Going abroad for a work assignment is a big step, not only for your social and family life, but also for your career. Those who take the leap abroad soon find out whether and how this experience can give their career a well-deserved boost.
In previous articles we have addressed the many issues you might come across while abroad. However, you will also come across many new professional opportunities. If you are bold enough to take that huge step and hop on a plane, you may get a lot of good things out of your time abroad as an expat.
The longer you stay, the more time you have for a fully-fledged expat experience. However, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how long your assignment takes: Even being an expat for only half a year will enhance your chances in the company hierarchy or on the job market significantly.
The Effects of an Assignment Abroad
Moreover, your experience abroad can give you additional confidence. If you are adventurous enough to embark on a new assignment in another country or even become a “self-made” expatriate, you have already proven adaptability and determination. Paired with your newfound confidence and self-reliance, your experience abroad will greatly increase your chances on the job market.
Sue (24) used to be the shy type in college. “I wasn’t exactly a mousy wallflower,” she says and laughs, “but, yeah, it was pretty close sometimes.” When she decided to go to Ghana for a year and teach English and Arts in a rural community development project, she was almost as amazed at her own courage as most of her friends.
Upon her return to Texas, Sue quickly realized how her assignment abroad had given her new confidence. Soon after she came back, she landed her dream job with a non-profit art project in Houston, Texas. “You just know that you have accomplished something. And after a whole year in Ghana, a couple of job interviews weren’t all that scary anymore.”
Just like Sue, you will thrive in the new working environment if you are equipped with patience, calmness, tenacity, and a well-developed sense of humor. An assignment abroad can be the perfect opportunity to further your personal development. Your manners, appearance, and behavior will change as your assignment gives you an air of new-found competence and confidence.
The purpose of this assignment
Students who successfully complete this assignment will be able to present critical arguments around ICTs for development projects and demonstrate their capabilities related to engaging with textual and numerical data to present information in a presentation format.
Locate any project where ICTs were applied in contexts such as those described in this chapter, in your local community, own city, province or country, or elsewhere in the world and/or that you have been involved with.
Ensure that you identify the following aspects in your case study:
1. Title of the project
2. Website address(es) that provide information about the project
3. Introduction & Background, including details on the project
o Rationale (what was the reason for the project/why was it needed?)
o Start date, duration (this far) and status (ongoing, completed, etc.)
4. A description of the project, including details on
o The ICT4D solutions that was used in the project
o The strengths and weaknesses of the project
5. You could also add things like
o Major partners
o Major stakeholders
o Who initiated the process?
o Who were the target beneficiaries?
o Who were the service providers?
o How did the initiative work?
o Was there a local champion (some-one from the local community who represented the interests of that community)?
Create a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 8 slides that provide the information as detailed above. Submit your presentation via the Drop box facility.
I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT TO DO ,CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ASSIST ME WITH THIS PROBLEM ??????
WERE DO I STRAT IN ORDER TO END UP WITH A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION !!!!!