International Educator - January/February 2017 - 19

stand out. Employers seemed genuinely interested in
Preparing Students
the program because it's so unique. This allowed me to
for the Global Economy
showcase whichever aspects of myself were more apNelson is representative of the growing number of
propriate for the given interview question," he explains.
students who are focused on the career outcomes of
As part of the joint-degree program, which was
higher education generally-and international educacreated in 2011, students spend two years at St
tion specifically-when making decisions about which
Andrews and two years at William & Mary, which
institution to attend. A recent study from Kaplan
recently won the 2016 Simon Award for Campus Indone by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), for
ternationalization. Nelson was able to use examples
example, found that graduates believe that institutions
from his time in Scotland during the hiring process:
of higher education have a responsibility to prepare
"For example, when faced with the classic 'what was
them for today's global economy and workforce.1
Cooper Nelson
your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?'
"Employability has received more attention in higher
question, I could easily respond by discussing how my second-year education, in general, over the past several years. This is in direct retransition to life at a new school in a foreign land was difficult but sponse to the questioned affordability and value of a college education
taught me to quickly adapt to new surroundings."
and the potential fiscal return on one's educational investment," says
Nelson, who joined a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., after he Constance Whitehead Hanks, former associate director of Clark Unigraduated, adds that the program also helped him develop soft skills versity's Center of Study Abroad and an expert on career integration.
such as being able to interact with people from diverse backgrounds:
Families also think about the potential career outcomes of inter"Once you've met people from literally all over the globe, talking to a national education programs when they are making decisions about
potential employer becomes easier. Being exposed to so many people higher education. "A study abroad semester or academic year abroad
simply by being in the program helped me understand that everyone is a significant portion of a student's time in college and must be
is interesting in their own way and has something they can share."
considered an integral part of the student's entire academic experience as well as preparation for advanced degree or postgraduation
employment," Whitehead Hanks adds.

"Once you've
met people from
literally all over the globe,
talking to a potential
employer becomes
easier."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 1
International Educator - January/February 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 5
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 6
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - 9
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 10
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 11
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Voices
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Act Globally
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - View From Out Here
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