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 […]
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.
By: Brian Wiehr How do we make networking seem less scary? That was the question that led the yPIE Board to organize our first “Speed Networking” event on April 29, 2015. The forum, which featured small roundtables with mid-career professionals from across the international education industry, allowed participants to have brief, casual conversations about the […]
By: Katie O’Connell “It’s not about the number of business cards you collect or the quantity of networking events you go to…it’s about the quality.” This was one of the first pieces of networking advice author and international education professional Mark Overmann gave the full house of yPIE members last week in the Marvin Center […]
By: Emily Volpe yPIE and GWU’s International Education Association present Access to International Education: A Conversation on Challenges in the Field Wednesday, November 13, 5:30p – 7:30p To join the discussion via Twitter, use #yPIE and #IEW2013. https://ypiegw.eventbrite.com Everyone needs an international Education in order to compete in today’s global economy, but the reality is not everyone […]
By: Katie O’Connell I was absolutely thrilled to wake up on the morning of September 24, and see that we still had the wonderful problem of having a waiting list and trying to figure out how to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend yPIE in DC’s first panel event, “Shaping Your Future: Career Development in […]
By: Emily Volpe How is it already the end of August?! It feels like just yesterday that we held our July happy hour at Vapianos, but we’re already on the verge of our August happy hour and Labor Day. Whoa. To recap the July HH in one word: Success. Over 50 of our colleagues in […]