Ken J. Starks

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30 behavioral interview questions you should be ready to answer

Interview prep 101 dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, how do you get there? Lots of practice, ideally aloud.<p>RELATED: 5 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview<p>To help you better …

A community college grapples with the implications of international student growth

AUBURN, Wash. -- Green River College’s main campus sits on a forested tract atop a hill.<p>The suburban Seattle institution is the 10th-most-popular …

Study abroad alumni have better career outcomes, study finds

European students who study in another country through European Union-funded Erasmus exchanges are more likely to find jobs, ascend to management …

Will U.S. colleges and universities see decline in Saudi-funded students?

With the drop in oil prices compelling the Saudi Arabian government to make steep spending cuts, U.S. colleges and universities are closely watching …

College & University

What impact would Catalan independence have on higher education

In September 2013, Antonio Cabrales, then professor of economics at Carlos III University of Madrid, left the country, citing Spain’s stagnant …

Europe

Terror attacks in Europe strike at epicenter of American study abroad

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign had 53 undergraduate students in Belgium at the time of the terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport …

Middle Eastern students ask if Idaho State is safe

About 50 Idaho State University students from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have reported that their homes have been burglarized over a period of several …

Saudi Arabia

Many Arab Students Go to the U.S., But Rarely Is the Reverse True

Arab interest in attending American colleges continues to grow, while few students from the United States study in the Middle East and North Africa.

Cheating by International Students Rampant at British Universities, Says Newspaper

An investigation by The Times revealed that nearly 50,000 students, many of them from overseas, were caught cheating in the last three years.Â

Why University Leaders Want Britain to Stay in the European Union

Leaving the political bloc would hurt research and the ability to attract global talent, says a public letter from 103 vice chancellors.

U.S. Colleges Look to Recruit More Students From Africa

Representatives from more than two dozen colleges visited Africa this month on a tour sponsored by the U.S. government.

Why Studying Abroad Is Safer Than You May Think

A student is more likely to die on campus than overseas, a new report finds. But the perception that international study comes with risk is …

US university dominance challenged by new ranking

The United States’ dominance of the international university rankings is challenged in the latest edition of U-Multirank released on 4 …

High MOOC completion rates in developing countries

Developing world learners use massive open online courses, or MOOCs, very differently than their developed world counterparts, according to a new …

Students form new parties, push for self-determination

Student groups that led Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy protests – also known as the Umbrella movement – have set up their own political parties in …

Court battle over academic boycott of Israel

Four members of the Washington DC-based American Studies Association, or ASA, have announced that they are jointly suing the organisation for its …

New campaign combats Asian stereotypes at the University of Iowa

University of Iowa, like most schools, prides itself on its inclusive environment. But many Asian students say this inclusiveness does not always extend to them.<p>That’s why students, faculty and staff members gathered at the Iowa Memorial Union last week for a photo campaign, “Breaking Asian …

University of Iowa

Survey highlights 'financially fragile' state of Millennials

If you’re strapped for cash, you might not want to turn to a payday loan for a quick fix.<p>That’s a lesson underscored in a recently released survey released by George Washington University’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center. The study, which analyzed the financial habits of 5,500 people …

5 ways degrees are changing in 2016

As new educational technologies emerge amid debates over the value of a traditional college degree, there’s been some interesting and potentially disruptive trends developing. Wondering what the new year has in store for higher ed? Here are five of the alternative approaches catching on at …

How much time you should be spending on your job search

Finding a job can be a real beast! If you’re a new grad, recently unemployed, dying to get out of your current position, or debating the merits of moving on, how much time should you realistically be spending on the search?<p>As someone who just went through this process post-grad school, I can …

Asia tops biggest global school rankings

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1166000/1166707_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529159257_e8340a6e14f27320f2ff77fa8ef53fdd<p><b>The biggest ever global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five places and African countries at the …

Education

Living Learning Communities

Why offer a liberal arts education in Iraq?

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, follows an American model, with instruction in English, a general education requirement in the first two …

Higher Education

My Perspective on Inclusive Study Abroad

Even though traveling in a wheelchair can be difficult, it is also extremely worth it. #GenerationStudyAbroad<p>Looking back on my past three years of …

Costa Rica

How US Colleges Encourage International Education Beyond Study Abroad

This week, the U.S. Department of Education is celebrating the 16th anniversary of International Education Week, a joint initiative with the U.S. …

Education