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Asian-American Population & Details

WHICH COUNTRY OF ORIGIN HAS THE HIGHEST POPULATION?   WHICH ASIAN-AMERICAN GROUP HAS THE MOST COLLEGE EDUCATION? WHICH ARE THE TOP 5 COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN FOR ASIAN-AMERICANS? SEE FIRST CHART WHAT IS THE POLITICAL AFFILIATION OF MOST ASIAN-AMERICANS? Source for all data: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/asianamericans

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BusinessWeek: International Students Struggle to Turn MBAs Into U.S. Jobs

By Julian Sparks July 24, 2014 Students from abroad who study at U.S. business schools often struggle when it’s time to land a job. Increasingly, B-schools set aside resources to help this group overcome a pair of career obstacles: the difficulty of getting legal permission to work in the U.S. and cultural differences that

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Businessweek: Why American B-School Students Can’t Stand Teamwork

By Cory Weinberg  June 06, 2014  (Corrects spelling of Darden faculty member’s name in fifth and sixth paragraphs.) When business students are instructed to comb through case studies or pitch new product designs, three dreaded words often follow: “Work in teams.” That dread is especially deep for American MBA students, according to a Graduate

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NPR: Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

by ALIX SPIEGEL November 12, 2012  In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class. “The teacher was trying to teach the class how to

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Harvard Business Review: One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky

by Erin Meyer  |   8:00 AM May 30, 2014 It was my first dinner party in France and I was chatting with a Parisian couple. All was well until I asked what I thought was a perfectly innocent question: “How did the two of you meet?” My husband Eric (who is French) shot

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Retention Is a Growing Issue as More International Students Come to US

By Karin Fischer  MAY 28, 2014  Matt Dilyard, College of Wooster An international student at the College of Wooster presents his independent-study project to fellow students. The Ohio college will begin offering a course this fall to new international students to help them adjust academically and culturally to American higher education. San

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HBR: “How to Adapt to American-Style Self-Promotion”

by Andy Molinsky and Dorie Clark  |   8:00 AM April 7, 2014 Imagine you’re at a networking event in the United States and you hear your colleague make the following statement to a potential employer: “… I’d be very interested in learning more about your company to see if there might be a

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Washington Post: Time to Hit the Pavement

Time to Hit the Pavement By Lynn Friedman, PhD. Special to washingtonpost.com Wednesday, June 29, 2005; 12:29 PM After four years of hard work, you’ve graduated. Now, you’re looking for a job. You’re not really sure what kind of job. You didn’t know it would be so hard. You went to an

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Psychology Today: “I am (not) Good Enough: Three Ways to Battle This Feeling”

Simply writing this title has decreased my confidence significantly. Yet now that I realize why I feel self-doubt, I can move forward and write this post. How incredible it is that in a split second, we can shift our mindset from negative to positive. Curiously, we rarely use this powerful ability because

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Glassdoor: “How To Conquer 11 Common Job Search Fears”

Study after study is released with statistics about the job search to make you cringe. First, job seekers don’t know how to behave in interviews, then they don’t know how to write resumes; are you doing all these things wrong, too? While there are many reasons the job search should scare you, there