Tip # 3 | Top 5 tips for international students in NZ

Let's look at the same old classic lecturer-in-the-class-asking-question case!! When a question is asked, even if you know the answer, you prefer to be a quite spectator.

Is it because of your habit or are you an introvert? Or is it simply a case of lack of interest? Just to let you know; this fear, shyness, anxiety or procrastination can hold you back in almost all the areas of your life including your career.

As they say, 'to make an omelet, you have to break the shell' similarly, 'to become more than an individual with hidden potential, the shell, the protective prison has to be broken'. Your shell  is stopping you from showcasing the real you to the outside world. As a result comes the Tip # 3

# 3 Break out of your shell

Only after the egg's protective shell is broken the potential of what lies inside is met. Whether its fate is to serve someone by supplying nutrients or to live its own life; it must shed the shell!!

How??


Make friends outside your culture

  • Make a concious decision to establish friendships with people from diverse cultures
  • Put yourself in a situation where you can meet people from different cultures
  • Ask people questions about their culture, customs and views
  • Notice differences in communication styles and values; make no assumptions
  • This doesn't mean you have to dump your existing friends from your culture and country

Attend different events

  • Increases your visibility
  • An excellent platform to start relationships
  • Stay current on the latest trends in your industry
  • Connect with key influencers
  • If you can't attend the event, follow the on-line feeds on the event

Offer volunteering services

  • Learn new skills
  • Be a part of your community
  • Boost your career options
  • Meet diverse range of people
  • Create excellent references

Pursue your hobby or join a club

  • A chance to connect with yourself
  • A means to discover and re-discover your talents
  • A chance to meet people with similar tastes
  • Helps you keep physically and mentally fit
  • Beats out the stress

Breaking your shell would mean you might have to step out of your comfort zone. You might have to do things that you have never done before... so do them... you were never an international student before.... right?

Click on this link to see Tip # 1
Click on this link to see Tip # 2

Tip # 4 to follow soon.

Cheers
Raj

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