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cp-magazine-a4-coverEmployability 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.

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For the EAIE conference this year our poster was themed: “How to make bold changes to boost employability”. Nannette Ripmeester discussed the changes that have arisen in supporting student’s employability amidst the pandemic and focused on how to digitally train employability skills with the necessary tools and also showed how institutions can use tech to help students unpack what they have to offer to employers. Click here to view the full version of the poster.

For this year’s NAFSA conference the central focus of our poster highlighted “The End of Internationalization?”and how to prepare students for the global world of work.To view the full version of the poster presentation click 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.

CareerProfessor has revised the country profiles to shine some light on the changing global job landscapes during these challenging times. The latest update to the CareerProfessor country pages allows students to grasp the consequences of the pandemic on the labour markets. All 40 countries have a “corona update” section specifically focusing on each country’s economic situation.

Join us on November 12th for a thorough discussion on supporting students’ employability in times of uncertainty, looking at how to better equip them for a job market (during &) after the COVID-19 crisis. Register here to join the webinar!

With the CareerProfessor app you provide your students with a digital employability coach during COVID-19, with global questions on social interaction, doing business and job hunting. Have a look at our offer.

In times when travel bans, canceled conferences and continuously updating virus alerts make the headlines, internationalization of higher education has to look for alternative ways of reaching its goals and supporting its students. CareerProfessor supports knowledge on employability and cultural insights through digital means, providing expert advice for you and your students, wherever you (and they) are in the world. Find out more on our latest 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. 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.
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