ISAP #19 - Challenges Launching A New International Ed Company, Empowering Young Women, & Career Hacks with Lisette Miranda

Lisette Miranda - Inside Study Abroad

Today on the show, I’m sharing an interview with Lisette Miranda, founder and CEO of PINC Internships which specializes in internships and immersion programs for female college students. Her model and approach to program design is deeply rooted in female empowerment, skill building, networking, and practical professional development.

Lisette’s own international education story is one that will inspire both students and professionals on how drive, determination, and gumption can help you design the life you want….and how to figure out what you want through trial and error.

This is one of my favorite conversations to date! Lisette is incredibly intelligent, driven, and is approaching her work with passion and heart. Thanks so much for coming on the show, Lisette!

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How Lisette landed a full-time job in Spain right after college
  • Why Lisette focuses on skill building in programs abroad
  • How NOT studying abroad in college was a good choice for Lisette
  • Why her rule of “say yes to everything”* helped her establish her life in Madrid
  • How Lisette’s relationship building skills helped uplevel her career
  • Why she decided to start her own internship abroad company and how
  • How seeing program design deficits inspired her to create a better internship model
  • The best advice Lisette received for tackling her first NAFSA conference
  • How Lisette is capitalizing on Snapchat and Instagram Stories to grow her brand and build connection with prospective students

*Within reason ;)

 

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TODAY'S SPONSOR

Today's episode is sponsored by Carpe Diem Education. Carpe Diem is a program provider specializing in small group experiential education semesters abroad. Their programs focus on community, cultural immersion, service learning, and adventure. Through a partnership with Portland State University, participants can receive college credit and financial aid. They offer two options for going abroad: a 3-month Group Semester or a Latitudes Year (3-month group semester plus an independent focused volunteer placement). Currently, Carpe Diem offers semesters in East Africa, India, Oceania, Southeast Asia, the Americas, Cuba, and here in the States their Indigenous America Program! You can learn more about Carpe Diem AT carpediemeducation.org  and let them know that Inside Study Abroad sent ya!

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ISAP #18 - Where I've Been, Current Global Experiment, and What's Next

Brooke Roberts Bali - Inside Study Abroad

Hello and welcome back! In today's episode, I’m returning from looooong hiatus from the podcast and I'm sharing all the juicy details on where I've been, my current global experiment, and what's to come for Inside Study Abroad, the podcast, GPI, and all the other projects I have in motion right now.  It's been a crazy 8 months since we were last together and I have so much to share, things I've learned, new developments, and I'm incredibly excited for what's to come. 

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: 

  • Why I stepped away from the podcast for eight months and what I've been working on instead
  • What you can expect from the podcast moving forward
  • Where I am currently in the world and the crazy global experiment I'm currently pursuing
  • Details about the next launch of the Global Pro Institute plus an upcoming FREE workshop "The Rockstar Career Roadmap"
  • And details and updates on all the other businesses I'm running

This episode is brought to you by The Study Abroad Journal -The practical field guide for savvy study abroad students. Here’s the deal: having an epic experience abroad isn’t something that automatically happens. Simply going abroad isn’t going to impress future internship supervisors, grad school committees, employers, or even your parents. What matters most is what you DID and achieved during your time abroad and how you’re able to articulate the value to specific audiences when you return. That’s where the Study Abroad Journal comes in. This physical journal helps you identify your goals, outline an action plan to meet those goals, and figure out how to share the value of what you learned when it’s all over. The Journal helps you go from meh to epic and give you real return on your investment. To learn more and get your hands on a copy head over to thestudyabroadjournal.com and use code INSIDESA at checkout to save 10%. (And of course, there are discounts for any office and providers that would like to buy in bulk for your students. Just reach out and we’ll get you started!).

 

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ISAP #17 - How to Close the Gap Between Interest and Participation in Study Abroad with Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin - Inside Study Abroad

In today's episode, I’m talking with Samantha Martin, co-founder and CEO of Via TRM, a software solution that helps offices and organizations nurture students from point of interest to re-entry. This episode is a little different. Beyond talking about Sam's personal story, we get down and dirty with detailed strategies on how any office (with any budget) can close the gap between students who are interested in studying abroad and those who actually do it.

In the student advising cycle, we're often focused on the students who are ready to apply. But what about the students who are curious, not sure if it's for them, who are basically just window shopping at the early stages of the process? What about those students? 

Sam shares the system they've developed at Via and how any office can deploy these strategies regardless of their budget or staff. 

 

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: 

  • All about Sam's International Education story and how she went from study abroad participant to tech company founder all before the age of 30
  • What exactly is a Traveler Relationship Management tool
  • The massive gap between the number of students who plan to study abroad and those who actually do.
  • The critical strategies every organization should be deploying to close the gap between interest and participation
Carpe Diem Education - Inside Study Abroad

Today's episode is sponsored by Carpe Diem Education. Carpe Diem is a program provider specializing in small group experiential education semesters abroad. Their programs focus on community, cultural immersion, service learning, and adventure. Through a partnership with Portland State University, participants can receive college credit and financial aid. They offer two options for going abroad: a 3-month Group Semester or a Latitudes Year (3-month group semester plus an independent focused volunteer placement). Currently, Carpe Diem offers semesters in East Africa, India, Oceania, Southeast Asia, the Americas, Cuba, and here in the States their Indigenous America Program! You can learn more about Carpe Diem at carpediemeducation.org  and let them know that Inside Study Abroad sent ya!

 

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