My name is Jessica Guiver, and in the past six years my job as an international development officer for a small university in the north of England has taken me across the globe. It sounds exciting – and it can be at times – but it’s also hard work.
The International Student Recruiter tells my tale of traversing the world, meeting students, working with recruitment agents, visiting schools - then heading back to the office where the real work begins.
In the past couple of years I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in presenting sessions at various workshops and conferences.
- EAIE annual conference Madrid, September 2009: session co-presenter ’Operational Planning of International Marketing Communication’
- British Council’s Education UK annual conference Edinburgh, December 2009: session co-presenter ’International recruiting success on a shoestring budget’
- GATE/DAAD workshop in Bonn, December 2009: session presenter ‘Marketing communication tools for the recruitment of international students’
- Education UK recruitment fair Mexico City, February 2010: session presenter ‘Successful applications for Masters degrees’
- BUILA annual conference Loughborough, July 2010: session presenter ‘Caring and Sharing: issues and support for parents and carers working in international recruitment’
- AIEA annual conference San Francisco, February 2011: Best Practices Showcase ‘A Double Degree Development Experience: Juniata College & York St John University (UK)’
- NAFSA, Houston, Texas, May 2012: speaker at the British Council Community College Breakfast roundtable discussion.
- BUILA Annual Conference, Glamorgan, Wales, July 2012: speaker on the plenary panel discussion, “Recruitment Consortia”
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