Archive: November, 2011

Turning job failure into success

Posted on 11/18/11 by Yvonne Lefort
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Here’s a guy who knows how to turn failure into success! Graduating from University of Southern California with a degree in Economics, Daniel Seddiqui couldn’t find a job. After 40 failed interviews, he decided on a new strategy for finding work. Becoming a professional job hopper, he traveled around America, trying out different jobs, and more »

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The American School System

Posted on 11/12/11 by Yvonne Lefort
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Today, while riding on BART, I read the book Understanding American Schools by Anne Copeland and Georgia Bennett. This book helps parents of school-age children understand the American educational system. It provides information about different types of schools, the structure of the school system, the academic curriculum and grades, your role as a parent, and more »

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My talk at MIT in Boston

Posted on 11/12/11 by Yvonne Lefort
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I recently gave a presentation called “Re-Entering the Workforce After Taking Time Off From Work” to over 40 international spouses at MIT in Boston. I just found this site promoting it.http://eventful.com/cambridge_ma/events/reentering-workforce-after-taking-time-off-wor-/E0-001-043302088-7

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UC Berkeley class seeks to aid expatriate spouses

Posted on 11/10/11 by Webmaster
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From the UC Berkeley student newspaper, The Daily Californian: UC Berkeley class seeks to aid expatriate spouses By Sarah Rosen | Staffgro.lacyliadnull@nesors Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 6:14 pmUpdated Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 10:17 pm A new class at UC Berkeley seeks to help spouses of international students, postdoctoral scholars and researchers more easily more »

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10 Tips for Effective Networking

Posted on 11/08/11 by Webmaster
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I found this article on a site for expats, but the information is good for anyone needing to network.

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