Ever since the new millennium commenced, the emphasis on every section of the business community has increasingly been on being ‘global,’ focusing global perspectives and local sensibilities. Obviously then, the organizational teams of these businesses need to have a ‘global’ approach, understanding and outlook as well. A decade ago, this would have been a tough feat for Indian students – but not any more.
A critical part of the study abroad experience is prioritizing your career goals with the program you select and taking action before and during the course to stay involved in your field of interest. After you return, it is important to translate the experience into marketable skills that employers seek.
Foreign tie-ups, unique only to VIIE, have opened gateways for students to go global. With these opportunity, students can complete their IT and management degrees either in USA or UK. These tie-ups give students the best of both worlds — a rock solid foundation at Vidyalankar coupled up with international exposure.
According to a recent educational report, there is now even more evidence that studying abroad has a positive impact on employability after graduation, with 11 out of 15 “21st century workplace skills” are gained through an experience overseas.
The programs at VIIE gives faculty and students alike the opportunity to experience the similarities and differences in academia within or outside their countries. Most importantly, Vidyalankar strives to create a passionate, international community that can work together to solve problems and build a better world.
Today, “college” is no longer defined merely as a physical space, classrooms lined with rows of desks and a teacher who lectures at the front of the room — nor does a student required curriculum has to involve a one-size-fits-all model that uses a single slim textbook.
Internationalization of the curriculum and student body is today a priority for universities in almost all parts of the world. These institutions are trying to achieve this above all by making their courses more attractive to international students. Also. those who make the decision to study in an environment markedly different from their home culture, report significantly higher gains in terms of skill development and career utility.
So many students pursue higher education abroad with the aim of achieving “specialization” which translates as narrowly defined choices in terms of what courses they pick and ultimately leaves the range of jobs they can pitch their profiles to, narrowed down to the last skill. Study abroad is the space to shed those blinkers blocking your view of what is and isn’t a realistic ambition to pursue once and for all. Even STEM majors report a more beneficial experience studying abroad when they opt for a more inter-disciplinary programme. Specialisation need not come at the cost of broadening your understanding of your discipline and the professional avenues it opens up down the line.
For those who already know what they want, the idea of Personalized learning is growing. Learning that can be done anytime, anywhere, learning in partnership with communities that bridges formal and informal learning experiences through the effective use of advanced technologies.
Alongside, a number of new career options and opportunities have emerged in recent times due to changes in our lifestyles. We can witness the growth of new career options due to rapid change in science and technology. A number of different professions have emerged which keeps us ever engaged and hungry for more.
VIIE’s specialized facilities are available even at undergraduate levels where institutes collaborate with foreign universities to make foreign degrees available to students. It goes without saying that a student needs to be doubly sure of the credentials of both the Institute in India and abroad.
Vidyalankar’s sprawling campus of 11 acres is a blessing for students pursuing professional careers. With lectures conducted by faculty from international universities, Vidyalankar enables the students to get acquainted with the teaching style, assignment pattern and evaluation method with that practiced in US / UK / Canada.
VIIE’s graduates gain significant soft skills outside of their subject during study abroad, and it has a positive effect on their career. A VIIE graduate is a competitive player in the marketplace since, nowadays, companies seek candidates who are open to new challenges and experiences, can work in teams crossing cultural boundaries and can easily adapt to new workplace settings.
A successful career means growth, and growth requires spending time outside of your comfort zone. Even when you reach your ideal position, continuous advances in technology and globalization means no job will let you get too comfortable for long
Employers agree that study abroad can have a positive effect on skills needed for today’s global workforce.
With the hope that the takeaway is for the field, that integrating career-oriented learning outcomes from the beginning is really the key to helping students gain positive skills for their careers down the line, VIIE is already a benchmark when it comes to giving an international school learning experience.