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Getting a Letter of Recommendation for Your Finance Degree Program Application

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

A letter of recommendation can have significant impact on your finance degree application process. Careers and therefore degree programs in finance can be very competitive, so it’s important to find good advocates who are familiar with your performance to speak on your behalf during the finance degree application process. The best people to write a […]

3 Reasons to Study Computer Science in the US

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Ever thought of studying computer science? Why study computer science in the US? There are many important reasons for international students studying IT to do so at a US college or university. Reason #1 : Many sources, including the US News and World Report, have ranked at least seven of the top 10 computer science […]

Careers in International Business

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

There’s a pretty standard list of careers for business majors. You probably think of manager, accountant, personal finance specialist, etc. But what about students who are following a more international path? What are the available careers in international business? The answer is that many of the same sorts of business careers apply, just on a […]

What’s Marketing All About?

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Is marketing right for you? We’ve mentioned that marketing can be fun and exciting…and who doesn’t love a fun and exciting job right? I think you can easily answer the question “is marketing right for you?” if you’re a young, energetic, and creative individual! Many international students like you will make up the population of […]

Show Production and House of Worship Technology

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Some church services look very similar to rock concerts these days. The lead singer with perfectly gelled hair strums his electric guitar while the drummer pounds out the beat in the back and lights dance around the room in bright green, blue, and red hues. The only difference between this service and a concert is […]

Broadcasting Curriculum: The Media Ethics Class

Posted on March 17th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

One of the classes that most broadcasting students are bound to take in some form is the Media Ethics class. Sometimes paired with law, this course generally shows up in one of two places in an undergraduate broadcasting curriculum: either very early as a more introductory course, or as one of the most advanced courses […]

Study Film: Know the Difference Between Film and Digital

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students taking classes in undergraduate programs in film will experiment with a variety of media and techniques. Two of the biggest is learning the difference between film and digital. In the past, film was the main medium filmmakers used to make movies. 35mm was king and other formats were snubbed. Now, with more technology, […]

Pilot Training in the Military

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

There are many aviation degree programs in the US that offer international students the chance to study. Possible aviation degree programs for international students include pilot training to mechanics to administration. But if you’re an international student who doesn’t want a job as a commercial pilot or can’t find work, there is another option. The […]

Alex Day and the Future of Self-Producing

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

International students interested in pursuing careers in recording engineering by creating and producing their own music might consider looking to Alex Day for inspiration. Alex Day, a self-produced musician from Essex, England, is one of a growing number of young musicians who are changing the recording industry forever. “I don’t have a label, a manager, […]

Choosing a Major in Economics

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Choosing a major can be difficult, especially for international students. With so much riding on the line, the choice can sometimes seem overwhelming. One of the hardest things about the decision is finding a major that strikes a balance between something you enjoy, and something that will get you a good job when you graduate. […]