“They’re looking for a dozen engineers, a dozen accountants. They’re not thinking about how, in the long term, an international experience might pay off.”
— Ralph Brigham, past president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, in on why it’s difficult to convince potential employers of the value of studying abroad.
Good material in this Chronicle of Higher Ed piece on the thought process of employers and how students can better market their overseas experiences. It’s an issue I’ve written about before, but it bears repeating in this globalized age, and one that colleges need to get active about.