Why studying abroad can help you get hired

Why studying abroad can help you get hired

Looking to increase your employment chances after graduation? A new study shows that you can do it while in college.

The way to go about it might sound insane but the key lies in leaving your university. Why? To travel and gain new academic experiences.

Students who go on exchange programs or study in a different country have a higher chance of getting employed after they conclude their program than those who don't, the study says.

Mobile students also have a better chance of taking on managerial positions, according to the study that looked into the "effects of mobility on the skills and employability of students and the internationalization of higher education institutions."

The study also concluded that 92 percent of employers are looking for personality traits boosted by such programs like tolerance, confidence, problem-solving skills, curiosity, knowing one's strengths/weaknesses, and decisiveness when making a recruitment decision.

The Erasmus Student Network, together with CHE Consult, Brussels Education Services and the Compostela Group of Universities, carried out the impact study on the Erasmus program launched by the European Commission in 2012.

Check out below the images that illustrate the major findings of the study.

Image credit: Agenda.weforum.org

Image credit: Agenda.weforum.org

Image credit: Agenda.weforum.org

Image credit: Agenda.weforum.org

Cover photo credit: blog.johnparkinsonagency.co.uk

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