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International Students Need Much Acculturation Support at the Beginning of the Academic Year

I've had the opportunity to take part in Orientations and Acculturation programs at various universities in the last month. I always admire the young cross-cultural pioneers I meet on campuses, ready to step forward.

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Taking a Leap of Faith on the Trapeze

I can’t say for sure about the outcome of this leap I’m taking at this point in my life. But what I know for sure is that fear is not something to be managed or kept at bay. Fear is one of the experiences to be lived through as we take

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Does Studying in the US Really Benefit International Students?

Asking whether or not this experience in the Unites States has really been worth its while is an incredibly important question to ask. For me, it is a critical question for thoughtful people who want to develop a deep understanding of themselves.

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Employment Options for Students in a Tough Economy

If you are a student looking for a full-time job or even summer internship, it is undoubtedly a challenging time. Less jobs, more applicants. It can feel quite defeating in some ways. Remember first, that no experience is ever wasted in building your career.

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The Power of Belief and Imagination

Creating something we long for starts with believing. It starts with faith that we have the ability to create based on our imagination and hope. It’s a quality so different from willing our way towards an outcome, doing, doing, doing. Quite the opposite.

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Daring Choices in a New Year

There is something magical about the beginning of every year, when we know we can start anew, create a vision for an ideal year and commit to making our goals into reality.

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Re-energize and Re-strategize your Job Search

How has your job search been? What are your challenges? What wonderful stories and successes would you like to share?

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In Times Like These, Inspiration is the Way Through

I feel so many of us are half living, half holidng our breaths. In fear, anticipation of the next bad thing that can happen.  Gloom, doom and lack seem to pervade all aspects of our lives.  I, too, have been caught in these moments, and I have to recognize that it’s just my thought of

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6 Myths About Getting a Job in the US

In this post, I'll identify and debunk 6 myths about the experience of finding a job in the US -- the answers may surprise you!

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8 Tips for Succeeding in Today’s Work Paradigm

Recently published statistics from the EEOC indicate a talent shortfall in the US of approximately 10 million jobs in years to come, so it's important to understand how you can best establish a strong foundation for your professional success.