Roger Adkins

Executive Director, Center for Global and Career Education

Roger Adkins

Roger Adkins is a scholar-administrator with a complex profile that includes extensive administrative work and expertise in global learning, ongoing interdisciplinary research and scholarship, and teaching in both domestic and international settings. They are a passionate interculturalist who strives to make global learning accessible for every student, both in on-campus and off-campus settings.

Roger identifies as queer, lives with a disability (not visible), and comes from a working-class background. They were also a first-generation college student. They are passionate about inclusiveness and are very happy to serve as a mentor or advocate for students from diverse backgrounds. They identify as gender nonbinary and use they/them/their pronouns.

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Taming the Critical Voice of Self-Doubt

Do you have trouble representing your own achievements without adding qualifiers like “I think I did OK” or “I believe my performance was good”? This article addresses the sources of this self-doubt and gives tips for knowing when and how …

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3 New Job Interview Questions Companies Are Asking Right Now

The pandemic has upended the professional world globally, and patterns of how, where, and when people work may never be the same as they were before it began. This article examines three of the now-common questions in job interviews and …

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Facing shortage of high-skilled workers, employers are seeking more immigrant talent, study finds

The US does not have enough folks qualified as highly skilled workers in computer-related jobs, and the industry increasingly looks to hire immigrants for open positions. Read the article here >>>

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How Migrant Filmmakers Practice Archival Activism

By Megan A. Carney

Migrant youth in Palermo, Italy, are documenting their lives to ensure their stories are not just told by those in power.

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Global Topic: Hitchhiking Imperialism

By the 19th century, as the UK (and the “Pax Britannica”) helped introduce a more modern global economy, a country did not have to be a colonial power itself in order to benefit from the profits of global imperialism. Scandinavia …

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How the model minority myth holds Asian Americans back at work—and what companies should do

Original article by Jennifer Liu

In some ways, Quincy Surasmith says he didn’t feel like an outsider growing up. Surasmith, who is Thai American and Chinese American, was raised in a part of L.A. that had a large Asian American …

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2 Earlham College seniors to travel the world as Watson Fellows

For the second year in a row, two seniors from Earlham have been selected for the prestigious Watson Fellowship, continuing the College’s proud tradition of producing curious and confident global scholars.

Esther Mano, an African and African American studies and …

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Starting Salary Projections Positive for the Class of 2021; Big Increase for Humanities Graduates

By: NACE Staff

The average starting salary projections for all reported categories of majors for Class of 2021 bachelor’s degree graduates show increases, albeit some of them are on the smaller side, according to NACE’s Winter 2021 Salary Survey.

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Why foreign-language skills matter for the next-generation workforce

By: Kanoe Namahoe (SmartBrief)

Demand is growing for multilingual work talent. Organizations are increasingly seeking employees who can speak more than one language, according to a 2017 report from New American Economy. This is particularly true for companies and industries …

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Nervous About A Job Interview? 15 Smart Strategies To Conquer Your Anxiety

No matter how many job interviews you’ve gone through, it’s perfectly normal to get nervous beforehand. You might be unable to sleep the night before or feel your stomach tying up in knots as the meeting time draws closer. If …

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