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International Students Brock University

Instructor Susan Melnichuk teaches the Masters Preparatory Certificate in Education (MPCE) program at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. All of the students in the September 2018 cohort had completed undergraduate degrees in their home countries, but few had ever been to Canada before. The majority of students came from China, but two students came from […]

Priorities at Work

Imagine you’re assigned to a new project at work with new team members, whom you know very little about. Would you likely dive right into the project, or are you the type who wants to get to know your new colleagues a bit before charging ahead?   If you’ve ever taken the GlobeSmart Profile, you […]

Cultural Competence in Chinese Academics

For a young student, studying abroad can provide invaluable global leadership skills and cultural competence they will have for the rest of their life. But what about students who are unable to study abroad but still want that experience? Aperian Global Consultant Dan Kerr sat down with Elizabeth Tuleja, China Fulbright Scholar and Sichuan University […]

How to Mend Strained Work Relationships On a Global Team

The winter holidays are typically a time of happiness and celebration, as well as a time to reflect on the new year to come. Before you step away from work to enjoy the holidays, consider mending any strained work relationships. Addressing an unresolved fight will likely allow you to better relax and enjoy the break […]

University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine

In light of International Education Week, we at Aperian Global have been thinking about the immense benefits of studying in another culture, and the impact it has not only on the individual who studies abroad, but how it helps drive innovation, foster global understanding, and open new markets. Recently, one of our consultants, Dr. Daniel Kerr, […]

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An Interview by Betty Zhou Michael Shen, Aperian Global’s Senior Global Account Manager in Shanghai, recently sat down with Human Resources and Talent Development Specialist Betty Zhou for an interview. The following is a translated version of the original Mandarin interview.  I recently interviewed Michael Shen, Senior Global Account Manager of Aperian Global, a company […]

Attitudes Towards Women

| Posted in: Diversity & Inclusion, Global Mindset, GlobeSmart
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It can be easy to get lost in our own immediate reality and forget how different life can be for others around the world. Whether you are located in North America or across the world in South Asia, it is undoubtedly an interesting time for women. There have been many recent events, spanning from Brazil […]

We are often asked how we support companies in diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. The truth is, diversity can look very, very different, depending on geography, industry, organization, culture, and a number of other factors. For this reason, successful inclusion initiatives tend to vary widely. Inclusion best practices must be customized to the unique diversity […]

KIA Motors Mexico Success Story

From time to time, we like to feature real client case studies to exhibit the impact our solutions have. The next story demonstrates how pertinent understanding cultural differences and work styles are for a healthy and productive team. Expat Managers, Local Employees In 2014, the construction of KIA Motors Mexico (KMM) plant in Pesquería, located […]

What’s Your Workplace Animal?

| Posted in: Global Teams, GlobeSmart, Infographics
What's Your Workplace Animal?

It’s no secret – sometimes the workplace can feel like a jungle. We hope our infographic will help you uncover your workplace animal and gain some insight into the types of personalities you interact with on a daily basis. If you want to dive even further into your work style and learn more about the GlobeSmart Profile, sign […]