The CALL Blog

  • Northeastern alumni help initiate global accounting firm’s corporate social responsibility program

    by
    CALL Staff
    | Feb 11, 2017
    While on co-op in Mexico City at the global accounting firm RSM International, two Northeastern graduates, Erika Nothnagel and Megan Aspray, helped to create RSM Mexico's first Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in the form of grade school financial education.
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  • A lesson every business leader could learn from talking to a Peace Corps volunteer

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    Paula Caligiuri
    | Oct 25, 2016
    Peace Corps volunteers can teach us a lot about how to be strong, global leaders. A study conducted by Paula Caligiuri and Dr. Ibraiz Tarique found that the experiences Peace Corps volunteers have helped them develop strong global leadership competencies. Read more about how powerful and how much Peace Corps experiences can teach us.
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  • I stopped asking “Where are you from?” Here's why.

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    Elodie Kwan
    | Oct 11, 2016
    We are so often defined by where we are from. We are put into boxes and categories based on physical features, accents, and place of birth. And unfortunately, more often than not, we get asked “No, where are you REALLY from?” when your original answer didn’t fit your physical appearance. Read about our reflective on Taiye Selasi’s TED talk, “Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local.”
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  • The Scapper vs. The Silver Spoon: Which is Better for an International Assignment?

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    Brandreth Canaley
    | Sep 20, 2016
    Sometimes the perfect candidate for an international assignment doesn’t have the perfect résumé. They don't check all the ideal boxes in a résumé screening but they bring something else to the table that is key for international assignments.
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  • Peace Corps for the Private Sector

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    JM Ascienzo, National Peace Corps Association
    | Aug 30, 2016
    I served in Peace Corps in Thailand from 2012 to 2015. Rewarding, effective and practical, I often wondered not just why there wasn’t more Peace Corps in the world, but also whether the private sector had similar programs to provide employees the opportunity to transfer skills, partner with local communities, and exchange culture.
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  • When compassion is profitable

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    Brandreth Canaley
    | Aug 11, 2016
    Compassion leads to employee happiness, better global business leaders and greater organizational success. Read our blog and watch Google’s “Jolly Good” Fellow, Chade-Meng Tan talk about how compassion thrives at Google and learn why every company should follow their lead.
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  • Are you a Global Citizen?

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    Brandreth Canaley
    | Aug 04, 2016
    The mentality of a global citizen could be the key to expatriate success. Eliminating the barriers of nationality may help expatriates and their host country coworkers find long-term solutions to company wide problems and increase the likelihood of expatriate assignment success.
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