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Take charge of your professional development: Board applications open now!

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 the perfect opportunity to get my foot in the door and take part in something meaningful.

Becoming a part of yPIE’s Board of Directors has been rewarding in many ways. It has given me with the opportunity to participate in strategic planning discussions, build relationships with a team of like-minded individuals who are striving toward a common goal, and truly make an impact on the decision-making process in planning yPIE professional development events. Whether you are just starting out, going through a career change, or a mid-career professional seeking to sharpen your skills, you can make a difference in shaping the future of yPIE!

If you are looking for opportunities to further expand your leadership skills, broaden your professional network, and better serve the local international education community, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to get involved! Apply NOW to join the yPIE Board of Directors!


We are currently recruiting  board members to be appointed for a one-year term from August 2017 until July 2018. Vacancies are available on the following three committees:

Communications Committee: We are looking for individuals who are excellent writers and editors and have experience managing websites, writing html, managing social media, and developing content for digital audiences.

Events Committee: We are looking for individuals who are organized, self-starters, comfortable negotiating with vendors, and can execute an idea into a successful event.

Membership Committee: We are looking for a people person who enjoys dialogue and deep listening, is comfortable with technology use, and an analytical thinker with capacity for data synthesis and management.

Find full committee descriptions here.

p.s. yPIE has over 900 members on LinkedIn!


1. Complete the yPIE Board application.

You will be asked to respond to each of the following questions in 100 words or less:

  • Why are you interested in becoming a yPIE Board member?
  • What skills do you have that will benefit the yPIE Board?
  • Please propose how you, a) would uniquely contribute to the yPIE Board, b) offer new ideas and initiatives to advance our organization.
  • Tell us about your previous participation in international education activities.

2. Email your resume (Word or PDF format) to Completed applications and resumes are due by 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

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