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How Studying Abroad Can Fast-Track Your Career

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Studying abroad is something that crosses the minds of most students at least once during their studies at university. However, not everyone acts on it.

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Is Your Unpaid Internship Legal? An Intro to Unpaid Internship Laws

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An introduction to federal unpaid internship laws, which dictate the conditions under which an employer may legally and fairly engage an unpaid intern.

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Intern are notoriously overworked and unpaid. Many students and recent gradutaes in particular fields expect they will not  be paid wages for their jobs and will instead work in unpaid internships.

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Hawks Quindel, S.C.'s curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:30 AM
Interns are notoriously overworked and unpaid. Many students and recent graduates in particular fields expect they will not be paid wages for their first jobs and will instead work in unpaid internships.
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Is studying abroad a necessity for a first class education?

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Is studying abroad a necessity for a first class education?

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A complete opposite point of view about studying abroad. Worth reading to undertand our one perspective.

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Juan Carlos Ruiz Coll's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:18 AM

A complete opposite point of view about studying abroad. Worth reading to undertand our one perspective.

 

Actually, “different” would be more appropriate than “opposite”… When we hear “Study Abroad” we think of it as a complementary experience to the coursework done at home. In the case of Saudi Arabia, like the article shows, study abroad is not really complementary but a necessity.
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Espen Claussen's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:06 PM

Interesting point of view on how studying abroad is necessary for a first class education.

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Unpaid internships for graduates now the new norm?

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University of San Francisco's curator insight, September 12, 2013 1:57 PM

"Many college students spend summers interning at various places, hoping to gain some hands-on experience, a few recommendations and some sense of what they would like to do after graduation. However, the unpaid internship is now creeping into life after graduation."


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University of San Francisco's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:36 PM

The Department of Labor's regulations are one reason why Alex Hochman, assistant director of career services at University of San Francisco, says that unpaid internships after graduation are becoming less and less available. "I've been the internship coordinator for eight years now, and it's something I saw far more of back in 2005-2007." It is here where lack of data becomes an issue. There isn't anyone keeping statistics on graduates, and even colleges don't have numbers that identify if their graduates are interning.

Hochman concedes that there are certain fields in which it is still tough to get paid positions. He notes journalism as one, and adds that nursing graduates at USF have now come to expect that they'll have to move at least 50 miles to get a paid position.

Hochman's otherwise optimistic outlook may have something to do with the fact that the Bay Area is faring much better than the nation economically. In July 2013, the most recent data available for local areas, the nation's unemployment rate stood at 7.7 percent; California's was 9.3 percent, while the San Francisco metropolitan area had a 5.7 percent unemployment rate. That is compared to a 7.7 percent unemployment rate of the neighboring Oakland metropolitan area. [via @huffpost]