HOW TO DEVELOP A PROFESSIONAL WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
Florida International University (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:It is proven that in education there are no borders. Currently in the US international students are present in every classroom. This group of students is no mistaken that choosing the university is one of the biggest steps in their life and career.
The number of international students is significantly growing in the United States. According to Department of Education, there were 886,052 international students attending US colleges and universities just last year. The majority of the students come from the Middle East and Asia. The American universities compete strongly for international students by offering a variety of scholarships. The proven way to attract prospective students from overseas is superb customer service complemented by the support network of international agents.
International recruitment agents play viral role in the global recruitment. Often they are the sole source of information that prospective student will receive about the chosen university or college before enrolling in the desired program. It is imperative to develop strong network of agents that can help in the promotion but at the same time could guide students in the right direction. International agency is not only responsible for the promotion of the school /degree but also takes a prime role in assisting with the many times complicated application process. It is a safety net for the parents and a major resource of information for the students. Some universities are more successful than others in collaboration with the global agents network. The paper offers analysis of how to choose and conduct the working relationship with global agents, how to build a trust between agents, school, and students and how to cultivate a professional relationship that is based on mutual respect.
Keywords: International recruitment, international agencies.