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Incorporating Cultural Differences in Careers Preparation, NAFSA, Washington DC, 2019
Building intercultural awareness using digital applications, AIEC , Sydney, 2018.
Digitalising Employability Skills Training, EAIE, Seville, 2017.
Re-imagining global careers advice, NAFSA, Los Angeles, 2017.
Global competence at your fingertips, NAFSA, Los Angeles, 2017.
E-mployability, AIEC, Melbourne Australia, 2016.
You’ve got mail, AIEC, Melbourne Australia, 2016.
Virtual mobility, EAIE, Liverpool, 2016.
Gamification in student internationalisation, AIEC, Adelaide Australia, 2015.
Global trends in employability, AIEC, Adelaide Australia, 2015.
Global citizens & employability, EAIE, Glasgow, 2015.
Nafsa TechMIG: New times call for new methods: How Gamification can be used in Higher Education to enhance employability.
Vista Magazine: Gamification and (the quest for) global employability.
Employability seems to be receiving increasing attention lately in the world of Higher Education. And for a good reason! Students call for it, employers look for it and Higher Education Institutions are expected to provide it. But the quest for employability can become tricky when a clear definition is missing and expectations seem to vary.
This first edition of CP Magazine focuses on exploring the concept of employability within Higher Education in order to identify potential ‘hitches’ and solutions and open the way for a common approach to employability.
Through the following pages, we will find out more about (mis)match in expectations when it comes to employability, insightful research results, and resources and last but not least, the concept of employability through the lens of gamification.
Read the CP Magazine here.
On June 3rd during the annual NAFSA conference, CareerProfessor founder, Nannette Ripmeester, will be discussing digital solutions regarding internalization and the actions taken by higher education institutions across Europe and North America to support their student’s employability amidst the pandemic. NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange.
Kellie McCullen from NSCC spoke at the CiCan Conference about how they’ve used CareerProfessor and its gamification model to encourage students to look at the employability benefits of their study abroad experience, allowing mobile student to see the benefits of both virtual and in-person study abroad experiences and providing them the ability to articulate their learning to future employers.
For the Erasmus Skills Project, two videos were recorded, which discuss unpacking your exchange experience. In the first video, CareerProfessor is mentioned as a useful tool for students to get more insight into the changing global labour market, fueled by automation, diversity and the changing world of work. Eployability skills such as adaptability, pro-active thinking, problem-solving skills are highlighted in the video and correlated to the development of these skills via the CareerProfessor platform.
In the second video, the importance of cultural differences is stressed. Employers nowadays are more intrigued by the experiences of their job applicants and how they believe they can use these in the world of work than ‘just’ a list with skills. The CareerProfessor app does exactly that: helping students develop a strategic toolkit for finding jobs on the global labour market by enhancing their employability skills.here to join the webinar! offer. CareerProfessor newsflash!
|From gamified intercultural training to global careers advice and from an employability forum to employability data reporting, CareerProfessor provides employability solutions tailored to your institution’s needs. Find out more on our latest CareerProfessor newsflash!|
|The power of an elevator pitch! How do you get a person’s attention when you only have 30 seconds? Read the latest article written by Nannette Ripmeester and Sevi Christoforou on the XPat Journal magazine.|
|The brand new magazine of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore zooms in on employability helping us to understand how we can support students with skills for the #global world of work. Proud to have our app CareerProfessor works being mentioned! Have a look at the article here.|
|CareerProfessor.works is an employability app & platform designed for students, recent graduates and alumni, customized to each university. It improves employability trains intercultural skills and enhances the connection between University and graduates.But don’t just take our word for it, have a look inside each CareerProfessor module and choose what suits the needs of your institution best!|
|On October 4th, CareerProfessor hosted the webinar ‘Linking Career Advisors to International Offices‘, to discuss the current needs and challenges in HigherEd career services related to employability and soft skills training and how university career-services professionals can stay relevant and have an impact on a broader scale within their institution. This webinar brought together global voices discussing employability-connected thinking from Europe, Canada and the USA.|
|CareerProfessor is featuring in the Actors & Institutions section of the Higher Education Worldwide newsletter. Don’t forget to also have a look at the article about the skill sets graduates need in the future workplace by Nannette Ripmeester, which can be found in the new issue of Internationalisation of Higher Education.|
|Exploring the alignment between career needs, employability expectations, and related motivations. An article in The Xpat Journal about CareerChats unveils the most important questions: What is it that employers look for in a candidate? What do students expect from their university? And so much more.|