Connecting International Education to the Global Workforce   Feb 2017

Global Professional Search Inc. (GPS) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are partnering to connect young professionals from the U.S. and around the world to global enterprises that seek employees with language ability, experience living and studying abroad, and the critical and creative skills acquired through cultural immersion.

This collaboration unites organizations with distinctive capabilities around a shared goal. GPS is a woman-owned, job-matching service that specializes in sourcing and evaluating candidates with global competencies, differentiating itself with unprecedented access to global talent. In addition to industry-specific knowledge, GPS candidates possess foreign language proficiency, overseas experience, and regional expertise. Moreover, GPS is driven by research that directly correlates study abroad and language immersion with a global mindset and the most sought-after soft skills that employers desire. The growing demand for these particular skills is affirmed by increasing emphasis placed in today's job postings on leadership, resiliency, intellectual curiosity, problem-solving capability, etc.

A Washington D.C. Startup to Watch in 2016   Feb 2017

Over the last few years, Washington D.C. has made great strides to attract entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, incubators, and accelerators in an attempt to build its startup bona fides and place itself among the serious east coast centers of innovation. 2016 will be no exception.

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree™ Report, Washington D.C. ranked 10th in 2015 for VC funding–receiving $786 million across 144 deals. Although not yet pari passu with Silicon Valley's $21.5 billion in 2015 VC funding, the nation's capital has a deep commitment to supporting startup ventures.

Taking advantage of its Washington D.C. location—a hub for international business and policy—Global Professional Search (GPS) is a woman-owned startup to watch in 2016. GPS is a smart job-matching service with an online platform and matching algorithm that reduces the time employers spend finding and filtering global talent. GPS differentiates itself from competitors with unprecedented access to candidates with "global competencies"—foreign language proficiency, overseas experience, regional expertise, and a global mindset—in addition to industry-specific knowledge.

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