You might remember over the summer I announced how super excited I was to (finally) share the Global Pro Institute with readers because everyone wants ways to break in without grad school. Then I gave you just a short window of time to jump on board with GPI before the enrollment door slammed shut.
Maybe you checked it out, then and thought it sounded cool, but you never pulled the trigger because: Life. That's okay.
Today I received the awesome news that Brooke is enrolling for the Fall 2016 GPI Cohort that begins October 3rd. You have until October 2nd (@ 11 pm CST) to check it out and jump onboard.
What's The Global Pro Institute?
GPI is a 6-week online class designed to teach you about the inner workings of the study abroad field, including how the job search process works from the other side. It's not just resume and cover letter stuff, you'll get the chance to hear from experienced professionals who are working in the field, some in jobs you probably didn't know existed. You'll network with other GPI cohort members (like Simon did). These are the same folks who will one day be your colleagues in the field (!!!) And you will get personalized coaching and feedback from Brooke Roberts, of Inside Study Abroad. The other great thing is that GPI is not just for newcomers. The program is versatile enough for those of you looking to find a better fit within international education.
Here is where I'm gonna be super real with you. This practical (vs. theoretical) foundation is something you will not learn in grad school. No college has a class where you are taught the lingo you need, or understand the difference between a 3rd Party Provider and a university study abroad office, or why you might be better suited to work in one and not the other. To be 100% honest, even if you were to get a study abroad graduate assistantship like I did, it would still take a year (or more) to really truly take it all in.
This is because no one's going to sit you down and really tell it like it is. As a grad student you are likely shielded from some of the political realities of the work. Heck, I was ending the first full year of employment in a professional study abroad advising job before I really truly *got* the full international education ecosystem. Why? Because I did not have anyone like Brooke coaching me.
Ready to become a #GlobalPro?
Whether you want to take your job search to a new level, or you are just curious about the program, explore GPI in more detail and decide if this is the right move for you. The next cohort won't start until February 2017 and this round is expected to fill. So here's where you begin...
Want a FREE preview of the kinds of things Brooke teaches in her Global Pro Institute? You are in luck. She is offering a live webinar this Wednesday (9/28/16 at 8 PM CST) on the Biggest Mistakes in the International Education Job Search. All you have to do is sign up. The first 50 people who sign up can join live. But no worries, the webinar will be recorded so anyone who wants a peek can get it. Just sign up using the button below.