Ep #7-13 of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast

Ep: 7 | Tips for Getting into the International Education Field

Want to get into the increasingly competitive international education field? Whether you’re just graduating or looking for a career change, my interview with David Comp, of the International Higher Education Consulting Blog, is for you.


Ep: 8 | Creating a Life, Not Settling In

Leslie Forman is the perfect example of someone who has re-launched themselves after being abroad – twice! After studying abroad in Chile for a year, Leslie moved to China to work. Four years later, she returned to Chile, where she now lives, works, and blogs. In this podcast, Leslie talks about her re-entry experiences after living in Chile and China, shares a simple strategy she used to survive reverse culture shock, and describes the importance of acknowledging how you’ve changed as you re-negotiating life back home.


Ep: 9 | An Interview with Dr. Regina Higgins

Dr. Regina Higgins is outreach director at the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. She writes about no cost and low cost resources for global teaching in her blog, Teaching the World on a Shoestring. Blog: Teaching the World on a Shoestring – teachingtheworldonashoestring.blogspot.com/ Twitter: @reginahiggins


Ep:10 | Re-Entry Doesn’t Equal Failure

In this podcast, Sabrina shares why re-entry doesn’t equal failure, how her re-entry compares to what she learned about re-entry at university, why it’s ok to be liberal with the use of the word home, three concrete strategies that are helping Sabrina re-launch herself, why re-entry is like fish and chips…and much more!


Ep:11 | The IDI, Literature & Crepes

In this podcast, Seth shares how taking the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) helped him prepare for his second re-entry experience, why literature is a fantastic re-entry resource, and why re-entry is like a French crepe.

Ep:12 | An Interview with Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, which is now one of the top career and business sites on the web. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software start ups.