yPIE is proud to have a wide variety of fields and experiences represented by our members. We are starting a Member Spotlight series in our blog to highlight our individual members and celebrate the diversity in our membership. Since the mission of this organization includes making connections between like-minded professionals in international education, we encourage […]
Offering readjustment and professional development support to students after study abroad can have tremendous impact. Read one student’s story.
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: 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: Mary Catherine Scarborough When I ask this question “So, why do you work in international education?” I always feel like an undergraduate student. I’ll explain. While some people saw, “So… what’s your major?” as a pick-up line or an awkward introduction in class or at parties, I was always genuinely interested in the answer […]