By: Joy Zhou Taking charge of your professional development has never been more important. Personally, the questions I had for my career were: What are my professional development goals? How can I get more involved? What skills should I sharpen? As someone who is seeking for a career transition within the international education field, joining the yPIE Board was […]
Offering readjustment and professional development support to students after study abroad can have tremendous impact. Read one student’s story.
When I first started graduate school, it had been five years since I got my Bachelor’s degree. I’ll be honest – going back to school was like brushing up on a foreign language. You see, my writing and reading skills were more than just a bit… rusty. As the semester started, I was overwhelmed by […]
By: Stephanie Blochinger #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Driven by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday began 5 years ago in response to the consumerism of Black Friday and the holiday season. To get in the giving spirit, we asked yPIE board members which charities they support: Children International: Children International aims to […]
By: Stephanie Blochinger Consider these statistics: There are over 65 million people globally that are internally displaced, seeking asylum or are classified as refugees according to a UNHCR report. 54% of of refugees come from three countries – Somalia, Afghanistan and and Syria. 1 in 11 children worldwide are out of school. The number of […]
By: Katie O’Connell yPIE: Young Professionals in International Education in DC is pleased to announce your 2016-17 Board of Directors. Four new and talented young professionals are joining us to serve our nearly 800 members in the Washington, DC metro area. The Board is responsible for the strategic direction of yPIE and implementing our mission […]
By: Katie O’Connell Are you looking for opportunities to further expand your leadership skills? Do you have ideas for how to better connect young professionals around DC? Do you enjoy planning events or managing social media tools? If you’ve answered yes, now is the time to get more involved in the local international education community […]
In a casual and fun atmosphere, young professionals tested their elevator speeches and played networking bingo.
At the professional development event, “Crafting Your Professional Persona,” yPIE board members and volunteers led roundtable discussions on the following topics: Digital Brand and Identity Management: What platforms to target, how to manage, and best practices. Practical Guidance on How to Network: How to join and exit conversations, appropriate happy hour behavior, and business card […]
On this sunny Sunday afternoon, young professionals in international education enjoyed each other’s company over pie at Meridian Hill park.