How will you develop yours?
How can students demonstrate intercultural skills?
In today’s changing and global economy the way in which employers look at job candidates is different.
Relevant experience and technical understanding is important but employers are also looking for employees with the ability to understand people from different cultural backgrounds who have the intercultural understanding to work in the global economy.
This in turn allows you to understand and respect others allowing you to adapt to different cultural viewpoints with an openness to new ideas.
Those who have experience of working in different cultures could be better able to bring in new clients and relationships, work within and across diverse teams and support business growth on a global scale!
Organisations who do not search for such candidates with cultural understanding are putting their business at risk, especially if their business is operating on a global scale. This means employers will look for international experience on the CVs of graduates, but because the definition of intercultural skills within the context of work is loosely defined, it’s very much up to the proactive individual to demonstrate their own development of intercultural skills.
Question to ask yourself when considering higher education choices:
How well do education systems support the development of intercultural skills?
The UK is behind on integration, when compared to the rest of the world, and ensuring students get international experience; the consistency across UK universities varies considerably.
Keep in mind - those students who take a degree programme in the UK with an exchange programme aren’t always guaranteed a place!
Come and meet top international universities!
Want to find out more about studying overseas? The visit one of the International Education Shows this March and meet with top international universities from around the world! Click on the link below for free tickets!
Sunday 11th March 2018 in Birmingham at the Aston Villa Hospitality Suite
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