Tag Archives: communication

Guest Post: Top 6 Tips to Prepare for Study in Ghana – Part Two

GoAbroad Contributor - Tuesday, 3 April 2012 - 0 Comments

Boba Drum Lesson in Africa

Welcome back! Today on GoAbroad, we feature Part Two of a guest post from Jeremy Cohen, adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and founder & director of ThisWorldMusic. If you’re just joining us, you can check out Part One to learn about money and transactions, vaccinations/immunizations and how to get a…

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Staying Connected in a World with Changing Technology

Staff Post - Tuesday, 9 August 2011 - 0 Comments

Instant gratification has become second nature in a society that is constantly inundated with new technology and rapid forms of communication. We expect things to happen at a certain pace — especially when it comes to global communication.  Do you constantly check your mobile phone or your email inbox more than is…

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DYV14: Realizing that marketing yourself is a life long commitment

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 21 March 2011 - 0 Comments

Michael Edmondson

In my previous post I discussed the various ways students can communicate their value.  In this, my last post for the Discover Your Value series, I want to focus on the fact that marketing yourself is a life-long commitment. Participating in a study abroad program or some other off-campus experience provides…

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DYV13: Ways to communicate your value

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 14 March 2011 - 0 Comments

DYV13: Ways to communicate your value

In my last post I discussed the need for college students to have their own web site.   In this next to last post in my Discover Your Value blog series I want to highlight five different ways students can communicate their value as they look to achieve and sustain growth…

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DYV12: Why every student needs their own web page

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 7 March 2011 - 1 Comment

In my last post I discussed the process by which students can create success factors. In this post I want to discuss the top six reasons why every student should create a web site. While many people have discussed the need for a personal brand, online profile or web based…

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DYV11: Using education abroad as one of your success factors

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 28 February 2011 - 1 Comment

DYV11: Using education abroad as one of your success factors

In my last post I introduced the concept of a success factor as an important component as to how students can differentiate themselves in today’s hyper-competitive and ever changing global marketplace. I also provided a few examples of success factors generated from participating in an off-campus program. In this post,…

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DYV10: Focus on your success factors to help differentiate yourself

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 21 February 2011 - 1 Comment

DYV10: Focus on your success factors to help differentiate yourself

In my last post I discussed the three communication pieces every student needs: personal statement, value proposition and one word. In this post, I will focus on the need for students to identify success factors in order to differentiate themselves when applying for employment. Many college graduates often believe that…

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2011 AIDS Ride South Africa Program to run in Summer

Feature - Tuesday, 15 February 2011 - 1 Comment

Aids Ride South Africa

AIDS Ride South Africa offers a unique study abroad/field research opportunity to interact with HIV and AIDS higher education programs in the epicenter of the world’s AIDS pandemic while cycling across South Africa over a 3 week period. Through activist research, participant observation, journaling, ethnographic videography and/or podcasting fieldwork and…

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DYV09: The three communication pieces every student needs: personal statement, value proposition and one word

In my last post I discussed how students can use off-campus internship experiences to demonstrate that they are ready for the workforce.  In this post, I want to review three important pieces of communication: a personal statement, a value proposition and one word.  Each of these three communication pieces play…

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DYV08: The Value of Internships and the Demonstration that You Understand “Work”

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 7 February 2011 - 1 Comment

DYV08: The Value of Internships and the Demonstration that You Understand “Work”

In my last post I discussed how students can extend the boundaries of their comfort zone by participating in education abroad programs.  In this post, I want to highlight the value of off-campus internship programs. Perhaps more than any other type of off-campus experience, internship programs allow students to demonstrate…

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