ISAP #10: WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE TO JOB SEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WITH REBECCA BADNER, GPI ALUMNI

This week I'm talking to Rebecca Badner, brand new international education professional and rock star Global Pro Institute alumna. Becca is one of those people who sees what she wants, figures out what she needs to get there, and takes serious action. I got to know Becca last spring when she join the Global Pro Institute to help her get over the hump and out of the cycle of applying for dozens of jobs and not gaining any traction in her IE career.


Becca and I dive deep into her experience trying to break into the international education field both before and during her GPI experience. This is an eye-opening look for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out at what it’s really like to start your career in IE today. Enjoy!

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

  • Rebecca’s journey from study abroad student and international English teacher to gainfully employed international education professional
  • The struggles Rebecca experience trying to break into the IE field
  • What mistakes Rebecca made early on and what she did to change the trajectory of her job search
  • How she justified investing in professional development with the Global Pro Institute
  • How GPI compares to other professional development programs out there
  • The success Rebecca has experienced since joining GPI and her advice for all current job seekers
  • Who GPI is right for (and who it’s not)

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ISAP #9: Revolutionizing Study Abroad Housing, Blackberries, and Millennials Rising with Brett Newman of Study Abroad Apartments

This week I'm sharing an interview with Brett Newman, Co-founder and COO of Study Abroad Apartments. I'm a big fan of Brett's and his Co-founder Ryan. After getting to know them over the past year and learning more about their company, their vision, and just getting to talk all thing study abroad and entrepreneurship I know I had to have them on the show. Brett and Ryan are revolutionizing how students find housing while abroad and creating transparency in an element of the experience that has traditionally been shrouded in mystery. 

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

  • The scam that inspired Brett and Ryan to create Study Abroad Apartments

  • What motivated Brett to study abroad in the first place

  • How Study Abroad Apartments knows what “good” housing is

  • How the housing experience impacts the overall study abroad experience

  • Why students are going to Study Abroad Apartments for advice on where/when/and with whom to study abroad

  • What has surprised the SAA team about the professional world of international education

  • Are millennials really what we think they are?

  • My “Aleppo moment” when Brett talks about the next big thing in study abroad

  • What’s it like to start a company in IE


ISAP #8: The 3 Myths of Working in International Education

This week we're diving into the realities and myths of working in international education. I receive emails every day from people trying to break into the field asking what it's really like to work in this field. Emerging professionals have a lot of ideas on what a career in the space really looks like - some are spot on but some are way off. 


In this episode you'll learn: 

  • Why it's important to know what the IE world is all about before you dive head first into a career
  • The three main myths most people believe about working in international education
  • The big differences between participating in programs abroad and administering those same programs
  • The types of organizations and positions the lend themselves to the "sexy" side of international education
  • Can you really get a job in study abroad without a master's degree?
  • And more!