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Learn More About WORKING ACROSS CULTURES Micro-credential
Once you’ve earned a micro-credential, share it widely across various social media platforms (think adding it to your LinkedIn profile), with your contacts, and the greater community – thus enhancing your professional profile. You can also list it on your resume, refer to it in your cover letters, and use it as a talking point during interviews to introduce the skills you have developed.
About the Working Across Cultures Micro-credential
This micro-credential documents that you’ve developed certain key competencies that the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has designated as being essential for new college grads. Specifically, it indicates to potential employers that you have demonstrated skills in the areas of:
Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes. Professionalism/Work Ethic:
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving:
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences. Global/Intercultural Fluency:
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict. Teamwork/Collaboration:
REQUIREMENTS TO EARN THE WORKING ACROSS CULTURES MICRO-CREDENTIAL
Of course, there are specific requirements that must be met in order to earn this micro-credential, including:
Successfully completing each module of the Intern Abroad online curriculum, including the tasks as outlined. The course instructor will be able to monitor progress.
Completing all of your internship work hours and receiving a positive final supervisor evaluation. The final evaluation will be submitted to the course instructor.
Actively engaging in the live class meetings with the instructor.
Submitting a quality final summative reflection paper as well as a final video, presentation, or similar creative deliverable which presents the outcomes/results of the internship experience.
HOW TO SIGN UP
If you’re interested in earning this micro-credential, please message your instructor by the beginning of the second week of your internship. In your online classroom, see the Events tab in the left sidebar menu for the exact deadline!
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Learn more about specific learning objectives and required activities.