ICEF Podcast

August '22 • The growing importance of career opportunities for international students

Episode Summary

In this episode, we start with a discussion about recent news and developments in the international student recruitment industry including how US visa processing delays are worsening, whereas on a more positive note, the UK is resuming priority processing. For our main topic, host Martijn van de Veen and ICEF Monitor's Editor in Chief Craig Riggs focus on career opportunities for international students. They are joined by Nannette Ripmeester, Director Client Relations Europe & North America and Adam Cooper, President of Alliance Abroad. Then, after a short message from our sponsor, SRH Haarlem Campus, we conclude the episode with our Keys to the market section, where this month we will focus on the appeal of Nepal as a source market for international student recruitment.

Episode Notes

Episode Notes

News & Developments:

Main topic:
Career opportunities for international students
-  Nannette Ripmeester,   is the Director of Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM) and director Europe & North America for i-graduate. She’s involved in the employability initiative, supporting students’ intercultural and employability skills through a gamification app. ‘Making mobility work’ is her motto - Nannette thrives when making the connection between education and the world of work, global employability being pivotal in her work. She is passionate about customising solutions for global mobility for study and work purposes and is keen to enhance the connection between graduates and their future job opportunities. Her love for global mobility and bridging the gap between education and the world of work was ignited when she worked for 7 years at the European Commission where she was responsible for setting up the EURES database for mobile workers in EU Member States. Nannette holds an MA degree from the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of the supervisory board for Codarts University in the Netherlands and is actively involved in the NAFSA Trainer Corps. She has been the ‘Industry Innovator in Residence’ for Study Queensland 2018-19 with a focus on employability. With over 25 years of experience working for corporate and HigherEd organisations, Nannette is a leading expert on mobility for study and work.

- Adam Cooper, President at Alliance Abroad Group

SRH Haarlem Campus

Keys to the Market: