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Making the best out of foreign education

Posted On : 04 Jul 2011

Having an overseas education from a reputed institution is nowadays the most well-known way of acquiring a better degree, higher salary and an experience of staying in a foreign land. Today the world of global recruiting demands globally aware graduates who can adapt in work environment of any kind and can impart expertise of international repute. Studying in a foreign university will help a student gain all these skills and fetch a good job for self. But in order to gain the maximum from a foreign education certain extra efforts are required from the student.

Some of the initiatives which should be taken by a student are:

Involve and Evolve:

Just abiding by the regular curriculum and remaining in a shell of own won’t help to churn all the utilities of a foreign education. A student shall be proactive to utilise all the opportunities coming his/her way. Becoming a part of a social club or indulging in some creative activity can help you develop an additional trait apart from regular academic knowledge. Learning a foreign language or a national instrument/sport of the host country can be some options of such activities. There are certain clubs like environmental club etc being a part of which will also be beneficial for a student as such clubs provide huge platform to meet new people and improve networking. Believe me networking is one of the best way of gaining success in one’s professional and personal life.

Earn and learn:

Working part time will help you have a feel about how things work in the corporate of the host country. This can be a beneficial approach towards settling in the country once you complete your studies. You can work in a company suiting your profile and can gain hands-on-experience in your area. Working in a firm will let you know the intricacies of your specialisation and the usage of all the concepts learnt in the class; facilitating you to gain mastery in your field. Meet job consultants or refer online job portals and you’ll get ample job openings which can help you get a job of your choice. Remember your job time should not require discounting on your studies.

Explore:

Make sure to travel and explore the country you are residing in. Take a trip once in a while and meet new people and culture. Studies reveal that people who travel often are the ones who are open to work in any kind of environment, are enthusiastic to learn new things and experience situations of any kind. Such people are readily welcomed by all companies as these people provide the required global knowledge and openness in ideas and concepts. So make sure to travel whenever you can and make the best out of your journey. Of course travelling would mean looking at your finances first as your parents have faced a lot of wrench while sending you abroad.