2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Business & Accountancy

Best Practices, Trends and Impacts of International Student Programs and Career Services Collaboration at American Midwestern Universities and Colleges
Heidi J. Kaplan
Dr. Debra Cartwright, Faculty Mentor

As the United States engages in growing global competition for the best minds in human capital, American centers of higher education are charged with the attraction and retention of international talent. Collaboration between campus career services offices and international programs is necessary to assist with the additional tasks required to place these students in internships and permanent positions. This study examines offices that have exhibited this collaboration in the Midwestern region over the past ten years. Primarily, the focus lies with the best practices these offices have sought and employed to strengthen that bond, and comparatively, how each judges their own and their adjoining office’s awareness of dual objectives and service quality. Mutual awareness between these offices, school-identifying characteristics, international student demographics, and regional differences are compared in order to analyze the history, scale, quality, and impact of joint practices between these institutions.

Keywords: Career services, international , intercultural, best practices, American, Midwestern, higher education, employment

Topic(s):Business Administration

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 51-1
Location: VH 1010
Time: 2:45 pm

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