Global Career Compass is a consulting practice focused on global workforce trends and the impact of education abroad experiences on student career development.
With over 30 years in the field of international education, I hope my posts will foster dialogue and open up opportunities to discuss consulting roles with both academic institutions and providers of international educational programs around the world. My Linked In profile provides an overview of my background and professional work. Go to http://www.linkedin.com/in/martintillman.
I’ll be addressing a diverse set of issues in my blog. For example: What current research exists to demonstrate the impact of studying abroad on career direction? Do employers value the experience in and of itself or the learning outcomes and intercultural competencies which best reflect the skills they’re seeking in their employees? What are the types of strategies which can be adapted in-country to enable students to discuss their career concerns and to work on their “toolkits” –their resumes and cover letters, for example — prior to their return to campus. What type of intentional institutional or organizational strategies support students in linking their decision to study, serve or intern abroad with their longer term career development?
Looking forward to this conversation.
Martin Tillman, President