With the rapid globalisation of business and the advent of increasingly borderless careers, the graduates who will be most employable are those who demonstrate an understanding of the wider world around them and an ability to operate across cultures. Spending a period of time working in another country permits students to develop global employability skills… Read more »
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A major impact of the economic slowdown has been the decreasing numbers of graduates working with large-sized employers. In the UK, for example, less than 10% of graduates in their first job are on a graduate scheme with a major employer. In addition to this, jobless rates among those with higher education qualifications for the… Read more »
Many graduates are struggling to find work due to increasing competition and fewer openings for new recruits. Concurrently, companies say that they cannot find graduates with the ‘right’ skills. Have universities lost track of the market and are they producing graduates that are not in demand? Just what can be done to bridge this divide?
The largest employers now receive an average of 83 CVs for each single vacancy. That’s a staggering amount and makes for huge competition among graduates. With the time it takes to look through all those applications, employers are becoming increasingly demanding, and graduates need to stand out from the crowd to have a chance of… Read more »
Employability is ‘the new black’, the current trend that higher education institutions are sporting in a bid to respond to the latest demands from society and governments. ‘Transferable skills’, ‘soft skills’, ‘self efficacy’ – the buzz words of today all materialise through a variety of employability initiatives being implemented across institutions worldwide. So what’s behind… Read more »
As international student mobility keeps growing all over the world, recruitment activities are changing. Meeting prospective students face-to-face at events and fairs, though still important, is starting to give way in importance to online marketing and social media. The international higher education marketing world is abuzz with training and best practices in online marketing, social… Read more »
Higher education institutions in continental Europe have been trying to define the role of alumni relations in their advancement strategies. While many institutions have incorporated alumni relations into their operational activities, these programmes have not undergone the same phases of development that their counterparts in North America or the UK have. What roles do cultural… Read more »
A brand new charter advocating international students’ rights has been adopted at the 24th Annual EAIE Conference. The International Student Mobility Charter was developed in response to the significant increase in the number of students moving abroad to study and their ensuing need for improved rights and welfare.
You have worked in internationalisation at a European university for several years and lately, you have noticed that a number of your partner universities are running summer schools or are in the process of setting them up. Where does this ‘summer school buzz’ come from? Is it worthwhile exploring the options for your university?