businesses — it’s a strategic imperative,” said Karin Visnick, head of USForex North America.

 

This trend suggests that the value of your international Masters degree increases without your having to do anything. 

 

Broader horizons

In going to study in a foreign country, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, new traditions and generally in a different way of doing things. Even the facial expressions, body language, and gestures will be strange to you. All this unfamiliarity and novelty will help you develop the cross-cultural communication skills many international employers hold in high esteem.

 

And these are just the benefits associated with interacting with people from the country in which you are studying. Bear in mind that you will also get to know people from other countries, who, like you, have taken on the challenge of studying abroad. This will add another layer to your awareness of the world. Yet another benefit of pursuing an international Masters degree is that the experience typically destroys stereotypes and prejudices.   

 

You will also understand your own country better and learn to appreciate it in a way you have never imagined. You will see it from another angle and the discoveries you make will surely surprise you.  

 

International experience on your CV/resume

Employers will notice the international experience reflected in your CV and will appreciate it. It will be a signal to them that you possess those additional attributes such as cross-cultural communication skills, independence, language skills, and responsibility, to name but a few.

 

Having a culturally diverse CV is definitely an advantage in today’s competitive job market. Describing your international experience will help you stand out from your competitors not only because many job candidates lack it, but also because it shows that you are ready to go the extra mile and that you are adventurous and not afraid to make major decisions in life. 

 

Multi-language skills

It’s one thing to study a foreign language in school; it’s another thing to actually live in the country where the language is spoken. Even if you know the language well, you are bound to experience some difficulties when talking to native speakers, but with time you will grow more confident in your use of the language. Some universities realise that language can indeed be a barrier and try to help. École Polytechnique (France), for example, offers a three-month preparation on campus before the start of the semester, whereby international students get intensive French lessons and scientific courses to familiarise themselves with the French problem-solving approach. 

 

International students enjoy special attention from the school administration,” said Clara Carrera, who joined École Polytechnique in a two-year international exchange programme.

In addition to everyday situations, you will be using the language for academic purposes. You will write papers, do presentations, and participate in classroom discussions about complex topics. And before you know it, you may even catch yourself thinking in the foreign language.

 

Internships

Studying for a Masters degree in another country gives you the opportunity to secure internships with foreign companies. This represents a real boost to your career because it will enable you to grow by leaps and bounds professionally. You will have a taste of the work environment of a foreign firm and, depending on the country and the company, you may even get paid well.

 

Many universities and business schools are well aware of the benefit of internships and are therefore actively offering such opportunities. Syracuse University (US) is one of those schools. It allows undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the so-called  D’Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship Programme and work directly with an entrepreneur, president, or senior executive in a high-growth, innovative company located in the greater-Syracuse metropolitan area in the state of New York.

Employees will appreciate your desire to get some work experience while studying, but above all, it will enhance your understanding of the job market and the way companies in a particular country function.

 

Showing courage

The decision to study in a foreign country is not made light-heartedly. It takes guts. Will I be able to cope in an unfamiliar environment? Are my language skills sufficient? What will I do if I run out of money halfway through the programme? Will I be able to adapt to the new study environment and teaching methods?

 

There are so many uncertainties to consider that you could be forgiven for deciding against venturing abroad for your Masters degree. That is why the decision to go for the difficult option, even though the odds are stacked against you, indicates steely resolve and courage.   

 

How to gain admission to a reputable programme

Gaining quality education and thus great international career prospects requires commitment.

Programmes represented at the  AccessMasters events , for instance, are interested in recruiting students from all parts of the world, but, of course, provided they meet their admissions requirements. Universities and business schools participating in these events are looking for prospective students with sufficient language skills, a strong academic record, and a clear idea of how the school they have chosen can help them achieve their goals.  Why are universities so selective? Because knowledge, determination, and clear goals are essential for success in graduate school, and equally so for international career development.

 

A piece of good news is that many top universities, local and international organisations offer merit-based scholarships in order to support the best students. To obtain such a scholarship aspirants usually need a strong academic record from their Bachelor’s studies and/or high scores on admission tests such as GRE and GMAT. Be sure to check the website of the university you want to apply to for scholarship opportunities and read the requirements carefully. Bear in mind that competition for merit-based scholarship is severe, but if you meet all eligibility requirements it is always worth applying for financial assistance.

 

Here is another caveat: a Masters abroad should not be confused with a holiday abroad or as a work and travel opportunity. Of course, you will have the chance to travel and go to parties, but your most important task will be to apply yourself and work hard. Juggling studies and work can be quite difficult, so make sure you go into this adventure with the right mind-set. However, if you want to combine all these experiences, look for programmes that have integrated in their curriculum exchange programmes and internships.

 

International Masters programmes are tailored to the requirements of today’s multinational job market. They offer a lot, but also require dedication, responsibility, and hard work. If you believe you have what it takes to succeed, go for it!

 

Find out more about how a Master’s degree can help you boost your career by attending Access Masters One-to-One event in Milan, October 9, 2019. Free registration here

 

Do you want to start an International Career? If you want to know something more about our association activities visit the website www.internationalcareersfestival.org

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