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G. John Cole

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Why Community Colleges Are A Good Fit For International Students

The role of community colleges in the development of local communities in the US is regularly celebrated in the news. They provide an energizing alternative route for students who might not be ready or able to progress directly to undergraduate study and who might otherwise find themselves going straight to work.

It’s no wonder the system is getting more and more support at the state level. Politicians and academics are keenly aware of the social and economic benefits of investing in local learners – not least, ensuring a reliable, broad base of skilled, educated workers who might otherwise have slipped through the system.


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How To Recruit, Communicate With And Counsel International Undergraduate Students And Their Parents

recent report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) suggests that counselors at US colleges and universities will benefit from multicultural competency training and other forms of professional development to more sensitively respond to the needs of the growing international student population.

Many international students progress to higher education directly from US high schools, where some enroll in order to improve their prospects of getting into a top university. However, these students’ continued use of the same third party agents who oversaw their high school enrollment can be a barrier to communication with the institutions to which they aspire.


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How To Create New Academic Routes To Your University

International Education Week falls between 13-17 November this year, with the emphasis firmly on International. It’s a chance to investigate the advantages and opportunities of working with “future leaders from abroad,” in particular through preparatory courses that bring in international students and enable them to develop the academic and cultural knowledge that can bridge their route to full degree programs.

When recruiters think about the type of international student they expect to attract to their institution, the image of the regular undergraduate looking to study abroad towards a classic degree is what comes to mind.


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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at Work

Figuring out your EQ – emotional intelligence – and how to develop it can be one of the best tools you can have when it comes to both your personal and professional life.

Emotional intelligence has always been a part of human existence, although it took until 1964 for Michael Beldoch to give it a name and it was not until 1995 that the idea was fully fleshed out by the legendary Daniel Goleman in his book, “Emotional Intelligence.”


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Fictional Places Have Their Passports Too. And They Are the Coolest!

It can be difficult to let go of a beloved fictional universe when you reach the end of the book, series, or movie in which it was contained.

You visited the fictitious homeland of your heroes daily (or more likely spent one ‘bingey’ weekend there!) and suddenly your trip came to an end. If only there were a way to travel there for real…

This thought inspired the people at Budget Direct Travel Insurance to create their newest series of speculative illustrations. They’ve got the bureaucracy of your dimension-hopping vacation all sewn-up with these imaginative conceptualizations of what it might be like to get a passport from one fictional country or another.


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How To Win An Argument And Strengthen Your Career

Making progress in your career means finding a careful balance between personal drive and team spirit. On the one hand, you’re ambitious, full of ideas, and you want prove to the world that you deserve a shot at success.

On the other hand, nobody likes a show-off or a know-it-all – and nobody wants to work with someone who lacks any sense of humility. From a job interview scenario to an office confrontation, how can you make your point without seeming arrogant?


Continue reading at CareerMetis.com.

The Potential Of Internet Of Things On Campus

[…] But what will be the impact on campus – that unique in-between place that’s not quite business, not quite municipality, and is home from home for so many?

Well, for those students who do make it their temporary home by living on campus, there is likely to be an improvement in services and systems to make their daily lives easier and create a more sophisticated environment in which to study. It might be as simple as students getting an automated text message when their laundry cycle finishes, or as complex as the use of pooled data from Fitbit devices to track traffic patterns and plan the positions of new buildings and facilities accordingly.


Read the full article at Keystone Academic Solutions.

16 Mindful Work Breaks (And When To Take Them)

Taking a break should not be about switching your mind off, but rather about changing gears. Your soul is a complex thing: it thrives from being fed as much as from being rested – that’s what a good night’s sleep (and the occasional power nap) are for!

Apply the same mindful approach to your breaks at work as you do to your weekends off, and you will soon witness a change in the way you feel and work.


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How To Help Women Reach The Top Of Academia

When Robin Sakamoto became dean of the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Tokyo’s Kyorin University in April 2014, she was only the second foreign woman to be awarded a deanship at a Japanese institution.

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The value of role models such as Dean Sakamoto is not to be underrated. Surprisingly, only 15% of full professors in European institutions are women, against a female employment rate of 36% working in universities overall. This suggests that if there is already a shortfall of women in academia, much more encouragement is needed to help them rise to the top. And as Sakamoto points out, only by working closely side-by-side can male and female academics alike find a fulfilling balance between professional success and family life.


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