Boston, MA (PressExposure) June 01, 2011 -- With economies on both side of the Atlantic remaining stubbornly stagnant, the class of 2011 are going to be required to think outside of the box in order to take their first tentative steps on to the career ladder.
According to a survey published last month, just 53% of recent college graduates are currently in full time employment, and graduates in their first jobs have seen their starting salaries decrease by an average of $3000 since 2009.
The increasing need for structured professional development experiences has led to the creation of The GVI Academy of Internships Abroad, which will see its first cohort of interns set off to international destinations in the coming months.
Internships with the GVI Academy provide young graduates with the chance to gain practical work experience in their chosen field of interest, whilst experiencing the sights and sounds of a new culture. For many it is the first time that they have gained both the experience of living abroad, and working in a professional environment.
Another benefit of the GVI Academy Internship programme is that it provides fresh thinking and an extra pair of hands to organizations who, more often than not, desperately need the help. . The GVI Academy works predominantly with charities, NGO's and social enterprises. These are the kinds of organizations that can provide graduate interns with a wide variety of experiences within one role and who are now working to tighter and tighter budgets.
As the global world of business becomes smaller and smaller; new graduates will be increasingly expected to be 'citizens of the world'. The aim of The GVI Academy of Internships Abroad is to prepare students and young professionals to succeed and lead in the global workplace in a responsible way.
Interested prospective interns and host organisations can contact The GVI Academy in the usual ways, through Facebook, Twitter and their Website.
The GVI Academy of Internships Abroad - Training Tomorrows Future Today.