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    Tips for students: how to find a part-time/student job to finance your studies

    written by Naniso Tswai

    beautiful-15704_640Given the highly competitive nature of funding opportunities and the ever-increasing cost of higher education, a part-time job is seemingly an unavoidable part of the student experience. Whether it be to earn some more money to put towards tuition fees, or the cost of living expenses or even having a little aside for entertainment and leisure activities, students find themselves increasingly obliged to find a part-time job whilst at university.

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    Degree in Behavioural Sciences: Possible Careers

    written by Georgina Torbet

    behavioral sciencesA relatively recent degree subject of Behavioural Sciences is now being offered by universities across Europe and North America. As an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, it offers the chance to study the interface of psychology, sociology, cognitive science and anthropology. Giving  students a broad understanding of perspectives on human social interaction, courses often include teaching topics such as critical reading, experimental methodologies, gender and race studies and healthcare provision. But what career options are available when you have completed your behavioural sciences degree? Below we look at some of the possible jobs which are available to behavioural sciences graduates.

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    What can you do with a Master’s in Economics?

    written by INOMICS Team

    Folie1With your courses completed and your master’s thesis ready to hand in (weeks before the deadline, of course), all you have left to do is confront that little decision you’ve been putting off all year (or two for most European Master’s?). You know the one – what are you going to do with your life after you have completed your Master’s degree?

    You might be disappointed to hear that this article will not hand you the answer to this or any other profound question on a silver, or any other platter. Instead we do offer some practical suggestions to help you reach a decision yourself and take a look at the trends among recent graduates, based primarily on a last survey conducted by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics among its 214 graduates in 2014. This at least gives an idea of what your pioneering peers from previous years have decided to do after graduation from this particular institution.

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    Networking in Academia: a How-To Guide

    social-media-550766_1920Networking is a concept which is somewhat alien to many academics – you may well have heard how important it is to create an interactive network with other researchers in your field, but it’s hard to know how to get started. Some people have a negative view of networking; thinking that it involves being deceptive or finding a way to turn every conversation around to yourself. But it needn’t be that way! Successful networking is all about putting you in touch with other like-minded academics or professionals with whom you share interests. These networks help you both by supplying information (for example, finding someone with an expertise in a statistical technique which you are interested in using) and by providing you with a way to share your research (for example, sending your recent publications to other researchers who could find it useful). Networking can be a fun and rewarding way to build up your profile within your discipline.

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    Top Summer Schools in Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

    written by INOMICS Team

    accessories-84528_1920Summer schools are a terrific opportunity for psychologists looking to learn a new methodology such as eye tracking, EEG or interview techniques, or to brush up on statistical and data analysis skills with courses focused on MATLAB, SPSS or MRI data analysis. For psychologists, summer schools offer not only time to learn these techniques, but also the chance to meet up with fellow students and researchers and build up your professional network with cognitive scientists, neuroscientists and other social scientists.

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    Top Public Health Summer Schools 2015

    written by Anna Swilak

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    Summer is coming, and with it also a great number of Summer School opportunities! By participating in summer sessions, you can keep your current academic skills sharp and learn new ones as well.

    In recent posts you could read about top business and economics summer schools taking place this year. This week is especially dedicated to students and professionals with an interest in public health and development issues. The summer schools here could prove to be a great way to learn core principles of public health from world-renowned experts in the field.

    So take a look at our list of top Public Health Summer Schools 2015 in the best locations all around the world!

    We also invite you to see the greatest summer schools in Business & Management and Economics that we published in 2014.

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    Important Factors When Choosing a Graduate Program

    written by Claire Macdonald

    2274225022_3f3beac0ef_mThe decision to undertake graduate study is an important one, and once you have decided to take this step, the next question is – which one!? There are so many graduate study options around the world that deciding where and what to study can be an immense task. Consider why you are interested in a graduate program, and research your options. After you’ve done some initial research, you can narrow it down to the programs and schools that interest you. If you can, attend a university fair to get a feel for a university or program. Read more

     

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    Cultural Differences in Academia: Major Points to Keep in Mind While Studying Abroad

    written by Claire Macdonald

    imageIn recent years, more and more universities are deliberately seeking out international students and encouraging cross-cultural exchange, whether through direct exchange programs, entire degrees for or including international students, or wider networks such as the Erasmus program in Europe. The benefits of working and studying abroad are numerous – they can lead to improved language skills, salary, a global network of contacts and increased cultural sensitivity.

    Such an experience can prepare a student for their future career, and (more importantly, perhaps) for life. In a globalised world, it is increasingly important that people are able to interact and work comfortably with individuals from all around the world. However, it isn’t always easy! In order to be successful in your studies and to make the most of your time abroad, it will often be necessary to adjust your expectations and behaviour. What is considered normal or expected in your own country may in fact be a bad idea at your host university! The following are a few major points of cultural difference to keep in mind while studying overseas. Read more

     

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    Why Study in the UK? 5 Reasons to Choose Britain for Study Abroad

    written by Claire Macdonald

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    The value of overseas study is immeasurable, and a study abroad semester or degree enhances the educational experience. As such, we have recently been doing a blog post series highlighting reasons to study in Italy, Turkey, China, Spain and – now our next in line -  the United Kingdom! The UK is home to many of the world’s leading universities, and is a top international student destination for those who would like to improve their English and take advantage of the challenging and creative courses on offer around the UK.

     

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    AEA Annual Meeting 2015: January 3-5, Boston, MA

    written by Claire Macdonald

    4608613719_b24a0e7cab_m (2)Today marked the first day of this year’s American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting. The AEA Meeting is an annual event that brings together some of the superstars of economics in one of the largest economics-focused gatherings in the world. Every year, upwards of 10,000 academics come together for discussions, presentations, and – equally important! – socialising, over a long weekend. Read more

     

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