Save the date: INTERLOCALITY closing event, November 18 2024 (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

International degree students often struggle to find internships and employment locally/in the region they study. In 2022 UCN, Arcada, FH Munster, SEND and Fontys UAS joined forces to increase the stay rate of their international students. During their 3-year research project INTERLOCALITY the consortium gained insight into the main obstacles of students, employers, UAS and…

Enhancing online training  courses for staff: final insights from focus groups and pilots 

This article presents an update on the progress of the INTERLOCALITY project’s initiative to develop online staff training courses aimed at enhancing the employability and retention of international degree students. After gathering and analysing the insights from the first piloting phase conducted in Denmark and Finland in autumn 2023, the second piloting phase has been…

Online Staff training courses well on the way: insights into the development process

As emerged from the research insights conducted within Workpackage 2 of the project, to enhance the employability and retention of international degree students, focusing solely on their preparation, networking, and competences is not sufficient. In fact, within the quadruple helix approach, it is increasingly crucial to equip employers, employees, third sector organisations), and Higher Education…

The development of an International Talent Journey at Arcada

Career support is fundamental for international higher education degree students seeking employment during and after their studies. To enhance their host country employability, the Erasmus+ project INTERLOCALITY – Increased Local Employability of International Degree Students, is developing an International Talent Journey (ITJ) for international students throughout their studies. Arcada is one of the partners of…

Developing not only employability, but also employer-ability

By Sandra Slotte The INTERLOCALITY project aims to increase the local employability of international higher education degree students within the fields of engineering and business administration. This focus on ‘employability’ is congruent with the global narrative on the responsibility of the students to develop their employability in order to gain, and maintain, employment. However, already…