The Graduate Gazette
A Bi-weekly Newsletter for Marymount's Graduate Students

January 16th, 2014 Edition

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How to Succeed in a GLOBALIZING  Job Market

Given the reality of our rapidly globalizing economy, it is no surprise that recent employer recruitment trends have identified "international awareness" and "multicultural competence" among the primary skills necessary for future career success. Propelled forth by the evolution of technology and ease of international travel, our highly interconnected world now demands a workforce of globally aware, multiculturally sensitive individuals who can adapt successfully in diverse settings.

What does having a GLOBAL perspective mean?
  • Having an open-minded, non-judgmental mindset that appreciates and respects other cultural perspectives and norms.
  • Being experienced in multicultural environments either abroad or in your own country.   
  • Demonstrating adaptability and flexibility in unfamiliar situations.   
  • Possessing international awareness, knowledge and understanding.
  • Effectively communicating across cultural and linguistic boundaries.     
To ensure that you stay relevant and truly THRIVE in an internationally competitive job market, here are some steps you can take NOW to increase your future EMPLOYABILITY:
  • Join an international or cross-cultural student organization on campus.   
  • Interact with and build relationships with students from other countries in residence halls, International Student Services office (ISS), study groups, etc.   
  • Learn a new language or find meaningful ways to use and strengthen languages known or studied.  
  • Volunteer or intern at culturally-based organizations or in elementary, middle/high school ESL programs.  
  • Create an internship at an international non-profit organization or speak with the Global Education Office and Career Services about doing an internship abroad. 
  • Choose elective courses that will increase global competency and awareness, like one of the Global Classroom courses that travels abroad during Spring Break. 
  • Build international themes and interests into class assignments.  
  • Attend cultural events on campus and in the greater DC Area.  
  • Read a foreign newspaper; watch foreign news such as BBC.   
  • Study abroad for a summer, semester or year.
  • Consider a long-term international service opportunity after your senior year.
Ready to Globalize Your Perspective?
Graduate Student Business Cards with Marymount Logo

Want to make a lasting impact at your next networking event? Order a set of Marymount graduate student business cards!  To place your personalized order, please complete this online order form by 11:59pm next Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014.  Your order will be ready for pick up in the Career Services office within three to four weeks. Questions? Call 703-284-5960.   
Jobs4Saints Highlights
A Selection of Postings Based on MU Grad Programs
Upcoming Workshops & Events on Campus
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Resume and Cover Letter Writing: 
Tailoring Your Professional Documents for Success 
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in Rowley G211
Resumes and cover letters are typically an employer's first glance into who you are as a professional. Make the right impression and get that interview by tailoring your documents  to reflect your past experiences and skills in a way that potential employers will notice and care about. In addition to covering the most important elements of constructing, refining, and perfecting your professional documents, this workshop will focus on tailoring your documents for job search success!


Connecting the Dots: Health Promotions Panel Discussion 
Monday, January 27th, 2014 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Reinsch Library Boardroom
In today's world, we are seeing a rise in the demand for health education/promotion, fitness, and wellness services. Are you interested in a career in health education, health promotion, or wellness? Curious about what these terms mean and what kinds of jobs are associated with these growing and in-demand fields? Come to this panel to learn from and speak with some industry experts and alums with first-hand experience working in these hot occupations.


Business School Night 
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the Ballston Conference Center
Thinking about going back to school to get your MBA or a specialized degree in the fields of Computer Science, IT or Cybersecurity? Then this event is for you! This two-part event will start with an interactive panel of faculty members and current professionals who pursued a graduate business education and who are eager to share their insights and advice about making an informed and meaningful decision about pursuing graduate school in a business or technology related field. The panel will be followed by an hour-long educational workshop about navigating the path to business school, which will include information on business school admissions and preparing for the GMAT exam. This workshop will be led by a professionally trained Kaplan Test Prep Faculty Member and will offer students key insights into the business school admissions process, up-to-date information about the GMAT Exam, and free study materials and resources so that everyone leaves with all the information they need to make an informed next step!   
Plan Ahead!
Center for Career Services
Suite 1005, Rowley Hall

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