Top concepts for job seekers – Global, Cultural, Diverse

Top concepts for job seekers – Global, Cultural, Diverse


The Internet, telework, and today’s global
market place all make it possible for companies to hire the right talent whether they are
local, a transplant, or live somewhere else in the world. Because of this, today’s job applicants
need to be able to understand and collaborate with diverse populations. The Maryland International Education Consortium
aims to help colleges make sure graduates are prepared… [Margaret Latimer] International education
and the development of culturally competent global citizens are so critical to solving
today’s problems … They are being tackled by international teams. teams that must be populated by globally competent
members with the knowledge attitudes skills and behavior to work together. [Narrator] The idea working together to solve
problems isn’t a new one, but technology has made it possible to do so on a global
scale. [Anna Wise] Even if you don’t look abroad
you’re gonna be in workforce environments with people from a diversity of backgrounds,
diversity in religion, uh racial, cultural ethnic all of that so it’s really important
that our students are able to interact with people from different backgrounds [Heidi Russell-Kalkofen] International student
coming into the united states are the 6th largest export. Currently they are valued at $40 billion to
the US economy and $718 million to the state of Maryland and by the way, $70 million to
Montgomery County, just from MC international students coming into the US. So it’s important to the commercial service
and the department of commerce because it’s a huge export. [Narrator] The Maryland International Education
Consortium and Montgomery College hosted this conference so that educators could share their
strategies [Christy Hunter] … how can we address global
competence and develop it on our students if it’s a moving target, we all have to
be on the same page. [Narrator] Like many attendees Jonathan Carmona
works directly with International students [Jonathan Carmona] I thought that it would
be a great opportunity to learn more from other institutions and other organizations
as to uh new initiatives and new um strategies to approach the student experience on campus. [Heidi Russell-Kalkofen] We’re hoping that
people come away from this conference with an appreciation of what they can do themselves
to help prepare students; that our business partners who are joining us today understand
how we do prepare students; and how they can determine they are in fact prepared The hope is that the ideas shared here will
build today’s students into the future’s workforce. [Jarred Butto] Institutions like yours are
ideal incubators for international and domestic students to engage with one another in meaningful
ways, to achieve their academic goals, and to position themselves to become the next
cohort of global leaders in business, science & technology, public policy, and the arts. [Sanjay Rai] Let’s prepare our students
to collaborate in 20th century world not compete. Let’s make this world a better place, lets
collaborate. Thank you.

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