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Chicago Tribune: 3 Surprises for International Students at U.S. Universities

"Coming to the United States for college or graduate school can introduce cultural differences that even the most prepared students might not expect. From classroom etiquette to campus life, studying at a U.S. school can be quite a different experience from learning in another country."

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Make Yourself Memorable at Career Fairs

You will be remembered if you have a convincing career story that is pitched well.

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Important Tips for Communicating at Career Fairs

Visit your favorite companies when you are most ready and when the company representatives are most fresh (early morning) or when there are least number of students (lunchtime, end of day).

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PBS: “Working on Common Cross-cultural Communication Challenges”

"No matter how well we think we understand each other, communication is hard. Our culture influences how we approach problems, and how we participate in groups and in communities. When we participate in groups we are often surprised at how differently people approach their work together. The article provides 6

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Entrepreneur: “Why Being a Workaholic Is Counterproductive”

"Most of us are 'successaholics.' That's what we think is necessary for our organization to succeed...(however), if you try to do things differently, you will find it incredibly valuable. It's rallying together to recognize that if we continue to work in this way, it's undermining our productivity, our sustainability, our

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Harvard Business Review: “Your Coworkers See Your Office Differently”

"When people from several different countries share the same workplace, misunderstandings can generate friction". Not only language and time management issues can happen, but how "colleagues perceive (literally) and prefer to use space" can be a topic to consider. Cultural research of Edward Hall and Geert Hofstede is discussed in

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Forbes: “Matching Formality To The Culture: 10 Tips for Communicating Across Cultures”

Practical advice is given for communicating across generations, such as "using multiple communication avenues", "individualizing your approach", "understanding value difference" and "motivating factors". "Younger people feel they need watch out for their own interests and are less willing to give their lives to one company. Veterans and Boomers tend to

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Small Business Chron: “How to Create an Atmosphere of Honesty in the Workplace”

"The level of honesty associated with a corporation impacts the very livelihood of the business and can affect relationships beyond the internal infrastructure of the company. Five steps are mentioned to promote an honest work environment by "keeping a workplace free from rumors, negativity and dishonesty. Having open and honest communication

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Business Insider: “3 Essential Rules to Workplace Honesty”

"The one-size-fits-all concept doesn't work for most people in any situation, let alone in the workplace. Each company is different. However, it's how we handle these situations that make the true difference in how our coworkers and employers view and trust us." In this article, you will find some suggestions for handling

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The New Talent Times: “Why Honesty Is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Organizations”

"In any situation, the person who can most accurately describe reality without laying blame will emerge as the leader, whether designated or not." This article discusses how being open relates to the bottom line as shown in the 2010 study by the Corporate Executive Board. Four strategies for candor in an organization